Aquatic Therapy

Available at  Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care’s main campus, our Aquatic Therapy program provides individual and group therapies at our unique Warm-Water Aquatic Center. Our spacious 28’x 48′ Warm-Water Pool features a hydraulic movable floor that raises and lowers making entry into the water easy for patients with wheelchairs and limited mobility. Aquatic therapy may take the form of physical or occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation or general wellness classes.


Aquatic therapy is beneficial for patients with:

  • Arthritis/fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Back injury
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

Warm water decreases the effects of gravity, allows you to move with greater ease, and provides joint protection during exercise. As water pressure increases with depth, it provides support for activities such as standing.

Warm-water therapy and exercise can help increase:

  • Circulation and respiration
  • Strength and endurance
  • Muscle tone
  • Mobility and range of motion
  • Balance, coordination, and head and trunk control
  • Spatial and sensory awareness

To learn more about aquatic therapy, call 513.585.7171.