Lexington Regional Health Center is proud to offer aquatic physical therapy in our state-of-the-art aquatic therapy pool.
Aquatic therapy is the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment. It includes but is not limited to treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness of patient/client populations in an aquatic environment with or without the use of assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective, or supportive devices and equipment.
Buoyancy: Decreases the effects of gravity. Increases functional abilities. Less fear of falling for patients.
Hydrostatic Pressure: Aids in reducing edema. Helps build up muscles of inspiration and assists with exhalation.
Viscosity: Provides resistance to movement. Allows increased time of response for patients’ equilibrium reactions (allows the patient to recover when he/she loses their balance).
Turbulence: Can be used to treat balance and stabilization problems. Can be used to increase resistance during strengthening and endurance exercises. Can be used to increase proprioceptive feedback.
Our facility is a Hydroworx 1100 series pool with stair access for ambulatory patients. A chair lift is available for patients who cannot maneuver stairs.
Other features of our pool include:
“I was very pleasantly surprised by the many features of the new pool. Water therapy was so beneficial - movement is easier and more comfortable. ... so many exercises are possible in the pool.”
- Judy Howard
“I think this water therapy has helped me more than anything, especially for my shoulder.”
- Colleen Rader
“I noticed after the first two aquatic sessions, I got up one morning and didn’t hurt for the first time in twenty years.”
- Jim O’Donnell