Aquatic therapy is used to rehabilitate patients with various movement related health conditions by avoiding compressive forces that would normally be present on joints and the spine when exercising on land.
Aquatic therapy provides a therapeutic advantage using the low impact healing properties of water. Based on your comfort level, shallow water exercises or deep water exercises facilitate low resistance and fluid movements to assist in rehabilitation. Our onsite aquatic facilities provide partial and non-weight bearing activities along with exercise equipment to progress treatment programs as tolerated. The water at each facility is kept at a therapeutic temperature of ~95 degrees fahrenheit. The underwater treadmills at each of our locations allows for low impact cardiovascular workouts or accelerated recovery of normal gait pattern from lower extremity injury or surgery. Our experienced therapists offer constant guidance to optimize your treatment based on individual needs and current condition. When appropriate, hybrid aquatic-land therapy programs are also available.
Where Do I Go For Aquatic Therapy?
Agapé offers aquatic therapy at 3 of our 6 Rochester locations:
Brockport - The rehabilitation pool features enough space for three individuals and includes a deep and shallow water area as well as an underwater treadmill.
Gates - The Hydro Track underwater treadmill features a one person private exercise chamber, jet action for resisted walking, and adjustable treadmill speed and direction.
Webster - The AquaFit underwater treadmill features a one person private exercise chamber, adjustable touchscreen control panel, and adjustable treadmill speed and water depth.
Independent aquatic fitness programs are available at all locations that offer aquatic therapy.
• Dan’s directions are clear. I almost always know what he wants me to do. When I don’t, he is aware of that and tells me in another way.
• Dan explains the impact on my body of what he asks me to do. I don’t remember anyone doing that before. His explanations help me understand what we are doing and that helps me follow his directions.
• Dan has a subtle but effective way of correcting me. What seems like an off-hand comment as he walks by reminds me what I should be doing. I don’t feel like I have been told I am doing something wrong.
• Dan is concerned that I feel successful. He will modify something he has asked me to do, explaining what to do when I feel I am being pushed too far. That is valuable when I am doing exercises at home. I know how to adjust what I am doing depending on how I feel (see the second bullet).
• Nice guy. I enjoy coming in to see him.
• Agape. The atmosphere is relaxed but professional. And respectful of the clients.
• I enjoy the Virtual Reality Treadmill and will miss the fun when I am discharged.