Aquatic therapy

Aquatic therapy

What is aquatic therapy?

Aquatic therapy uses water’s natural therapeutic properties; buoyancy, resistance and warmth, to create a gentler environment for exercise. Patients of any age or condition can benefit from exercise in the water. It can be used independently or in conjunction with a land therapy based program. Patient are typically seen for six to eight visits in the water. Our goal is to help establish a beneficial independent program to be continued following the completion of the sessions.

Getting started

An initial assessment at TRIA is done prior to your first session to determine if aquatic therapy is the right choice for you. For more information or to schedule an appointment give us a call, Bloomington 952-806-5772 or Woodbury 952-977-4401.


Aquatic therapy benefits

  • One-on-one care from a licensed physical therapist in the water
  • Gently builds strength and muscle tone
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Improves range of motion
  • Decreases joint stress
  • Reduces pain
  • Minimizes swelling
  • Delivers better joint position awareness
  • Develops core strength

Hydroworx pool at TRIA Woodbury

  • Hydroworx pool uses underwater treadmills and video motion capture
  • Bromine pool, not chlorine, with the depths of 3’8″ to 4’6″.

Appointment day expectations

  • Arrive at the pool 15 minutes prior to your appointment in order to change; changing facilities available at the pool
  • Appointment length: approx. 45 minutes
  • Pool depth: three to five feet
  • Pool temperature: 90° F
  • No need to be able to swim, but comfort in and near water is a must.

What to bring to the pool

  • Bathing suit or any non-white gym shorts and T-shirt
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes for after your session
  • Optional: non-slip water shoes


The Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington 
3900 American Blvd. West Bloomington, MN 55437 (Across from TRIA Orthopedic Center on I-494 & France Ave.)

For detailed directions call the Hilton hotel at 952-893-9500.

TRIA Orthopedic Center Woodbury
155 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

For directions or additional information call 952-977-4401.

Bloomington aquatic therapy team

Woodbury aquatic therapy team