Warm Water Therapy | Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

Warm Water Therapy | Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

January 13, 2020 0 By Jose Scott


Hello, my name is Laura Pruitt,
and I am a PTA, ATC at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital in northern Kentucky. I’m here today to give you a little information about our warm water therapy program. We have a warm water therapy pool
that we keep at 97 degrees, and this pool is on-site. And we have a private facility
where you can get one-on-one exercise for whatever you’ve come here for. We provide exercise that offers hydrostatic pressure through your whole entire body while you’re in the water, and that increases your muscle strength, as well as your conditioning, while you’re doing your exercise. We have the only on-site warm water pool in our region. We also provide certified and licensed athletic trainers, as well as physical therapists, that provide a one-on-one program just for you
and what you came here for. We have private changing rooms and private showers, as well as a lift chair and a safety ladder that will help you get in and out of the pool
without any concerns. So what type of people can benefit from this program? We have several people that we can help. We want to encourage people with arthritis
and/or people who have osteoarthritis to come and experience water therapy. We also would like to encourage people who
have had joint replacements and are still stiff and sore from those joint replacements. We like to work with people that have spinal cord injuries in the water, since it is not weighted. We also like to work with people who have
had balance disorders, and people who are overweight who need to exercise
or have a rehabilitation program, however, they have concerns
with weight-bearing exercise. We have people that we work with who need
to improve their cardiovascular endurance, as well as people who have fibromyalgia
who need to exercise, but weight-bearing exercise tends to cause their fibromyalgia to get worse. And we have people with low back pain who can work out in the water and decrease their symptoms and increase their strength. If you have any questions, please just give us a call, and we would love to give you a tour of our facility.