Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy uses the natural buoyancy of water to facilitate exercise without the compressive loading forces present with routine land-based programs. Aquatic Therapy is currently available at our Grand Island and Kearney locations.

What Is Aquatic Therapy?

For patients who are in pain and are weakened due to an injury or disability, aquatic therapy offers the perfect solution to begin treatment. Therapy sessions are conducted in our warm water pool. The natural buoyancy of water reduces stress on the body and helps patients exercise easier with less pain. Plus, the natural pressure of water reduces joint and soft-tissue swelling and provides enough resistance to strengthen the muscle.

Specialty-Trained Aquatic Therapists

Our specialty-trained aquatic therapists will help you reach your goals. In select locations, we provide safe, hands-on, effective, customized care for patients with any of the following:

  • Difficulty walking or limited weight-bearing capacity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Extremity injuries which prevent regular conditioning on normal surfaces or in athletic participation
  • Spinal dysfunction which prevents exercise on normal surfaces due to pain, immobility and/or compression
  • Arthritis   
  • Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain
  • Total hip/knee/joint replacements
  • Unsuccessful attempts at land-based therapy


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