Aquatic Rehab

Aquatic Rehab

A Comfortable Rehabilitation Option

For those who struggle with traditional land-based therapy, aquatic therapy a great treatment opportunity. Patients need not possess swimming skills to benefit from aquatic therapy. Treatment can be performed in sitting and/or standing positions.

If you suffer from one of the following, chances are, you can benefit from aquatic rehab:

  • Arthritis Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Obesity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stroke, MS, Cerebral Palsy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Injuries
  • Difficult with Walking/Balance

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is one of the safest, most comfortable treatment options a physical therapy patient will ever experience.

Common benefits of aquatic therapy are:

  • Decreased Pain
  • Improved Range of Motion and Flexibility
  • Improved Strength and Aerobic Endurance
  • Improved Walking Skills
  • Improved Confidence and Mental Status

Aquatic therapy takes advantage of:

  • Buoyancy - it eases the stress on your muscles and joints.
  • Temperature - the warm water soothes and relaxes the body.
  • Viscosity - the "thickness" of the water provides gentle resistance.
  • Turbulence - moving water gently challenges the body to maintain balance and control.
  • Hydrostatic Pressure - this pressure provides natural relief of joint swelling.

What the Patient will Need:

  • Swimsuit
  • Aqua Shoes
  • Towel
  • A robe to wear from the locker room (optional)
  • Cap (optional)

Our staff are specially trained to provide you with an individualized aquatic therapy treatment program. Aquatic therapy is covered by many insurance plans. Give us a call today to learn more!

Aqua Buddies Swim Program

The Aqua Buddies Swim Program was created in 2002 to teach children with special needs to learn how to swim. All sessions are group classes and are instructed by a licensed physical and/or occupational therapist. The classes are based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim guidelines. Children above the age of 2 are welcome. Our JCC location allows children not potty trained to attend with a swim diaper. We require that a parent, guardian, or mature sibling accompany the child for instruction and carryover.

The Aqua Buddies Swim Program receives a small yearly community grant from the New Jersey Pediatric Patients' Charitable Trust Fund, Inc. This grant allows qualified participants to receive a reduction in the cost of each session. The grant money will be available on a first come first serve basis to children who qualify under this organization. The website for the grant is and has the qualifying information listed. If your special needs child is eligible for the grant, please contact us to determine your modified session rate.

Aqua Buddies Swim Program Registration Form (pdf 213 kb)