Aquatic Therapy at INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Thomas Utterback Aquatic Center

Healthy bodies have long been associated with water workouts. As far back as the 13th Century, people flocked to hot springs in hopes of a cure or relief from their ailments.

At the Thomas Utterback Aquatic Center at INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, water therapy is used to treat all types of illnesses for both children and adults. Licensed therapists and aquatic specialists provide each patient with individualized treatment to help them attain their goals. Aquatic treatment is often done in conjunction with traditional therapy to provide maximum benefit.

The aquatic treatment session is personalized and may include basic exercise and walking or one of many techniques such as Bad Ragaz, Halliwick, Myofascial, or Watsu release.

Illnesses that May be Treatable, in Part, by Aquatic Therapy

Our aquatics program sets us apart from other programs. We offer one-on-one care by specially trained therapists in a comfortable, private environment. The water provides resistance for strengthening; the buoyancy decreases stress placed on the joints.

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Back injury/problems
  • Brain injury
  • Chronic pain
  • CVA
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head injury
  • Obesity
  • Orthopedic injury
  • Prenatal
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Total joint replacements

The Physical Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Our pool provides benefits to those recovering from various phases of injury or illness. The therapeutic properties of water combined with treatment by our specialized aquatic therapists help improve your mobility and function.

  • Decreased swelling
  • Decreased protective guarding and spasms
  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased weight bearing on the joints
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased strength
  • Increased balance
  • Improved muscular control and coordination
  • Improved gait/walking skills
  • Improved cardiovascular fitness

About the Jim Thorpe Rehab Pool

  • Depth: 3 to 4 feet
  • Temp: 92 - 94 degrees F
  • Deck: anti-slip tiles
  • Locker Rooms: showers, lockers and linens provided
  • Accessibility: stairs, handrails and a hydraulic lift

Our pool features a disinfection system utilizing hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet light that eliminates all harmful chemicals such as chlorine or bromine. We are currently the only facility in Oklahoma with this type of system.

Aquatic rehab services are also available at many Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Outpatient locations. Call 405-945-4500 for additional information.