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Enjoy the Benefits of Aquatic Therapy at Southcoast Health

Our comprehensive aquatic rehabilitation outpatient program at Southcoast combines the beneficial qualities of water with traditional physical therapy to improve your movement, decrease pain and more. As a participant, you’ll work with licensed physical therapists and assistants who will evaluate your musculoskeletal or neuromuscular diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan.

Aquatic therapy can help to improve a wide variety of conditions, including:

Aquatic therapy is also used with traditional, land-based physical therapy to provide a multi-faceted treatment. The pool is easily accessible for handicapped participants, and is controlled to stay at a comfortable temperature. The facilities also include a full locker room and showers.

If your doctor recommends physical therapy with your rehabilitation process, ask them if aquatic therapy is right for you, and find a Southcoast aquatic therapy location.

Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

When you come to Southcoast Health for aquatic therapy, you’ll enjoy that it can:

  • Decrease pain and stiffness
  • Promote muscular relaxation
  • Increase strength and endurance
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Increase range of motion and flexibility
  • Increase circulation and reduced swelling
  • Improve walking quality

Join Our Aquatic Physical Therapy Program

Southcoast Health offers aquatic therapy in Wareham, MA at the Gleason YMCA, but you do not need to be a YMCA member to join our program. However, a medical doctor’s prescription for physical therapy, which is deemed medically necessary to increase independence or enhance daily activities, is required to begin therapy.

Most insurance providers will cover aquatic therapy when you have physician prescription noting a medical diagnosis. We recommend that you contact your insurance company to discuss any out-of-pocket expenses for this therapy.

Southcoast Health provides rehabilitation services, including aquatic therapy, in Wareham, MA.