Aquatic Therapy Programs
Aquatic therapy is a great, low impact way to deliver impressive results. A wide range of the people we help realize significant benefits, particularly those suffering with arthritis or recovering from surgery or injury.
Water provides support that significantly decreases stress on weight bearing joints, muscles and bones. This allows patients to enjoy a greater range of motion, flexibility and endurance with less pain. Treatments can progress more quickly, allowing patients to experience faster improvement.
Rock Valley Physical Therapy offers individualized therapy in conjunction with local fitness centers. When a patient's treatments is complete, they have the option to continue an independent water exercise program.
Aquatic Therapy Benefits:
- Decreased Stress on Joints
- Reduced Pain
- Increased Strength, Flexibility and Endurance
AQUATIC THERAPY PROGRAM
Your primary therapist or physician may recommend aquatic therapy to help with your healing process and improve range of motion, strength and endurance.
Water exercise minimizes joint compression throughout your low back, knees, and various other joints. The water also helps to decrease swelling, thereby relieving pain. The buoyancy of the water makes exercises feel easier than when performed on land. In reality, you are working the same muscle groups, but with less force. The resistance of the water also facilitates added challenges for strengthening and balance purposes.
Illinois: The Two Rivers YMCA in Moline at 2040 53rd Street, off Avenue of the Cities. Go to the North Entrance (the entrance furthest from Avenue of the Cities). Please check in at the desk and they will direct you to the dressing rooms. Once you change into your swimming suit, go through the changing room and the warm water pool will be to your right. If you have difficulty walking longer distances, you may enter the pool area from the lobby.
Iowa: Sisters of Humility building, 820 West Central Park, Davenport, IA 52804. Please check in with the receptionist and she will direct you to the pool. The pool area may be accessed by stairs or elevator.
WHAT TO BRING
You will need a towel, swimming suit or shorts and a T-shirt. Bring a lock for a locker or you can bring your clothes into the pool area and place them on the bench. If you have diabetes or problems with sensation in your feet, we recommend water shoes, which can be purchased at Target, Kmart or Walmart.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Please shower in the locker room or poolside prior to entering pool. The warm pool is reserved for Rock Valley Physical Therapy patients only. Therapy will last about 40 minutes with one-on-one supervision. Most exercises are performed in waist to chest deep water.
TO SCHEDULE OR CANCEL APPOINTMENTS
Illinois: Contact our Valley View Drive office at (309) 797-0866. Please stay scheduled 1-2 weeks ahead. This will help you get the appointment time you prefer. Please cancel at least 24 hours ahead to provide others the opportunity for an appointment.
Iowa: Contact our W 35th Ave at (563) 324-2263. Please stay scheduled 1-2 weeks ahead. This will help you get the appointment time you prefer. Please cancel at least 24 hours ahead to provide others the opportunity for an appointment.
Illinois: Contact Kara Morales PT, or Nettie Nice PTA at (309) 797-0866. They would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
Iowa: Please contact Ron Stout at the W 35th Ave at (563) 324-2263. He would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
SEE YOU IN THE POOL!