Aquatic therapy is a great, low impact way to deliver impressive results. This results in a wide range of significant benefits, particularly if you are 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 you to enjoy a greater range of motion, flexibility and endurance with less pain. Treatments – and improvement – can progress more quickly.
Rock Valley Physical Therapy works with local fitness centers for pool access. When your personalized treatments are complete, you 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.
Scott County YMCA (Downtown Davenport) 606 W 2nd Street
Turn left off Gaines Street onto 2nd Street, then left onto Western Street to turn into the parking lot. Please check in at the desk and they will direct you to the locker room. Walk through the locker rooms and down the stairs to the lower level into the warm water pool. If you have difficulty with stairs, inform the front desk and they will direct you to use the elevator.
Clinton YMCA 317 7th Ave, South
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.
Savanna Park District (West Carroll High School Pool) 500B Cragmoor
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
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.
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.
Contact Kara Morales PT, or Nettie Nice PTA at (309) 797-0866. They would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
Please contact Ron Stout or Becky Burke at the W 35th Street Clinic at (563) 324-2263. Either will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
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