The warmth, buoyancy and gentle resistance of water offers important benefits for people who are recovering from an injury or illness, managing chronic pain such as arthritis or helping people ease back into an exercise routine. More specifically, people with limited mobility can perform walking and strengthening, flexibility and range of motion exercises in the water that are more difficult or painful to complete on land simply by reducing the effects of gravity. Warm water is also very soothing to painful joints or muscles and relaxes tight or spastic muscles, allowing a more effective program than might be possible on land.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by CARF -- The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission -- as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital and an Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program, multiple service for adults and pediatric family centered care, with specialty accreditation in Brain Injury, Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury. Aquatic therapy is a vital service that is part of many of our specialty programs, including: