Aquatic Physical Therapy

  • Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic Physical Therapy is an individual, one-on-one therapy program performed in the pool at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA to achieve therapeutic results. Using the resistance of water, aquatic physical therapy offers a comfortable unweighted environment to achieve full function regardless of the injury.

Aquatic Physical Therapy uses the reduction of gravity in the warm water offering training and strengthening exercises that will increase joint range of motion and muscle strength, promote healing, and improve balance.

Aquatic Physical Therapy is ideal for patients with these conditions:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neurological impairments
  • Balance and gait disorders
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia and arthritic conditions
  • General strengthening and conditioning

Aquatic Physical Therapy is held at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA in Sycamore. Steps inside the pool allow for easy entry and exit. A lift chair is also available. Swimming is not required to participate in aquatic physical therapy.

Aquatic Physical Therapy is provided by Rob Larkins, Northern Rehab's Aquatic Physical Therapy specialist.

Aquatic Physical Therapy Hours:

Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm.                       Other times are available by appointment.

What does
a physical
therapist do?

Physical therapists are experts trained in the evaluation & treatment of muscle, joint, and nerve dysfunction. We are trained specifically to improve movement & function, relieve pain, and expand movement potential.

freedom to move

Your Right to Choose

The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.