Aquatic therapy center
Norfolk Physical Therapy Center proudly offers a 30' x 10' pool located within the clinic. We maintain a therapeutic water and air temperature that is warmer than that found in community or recreational pools. Our pool has a variable depth of 3.5' – 5' and includes a 7' deep jogging well for individualized exercise. The railed stairway into the pool makes it a safe environment for anyone to use. We offer an Independent Pool Program to our patients and to others who may benefit from aquatic exercise.
What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy uses a combination of the physical properties of water (buoyancy, reduced gravity and hydrostatic pressure), to gently rehabilitate acute, chronic and post-surgical patients. It may be used as a substitute or adjunct to land based exercises. Our state of the art facility is one of a kind in Hampton Roads and we have 10 years of experience providing excellent Aquatic Therapy treatments. Aquatic Therapy is not only for those who are recovering from a specific injury - but can be a great addition to an overall wellness program ! Read our FAQ Below to learn more about who can benefit from Aquatic Therapy!
Independent Pool Membership
Our Independent Pool Membership offers a great affordable option for individuals to incorporate aquatic therapy into their wellness program! No MD Referral is necessary to start enjoying the health benefits of Aquatic Therapy!
- Access to our state of the art private heated pool
- Convenient parking and easy access to the pool
- Men and Women's locker rooms
- Member's only exercise time: Monday-Friday 12-15-1:15pm &
Monday Tuesday Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
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Frequently Asked questions (FAQ)
What Are the Therapeutic Benefits of Aquatic Therapy?
Who Does Aquatic Therapy at NPTC?
All aquatic patients are evaluated and treated by licensed physical therapy personnel. Our aqua therapists also have extensive training and education specific to aquatic therapy. We generally see patients one on one and can work with those who may not be comfortable in water.
Who Can Benefit From Aquatic Therapy?
A broad spectrum of patients can benefit from aqua therapy. Below are a few common problems/diagnoses that can be effectively treated.
• Low Back Pain
• Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid)
• Hip Pain
• Knee Pain
• Gait Deviations
• Balance Difficulties
• Chronic Pain
• General Deconditioning
• S/P surgery
Where is the Pool Located?
NPTC has a 30' x 10' pool located within the clinic. The water and air temperatures are maintained at 96 degrees, a warmer level than community or recreational pools. We also have separate changing facilities for men and women; each is equipped with lockers for personal items, two showers and a rest room with a dressing area.
We invite you to come and take a tour of our facility, or call for further details!