Aquatic Therapy Program

Aquatic Therapy

The aquatic therapy program provides individualized treatment in an environment where exercises are designed to assist the patient in developing an in-depth kinesthetic awareness of the neutral spine position and the ability to maintain that position in any posture or activity.

It also uses water to provide a buoyant, hydrostatic and viscous environment where exercises can be done for various diagnoses such as:

  • arthritis
  • post total joint surgery
  • fibromyalgia
  • neurological disorders

Rhode Island Hospital was the first hospital in southern New England to be equipped with a state-of-the art SwimEx therapeutic pool, pictured above. The hydrodynamic design of the multi-depth pool generates water resistance and current. It can be used for rehabilitation and training for all types of clients.