Hertel & Brown provides heated, aquatic therapy pools at four locations: West Erie Plaza, Summit, Harborcreek and Warren. At each clinic, the pool is located in a separate, private room equipped with a changing room and shower.
Aquatic therapy uses the properties of water to achieve therapeutic benefits that are not available with traditional land-based therapy. Aquatic therapy can enhance, restore, and maintain a person’s functional abilities. When one of our skilled physical therapists designs a personalized aquatic therapy program, they take into account these four benefits:
- Resistance – provides resistance on all planes of motion to increase strength, endurance and balance
- Heat – 97° heated water in the pool increases your joint range of motion and relaxes the muscles
- Hydrostatic Pressure – creates more sufficient blood flow therefore decreasing swelling
- Buoyancy – less strain is put on the joints due to decreased gravitational pull
Aquatic therapy is beneficial for many disorders, illnesses, injuries and surgeries, including back injuries, arthritis, total joint replacements, joint injuries, strokes, and many more.
Aquatic therapy is provided throughout all office hours and is available for any patient whether they can swim or not. One of our staff members will always be with you for help and assistance.