Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy has incredible physical and psycho-social benefits.
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • increase one’s ability to concentrate
  • enhance a feeling of well-being and confidence
  • allow a person in pain to find their center of calm. 


Individuals with certain conditions are unable to exercise on land but often can do so comfortably in the water. Buoyancy allows for a variety of exercises to be done in the water with minimal equipment and people with balance deficits may experience less fear of falling while walking and exercising in the pool.


Conditions it will help with:
  • Orthopedic conditions including fractures, joint replacement, amputations and soft tissue injuries
  • Neurological conditions inclusive of CVA, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease
  • Pain conditions and back injuries
  • Debility due to medical complications and /or disuse, atrophy
  • Arthritis, diabetes, geriatrics, obesity, mastectomy, pre and post natal


Ways it helps:
  • improve flexibility, balance, reaction time and safety during ambulation
  • improve range of motion, muscle strength, gait, and posture
  • decrease pain and abnormal muscle tone
  • improve cardiopulmonary fitness
  • reduce tactile defensiveness/hypersensitivity.



The CHS Aquatic Therapy Program is a program offered to both inpatients and outpatients as an adjunct to land-based treatment or as a primary treatment intervention. Aquatic therapy improves function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises.

Every Catholic Health Services Rehabilitation Hospital features a unique specialized centerpiece service: an indoor, temperature controlled Aquatic Center. These state of the art indoor pools allow therapists to use this unique environment to facilitate and augment traditional rehabilitation hospital treatments.


For Outpatient services at one of our rehabilitation hospitals, request a prescription for physical or occupational aquatic therapy from your physician.


Contact us for information on our aquatic therapy programs at 1-877-CHS- 4ME2.