Aquatic Therapy

Warm Water Therapy Pool

Our therapy pool helps alleviate pain and increase movement to treat a variety of diagnoses. The pool helps advance patients from an acute/healing state to a strengthening/wellness state.

  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid)
  • Degenerative disc/joint disease
  • Prenatal lower back pain
  • Lower extremity lymphedema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Generalized weakness
  • Gait and balance disturbance
  • Cancer

Medical Exercise: Aquatic Programs

Medical Exercise can incorporate aquatics for patients who are unable to move into a regular fitness aquatic program.

Benefits of Aquatics

Some principles of exercising in water that allow your body to do better in water than on land are:

  • Buoyancy
  • Supportive and Assisted Motion
  • Resistance

There are ways to make exercise in water easier or harder by moving your body differently. Aquatic therapy allows your body to move freely in the water with a greater ease of motion. Standing in a pool can reduce as much as 50% of your body weight on your knees and your hips for better tolerance.

Consult with your physician about Aquatic Therapy at Woman’s.

Our warm water pool helps alleviate pain and increase movement to treat a variety of diagnoses. Receive constant attendance with exercises performed for therapeutic benefit. The goal is to progress to a land-based environment and to continue exercising independently after therapy.

Woman's Center for Wellness offers several aquatic options for women, men, infants, and children in occupational and physical therapy, as well as a variety of integrated fitness programs.


Geaux Strong is an aquatic program designed to build strength, endurance, and independence for children with special needs. Our program is conducted by a physical therapy assistant and an occupational therapy assistant during the summer.

Woman’s Center for Wellness offers several aquatic therapy programs for women, men, infants and children. The buoyancy of water reduces body weight which means less stress on the joints and more ease of movement making therapy possible for patients.

Aquatic Therapy is a skilled treatment method used by therapists to enhance a child's functional abilities. The therapist uses the properties of warm, buoyant water to enhance a child's therapy program and to provide a fun and natural environment.

Geaux Strong

Geaux Strong, supported by a generous grant from ForeKids! Foundation, is a program whose primary goal is to build:

  • Independence
  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Endurance
  • Breath Support

Speak up about therapy.

Physical therapy can help you before & after surgery, or possibly instead of surgery. Therapy can control and minimize your pain, reduce the risk of complications, and accelerate your recovery.

Exterior of Woman's Center for Wellness, Therapy side.