Therapeutic Pool for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Your spinal cord injury rehabilitation team may recommend water therapy in Mary Free Bed’s therapeutic pool.
Water therapy for spinal cord injury patients is ideal for multiple reasons – the warm temperature combined with the buoyancy provided by the water decreases gravitational forces on your body so you can move easier; helps muscles relax so you can experience greater range of motion, and increases your circulation. The pool is a safe environment to work on increasing muscle strength and flexibility, and performing tasks that may not yet be possible to do on land.
Recreational therapists provide swim evaluations, and teach water safety and adapted swimming techniques to patients with spinal cord injuries.