Aquatic Therapy for Chronic or Multi-Joint Pain

If you have chronic or multi-joint pain, aquatic therapy can make it easier and less painful to participate in rehabilitation services. We use this rehabilitation method at Munson Healthcare to improve your functional abilities and help you live a higher quality of life.

Swimming skills are not required to participate in an aqua therapy program. Our program works well for those who need physical therapy, but have difficulty tolerating rehabilitation exercises in a more traditional setting.

Individualized Therapy, Multi-Team Approach

The goal of aquatic therapy at Munson Healthcare is to improve your form and function. We see you in one-on-one treatment sessions — not group sessions — to ensure that your unique goals are met.

After we evaluate your needs, we establish an individualized therapy program for you focused on increasing strength and flexibility - and better controlling your pain. Aqua therapy sessions are staffed by physical therapists and occupational therapists. Our warm and comfortable pool is kept at 92 degrees Fahrenheit and used exclusively for one-on-one therapy.

We also offer the convenience of on-site physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. This allows us to provide a multi-team approach if needed. Aqua therapy requires a prescription from a physician, so we also communicate closely with your physicians to ensure you’re advancing toward your overall goals.

Conditions We Treat

Munson Healthcare’s aquatic rehabilitation therapy and water wellness programs can be used if you have conditions such as:

Benefits of Exercising in Water

Even very weak muscles can be strengthened earlier in a therapeutic pool than on land because of the resistive quality of water. Warm water also lets you move more easily and comfortably, enjoying the type of support that a brace or walker provides.

For patients who are recovering from surgery, water provides the support needed to help increase the range of motion in a gravity-reduced environment. This can help improve functional abilities, activities of daily living, and overall strengthening.

Staff Expertise for Improved Outcomes

Munson Healthcare staff members who are certified in aquatic therapy include:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists

Convenient Locations Available

If you or someone you know could benefit from our aquatic rehabilitation services, please contact a location near you:

Service Locations

Boyne Rehab Center 197 State St. Boyne City, MI 47912 231-582-6365 Get Directions
Cadillac Rehabilitation Services 704 Oak St., Ste.100 Cadillac, MI 49601 231-876-7443 Get Directions
Charlevoix Hospital - Outpatient Services 14700 Lake Shore Dr. Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-4024 Get Directions
Grayling Community Health Center 1250 E. Michigan Ave. Grayling, MI 49738 989-348-0550 Get Directions
Jordan Valley Rehab Center 100 Main St. East Jordan, MI 49727 231-536-1451 Get Directions
Manistee Hospital - Outpatient Services 1465 E. Parkdale Ave. Manistee, MI 49660 Get Directions
Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave. Traverse City, MI 49686 Get Directions
Munson Outpatient Services - Benzonia 6227 Frankfort Hwy. Benzonia, MI 49616 Get Directions