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Aquatic therapy

The 16-by-20-foot warm-water therapy pool is an option for patients experiencing pain, restricted motion, or decreased strength or mobility. Many people are restricted in the exercise or activities they can perform because of pain or weakness. When in the water, pain is reduced, and patients can begin rehabilitation sooner. Water supports the body, reduces joint stress, and provides resistance and assistance to movement.

The pool features a hydrolift chair for patients who have problems using the ladders to enter the pool. The pool depth ranges from 3 to 5 feet, so patients do not need to know how to swim to take advantage of aquatic therapy. There's an in-the-water treadmill and resistance jets along with a variety of restrictive and flotation devices to meet specific therapy needs. Your therapy will be done with 1-on-1 direction by a licensed therapist or therapy assistant who will be with you in the pool area at all times. Private locker rooms are also available for men, women and families to change clothes.

Patients find that doing their therapy in the pool protects their joints during exercise, reduces stress, and decreases swelling and pain. Time spent in the pool can help increase circulation, strength and endurance while also improving balance and coordination.

Aquatic therapy is also performed at our Crivitz location in conjunction with the Crivitz Youth Center.

Patients who may benefit from aquatic therapy include those with:

  • Acute and chronic back pain and injuries.
  • Arthritis.
  • Athletic injuries.
  • Autism.
  • Cerebral vascular accidents (stroke).
  • Chronic pain.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Joint pain and stiffness.
  • Lupus.
  • Lymphedema.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Neurological diagnoses.
  • Orthopedic injuries.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Post-operative care.
  • Persistent pain.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
  • Total joint replacements.
  • Weight-bearing restrictions.
  • Weakness or deconditioning.


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Bay Area Medical Center
3003 University Drive
Marinette, WI 54143