Aquatic Therapy

If you or a loved one is experiencing pain during recovery or because of a chronic illness, aquatic therapy available at Mary Greeley Medical Center may offer help, and welcome relief.

Aquatic Physical Therapy at Mary Greeley Medical Center

The premise behind aquatic therapy is relatively simple: Some people cannot tolerate exercise on land. Giving them workouts to do in the water trades buoyancy for gravity, relieving pressure and impact on joints and enabling them to focus on building and improving strength, range of motion, posture, and balance.

At Mary Greeley Medical Center, aquatic physic therapy takes place in the warm water therapy pool in the lower level of the Medical Arts Building. There, therapists offer one-on-one direction and support on strength, stretching, posture, and body mechanics. With a punch card, patients can also use the pool independently for exercise after physical therapy, or join classes such as Joints in Motion or Moms in Motion. In addition, aquatic physical therapy is typically billed through Medicare or your insurance company (for details, check with your insurance provider).

Aquatic Therapy

"The pool does wonders for me,
it really does." - Kathryn Price

Who Can Use Aquatic Physical Therapy?

Aquatic physical therapy isn’t limited to just those people with injuries or illnesses. In fact, the buoyancy and freedom of movement works for any number of people including …

  • Anyone who has pain, weakness or decreased balance
  • People with arthritis, fibromyalgia and weakness after an extended illness.
  • Women experiencing low-back pain, pelvic pain, swelling and other difficulties during and after pregnancy

Benefits of Aquatic Physical Therapy at Mary Greeley Medical Center

There are wide-ranging benefits to aquatic physical therapy, such as

  • Relief from back pain and pelvic pressure
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased injury risk
  • Enhanced cardiovascular fitness
  • Increased flexibility and strength
  • Shorter, easier labor, and faster recovery time after delivery

Get Help Today

Schedule your aquatic therapy session today by calling us at 515-239- 6770.

Request an Appointment

Ames: 515-239-6770
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Medical Arts Building
1015 Duff Ave.

Story City: 515-733-5129
Story City Community Health Center
812 Elm Ave.

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