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Aquatic Therapy

Therapeutic Pools

Our therapy pools offer aquatic therapy for patients with orthopedic and neurological disorders who experience symptoms such as pain, weakness, weight bearing restrictions after surgery, swelling, and/or changes in muscle tone. This therapy combines traditional exercise with the water's buoyancy to enhance and accelerate the rehabilitation process. Our unique two-pool facility allows us to tailor an exercise program using either our warm (92°) or cool (82°) pool environment. Each pool is accessible by stairs or chair lift. Locker rooms, showers, and a family-assisted dressing area are available. A doctor’s order specifying pool therapy is needed to initiate the process.

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Aquatic Programs

Transitional Program

This program allows patients to continue to use the pool after discharge from therapy by paying a monthly fee to continue the aquatic exercise program they learned while in therapy.

Community Pool Exercise Programs

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Center offers pool programs for South Shore residents with a variety of medical conditions, who want to stay fit and feel better. Classes for Parkinson's, arthritis, women’s aquatic conditioning, Bosom Buddies, and senior conditioning programs are offered regularly.

Arthritis Aquatic Program

This therapeutic pool program is available to any individual with arthritis, to increase motion and strength.

Stretch and Tone

This is for people who are looking to improve general flexibility and conditioning.

Prenatal Exercise Program

Our pool-based program is available to women at any stage of pregnancy, to maintain fitness until delivery.

Senior Conditioning Program

Any individual over 55 with a chronic medical condition may join this pool program, to improve cardiovascular condition and muscular strength.

Women’s Aquatic Conditioning

This program for women combines resistance training, flexibility, and aerobics.

Child/Teen Conditioning Program

For children between the ages of 7 and 15, this program focuses on improving body composition and cardiovascular condition. Gym and pool components.

Movement and Balance

This gym and pool program is designed specifically for those with movement and balance issues. Includes stretching, strengthening, and balance.

Multiple Sclerosis Aquatic Program

For people with Multiple Sclerosis to improve function.

All community programs are five weeks in duration and meet twice a week unless otherwise noted.

For More Information

For further information about Aquatic Therapy at South Shore Hospital, call 781-624-8179. We are available to answer any questions.


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