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Aquatic Therapy treatments must be initiated via a provider referral. For more information about Cone Health Aquatic Therapy or to make a referral, please contact us at (336) 890-2980.

Aquatic Therapy

Man receiving aquatic therapy in poolCone Health aquatic therapy is a wonderful rehabilitation option for patients who need less stress on their bodies while recovering from an injury, surgery or illness. Working in the warm therapy pool means patients feel lighter and allows them to participate in exercises that may be too painful or difficult on land. It can also make exercises more challenging for patients who need that approach instead. Aquatic therapy can be adjusted to meet any ability level, from very limited mobility to high-level athletic activities.

The goal of aquatic rehabilitation is to work up to a land-based exercise program for long-term, functional strength improvements. In the meantime, though, this type of therapy can be incredibly helpful, comfortable and challenging for patients.

What To Expect

Your first Physical Therapy visit will be an evaluation on land, so for your first session with Cone Health Aquatic Therapy you won’t even get in the water! This helps us create your plan of care and set goals. After that, at least every tenth visit will be back on land to check in on your progress.

Child receiving aquatic therapy in poolAfter your initial evaluation, you’ll participate in 45-minute, one-on-one therapy sessions in our heated pool (which is kept at around 90 degrees). We recommend wearing a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt – something you can feel comfortable in and move well in while in the water – as well as water shoes, as our floor is tile and can be quite slippery.

We also have a full changing room with showers and lockers for dressing before and after your therapy session. We have towels and recommend patients bring their own from home.

The aquatic center is about 500 feet from nearest parking spot, so come prepared with a helper if you need assistance walking that distance or if you need help toileting and dressing.

You don’t have to know how to swim to participate in aquatic therapy. The pool only gets to 4 feet, 8 inches in depth, and your head will usually be above the water.

Address and Hours

The rehabilitation pool is used for Physical and Occupational Therapy Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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