Aquatic Therapy

The Program | Goals | Eligibility | Referrals & Payment | Locations

Southington Care Center's 16 foot warm-water pool is the ideal solution for those in need of aqua therapy. Aqua therapy, or water exercise, improves flexibility and range of motion and strengthens and tones muscles without hurting vulnerable joints.

It is especially helpful in those who have arthritis because exercise in water cannot damage the joint further and the warm water itself is therapeutic.

The Aquatic Rehabilitation Program

The program is conducted by certified athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists and physical therapists. The athlete’s progress is monitored to ensure full utilization of skills and proper technique throughout the program.

  • Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Individualized program under the direct supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Ongoing evaluation of patient’s progress, with program modifications to facilitate goal achievement.

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  • Improved Mobility
  • Improved Strength and Endurance
  • Increased Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living
  • Pain Reduction

The program utilizes educational and demonstration components to achieve its goals. Athletes are screened to identify potential risk factors and programs are customized to the athlete’s risk profile.

The following are incorporated into the workout program:

  • Pre-exercise Stretching
  • Post-exercise Stretching
  • Plyometric-type (Jumping) Drills
  • Hamstring Strengthening
  • Core Strengthening 
  • Foot Biomechanics

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Individuals with sports injuries, those who have undergone surgery or are about to undergo surgery, those with severe arthritis, poor balance or those needing to strengthen their joints, hips, knees and backs can all benefit from aqua therapy. Many people in these situations may not be able to tolerate land-based exercise, making aqua therapy the ideal exercise solution. 

Aquatic therapy can be beneficial for individuals with:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Diseases

For more information about aqua therapy at Southington Care Center, please call the Outpatient Therapy Department at 860.378.1234 to schedule an evaluation.​​

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Referrals & Payment

Program can be offered in our clinics or onsite. Training offered in individual or group formats. Session length is 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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Hartford HealthCare Senior Services

  • Location

    80 Meriden Ave.
    Southington, CT 06489

  • Contact Us

    877.4AGING1 (toll-free)