5 Reasons to Get Started Today!
Support, Buoyancy, Balance, Muscle Strength, Flexibility
Water is Supportive
Water's buoyancy provides support that allows people with muscle weakness and poor balance to stand without fear of falling,
The water's resistance is ideal for strengthening weak muscles. Even moving with the water helps minimally active muscles become stronger.
Walking in Water is Easier
People who have trouble walking on land, such as stroke survivors, can practice walking in water
Beneficial for Stroke Victims, Patients recovering from bed rest, Atrophied Muscles, Obesity, etc.
Water Temperature can Enhance Recovery
Water Therapy is also good for MS, Parkinson Disease, Pregnancy, etc.
Doctors are recommending aquatic therapy as a valuable complement to traditional treatment. Adjusting the water temperature up or down also provides more sensory stimulation than exercising on land, which encourages recovery. (Dr. Salem, Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy)
Water Pressure Helps with Pooling Blood
Decreased blood flow can cause low blood pressure, resulting in weakness and fainting.
After a stroke or spinal cord injury, blood pools in the affected limbs, resulting in a decreased amount of blood returning to the heart. The force applied to the body through the hydrostatic pressure of water is similar to a compression stocking and increases the amount of blood returning to the heart, which improves blood pressure and increases exercise tolerance.
Exercising in Water is FUN!
Resistant to Exercise?
Splashing around a pool is definitely fun! That is probably why people think of it more as recreation than exercise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Your Water Therapist
Tressa Kahler, Certified Water Therapist through WABA (World Wide Bodywork Association) and AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) for over 40 years. She specializes with clients needing pre and post surgical intervention, suffered strokes, difficult Pregnancy, and more.
Where is the Pool Located?
The Pool which is temperature controlled is located off campus. Bathroom and shower are provided.
How do I know if I can do Water Therapy?
Always consult your Physician prior to taking on any new exercise.
What if I or my Family Member is wheelechair bound?
We do have a lift for clients to smoothly get in and out of the pool, which is hassle free.
Who bennefits most from therapy?
Everyone benefits from water therapy. Especially, those who have suffered from Strokes, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Paralysis. Including those with Parkinson's disease, Atrophied muscles, Multiple Sclerosis, Pregnancy, and Obesity.
What is I had Surgery?
Aquatic therapy is a great addition to facilitating regained strength, stability, and balance after total joint replacements and Spinal surgery. You should always consult your doctor prior to seeking out therapy.
What our customers write about us
Dr. Luke P. Wagner
As a victim of of Multiple Sclerosis, I know the feelings of instability and memory loss. Through a weekly therapy session I have noted increased stability in my lower extremities. The movement of my body in the warm water of the pool relaxes me, relieves stress and gives me a clearer mental capacity.
The techniques used by tressa is a unique type which would allow even a large immobile person as myself a full range of body motion and stretching that would otherwise be impossible. The relaxation of the muscle groups lasts the week.
I am very hopeful that this therapy will benefit others as it has me.
After my stroke, I wish I would have found Tressa sooner. She helped me walk, regain my strength, and my balance. She helped me more than any other therapist that I have gone to before her. She spent such an amazing amount of individual attention on me and I can't thank her enough.
Her knowledge of the body, fundamentals of movement, and perception of sensory massage have triggered muscles I didn't know I could feel again.
I love chatting with her, she has an awesome sense of humor and we got along like two peas in a pod.