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Aquatic Rehab Therapy at Spaulding Boston Outpatient

Aquatic physical therapy can be a powerful healing tool if you are recovering from a variety of injuries, surgeries, arthritic conditions or illnesses resulting in generalized deconditioning and decreased functional mobility. Aquatic therapy is also a great way to prevent further injury.

Exercise in water can relieve stress on joints in the body, and our warm therapeutic pool can relax muscles and increase blood flow to injured areas. One of our physical or occupational therapists will evaluate your condition and develop a program with you to reduce pain, increase strength and range of motion, as well as improve your balance, stability and overall endurance. You do not need to know how to swim to participate in our aquatic rehab sessions.

Spaulding's Approach to Aquatic Therapy

Our clinicians work with you and your physician to create an individualized plan of care consisting of land-based and pool exercises.

Your treatment plan will be based on your range of motion, strength, balance, pain level, weight-bearing status, sensory integration, and co-diagnoses. We work together to create patient-centered goals and ultimately build an independent aquatic home exercise program and transition to land-based therapy when appropriate.

  • Therapy Hours

    8:15am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday
    For general inquiries, call: (617) 952-6200.

  • Community Offerings

    In addition to the Outpatient therapy program, Spaulding Boston's Aquatic department runs weekly group classes that are open to the community. Specialty series are also offered for 6 week periods. A prescription is not required to participate.

  • Aquatic Therapy Equipment

    Equipment utilized in the pool includes a hydraulic lift, buoyancy equipment, upper-extremity and lower-extremity resistance equipment, floatation devices, and pool safety equipment.

  • Aquatic Therapy Techniques

    Bad Ragaz, Ai Chi, Burdenko, Pilates, Functional Training/Gait Training and BackHab