Our Second Aquatic Therapy Pool is Now Open in La Verne!
We are pleased to announce our brand new aquatic therapy pool in La Verne
is Medicare approved and ready for Aquatic Therapy and Aquatic Wellness.
The pool is located inside our Physical Therapy Clinic at the new PVHC
La Verne—2333 Foothill Blvd, Suite A.
Our other aquatic therapy pool is housed inside our Chino Hills Physical
Therapy Clinic, located at PVHC Chino Hills—2140 Grand Ave, Suite 100.
Water temperature – 86° to 90°F
Pool accessibility – stairs or chair lift
Pool depth – 3.5 feet to 5 feet
Changing rooms – available
Rinse off shower – available
Want to know more about our Aquatic Therapy Program?
For some patients, and for some conditions, rehabilitation from injury
or illness can be a long, difficult and painful process. Sometimes traditional
land-based exercises may cause symptoms to actually flair in these individuals.
In those cases, warm water Aquatic Therapy programs may offer an alternative
road to recovery. The warmth relaxes and sooths, while the buoyancy of
the water greatly reduces stress on the joints and muscles.
Aquatic Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy conducted in
temperature-controlled pools. Treatment plans are designed for each individual’s
condition and primary problems and utilize rehabilitation techniques in
the water to improve mobility, balance, strength and endurance. Aquatic
Therapy sessions may include underwater walking and stair training, floatation
buoys for stretching, and water weights for strengthening, all in a comfortable
and safe environment. Obviously, the goal for our patients is less pain,
better function and greater independence!
Why is the warm pool more effective for some?
Buoyancy of Water
- Provides a gravity-reduced environment
- Decreases the forces on weight bearing joints by 25% to 90%
- Often allows earlier, less painful movement
- Less fear of falling
- All the above allows greater participation and this speeds recovery
Resistance in the Water
- Builds endurance and strength
- Increases flexibility
- Improves balance and coordination
- Maintains or regains muscle tone
- Less stress to hypersensitive areas
Hydrostatic pressure of Water
- Improves circulation
- Lowers blood pressure
- Decreases swelling
- Improves the muscles used in breathing
Patients with the following conditions often find Aquatic Therapy ideal for them:
- Back injuries
- Balance disorders
- Chronic swelling
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Stroke and neurologic disorders
- Orthopedic injuries
- Post-surgical conditions
- Total joint replacements
The ability to swim is not necessary to participate, but there are certain
conditions not recommended for water-based therapy. Careful screening
by a physician and physical therapists will determine if water-based rehabilitation
is a good option for therapy.
Once discharged from formal Physical Therapy, many former aquatic patients
choose to remain in our medically supervised and cash-based aquatic exercise
classes, called Aquatic Wellness. We’ll give you the details if
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