Aquatic Rehabilitation

Warm water provides a beneficial environment for the rehabilitation of many injuries and conditions. Aquatic physical therapy is used to improve strength and endurance and increase blood circulation, range of motion, muscle tone, coordination and balance.

Water-based therapies are often effective in the management of pain as the water allows for relaxation and increased ease of movement. Children often respond well to aquatic therapy since play can easily be incorporated into their rehabilitation sessions.

Water allows for less stress on the body’s joints, and our skilled physical therapists take advantage of this, using a variety of techniques to facilitate movement in the water.

Individuals who may benefit from aquatic rehabilitation include those living with or recovering from:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Stroke
  • Chronic pain
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pre-natal discomfort
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injury

Patient Testimonial

“I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “I was standing there with full weight on both legs. I came to the hospital and both knees hurt. Now, there was no pain.”

Patty Burnet
Patty BurnetMCMC Therapy Services patient

“My experience with Laurie and the rest of the team at Hood River Therapy helped me understand all the changes a woman’s body goes through during and after pregnancy,” Orand says. “It also helped me realize that you can still get back to the things you love.”

Amanda Orand
Amanda OrandHood River Therapy patient

Contact Us

Locations in Hood River & The Dalles

We are currently accepting new patients.  Often a simple physician’s referral is all that’s needed to make an appointment.

MCMC Therapy Services

Water’s Edge

551 Lone Pine Blvd, The Dalles

Ph: 541-296-7202

Hood River Therapy

2690 May St, Hood River

Ph: 541-386-2441