Aquatic Rehabilitation Therapy
No swimming skills are required to participate in an aqua therapy program. Our goal is to enhance your functional abilities within your daily life.
Aquatic Therapy sessions are staffed by Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Each patient is evaluated and an individualized therapy program established for strengthening, stabilization, flexibility, and pain control. This program requires a prescription from your physician and works well for those who need physical therapy but have difficulty tolerating rehabilitation exercises on dry land.
Aquatic Community Classes
These programs are staffed by a licensed Occupational or Therapeutic Recreational Therapist. The classes are for those who are more comfortable exercising in water than on dry land and wish to participate in a group setting.
Munson’s Aquatic Rehabilitation Therapy and Water Wellness programs are used by those with the following conditions:
- Arthritis: rheumatoid and degenerative
- Athletic injuries (may begin rehabilitating earlier in water)
- Balance and coordination deficits
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Orthopedic and/or neurologically impaired pediatric patients
- Post-operative spine and joints
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Aquatic Community Classes
- Arthritis Foundation Class
- Benefits of Exercising in the Water
Through the properties of warm water, patients can physically move easier and more comfortably. Due to the resistive quality of water even very weak muscles can be strengthened earlier in a therapeutic pool than on land. For those post-surgical patients, being introduced into water provides support to increase range of motion in a gravity-reduced environment. This facilitates functional abilities including transfers, activities of daily living, and overall strengthening in a successful therapeutic medium.
All staff members are certified in Aquatic Therapy, and include:
- Therapeutic Recreational Therapist
The Traverse City area pool is located at Premier Health & Fitness, 1209 S. Garfield Ave.
Benzonia Physical Therapy
(Paul Oliver Off-site Facility)
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center
Aquatic Therapy: Billed to all insurance companies
Community Classes: Pre-payment is required
To enroll in Aquatic Therapy, call (231) 935-2812. A prescription from your physician is required.
To enroll in a community class, call (231) 935-0690.
An Aquatics Program handbook will be provided to you at the time of enrollment.