Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy PhotoA gentle recovery process, aquatic therapy strengthens patients weakened by pain, injuries, surgery and other conditions. Therapy sessions are conducted for both inpatients and outpatients in a variety of settings, and offer safe, protected movements for those who have limited mobility or strain restrictions. During aquatic therapy, our compassionate rehabilitation experts lead patients in physical exercises and activities that speed up and enhance their healing journey.

Treatments take place in climate-controlled, therapeutic-grade water temperatures that maximize the healing effect. Patients are assisted into and out of the pools and supervised by trained staff or aides to ensure patient safety throughout the healing process.

Aquatic Therapy Benefits

Patients undergoing aquatic therapy can experience the following outcomes:  

  • Increased range of motion
  • Gentle strengthening of weak muscles
  • Pain management
  • Increased endurance
  • Faster recovery and attainment of goals
  • Improved functionality and independence

Helping Patients Thrive

Aquatic therapy is uniquely suited for patients with:

  • Acute and chronic back injuries
  • Post-operative care
  • Persistent pain
  • Athletic injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Total joint replacements
  • Weight-bearing restrictions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cerebral vascular accidents (including stroke)
  • Neurological diagnoses
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Pediatric rehabilitation

Learn more about St. Luke’s Aquatic Therapy program (PDF) 

Helen Bonsor
They helped me to walk again, stand and do self care. Ten days later, I was completely able to take care of myself. I was able to go home and be fully independent.
-Helen Bonsor

Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058 or 1-833-FOR-SLR-1
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869