Aquatic Therapy

Golden Bear Physical Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness | Aquatic Therapy

Golden Bear Physical Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness is the premiere Aquatic Therapy center in Stanislaus County that provides an outpatient clinic-based therapy pool in Modesto and Turlock.

Aquatic therapy is used as an adjunct to land-based therapy. Our specialty-trained aquatic therapists will help reach one's goals and provide treatments in a safe environment taking into consideration the transition to land-based functional activities. There are several ways the water's natural properties create an ideal therapeutic environment. The buoyancy reduces body weight and provides support, which allows for greater movement with less pain.

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic physical therapy takes advantage of water's soothing properties to help patients start rehabilitation earlier, move more freely, and resume daily activities sooner. Golden Bear Physical Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness offers aquatic therapy in two of our locations in Stanislaus County that are designed specifically to meet the needs of our patients:

  • Two depths - 3-1/2 and 4-1/2 feet - to allow patients of all heights to get the maximum benefit of the water's buoyancy
  • Temperature of 94 degrees to relax tight muscles and joints and increase blood flow to injured tissues to promote healing
  • Water jets for tight, sore muscles
  • A hydraulic chair lift and built - in steps with railings to ensure safe, easy access

Could You Benefit?

Aquatic physical therapy is typically prescribed for patients who have difficulty performing daily activities because of significant pain or weakness while moving or walking. This type of therapy also is recommended for those who, due to injury or surgery, have been advised to limit movement. Aquatic physical therapy can be especially helpful if you have the following:

Golden Bear Physical Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness | Aquatic Therapy
  • Neck or back pain
  • Strains, sprains, fractures, or dislocations
  • Injuries from multiple trauma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or scleroderma
  • Athletic or sports-related injuries

Or, if you're recovering from the following:

  • Spine surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery

What You Need

Bring a bathing suit, towel, and sandals or deck shoes. We provide locker facilities, as well as a private wheelchair-accessible shower room. You don't have to know how to swim.

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