Physical Therapy

Aquatic Therapy Reduces Joint Stress and Improves Range of Motion

Elderly man in physical therapy in the water

University Hospitals Rehabilitation Services provides outstanding aquatic therapy for a host of conditions. Water therapy provides great benefit to rehabilitation patients as it reduces joint stress and the effects of gravity while allowing the patient to undergo endurance, strengthening and stretching exercises.

Barrier-Free Access to the Pool

Even if a patient is wheelchair bound, our therapists can provide aquatic therapy in a warm water pool with zero-grade entry for barrier-free access. Additionally, we provide a variable speed underwater treadmill and underwater monitors to measure the patient’s progress.

Water Therapy Benefits

Water therapy is beneficial for a host of conditions, including:

  • Balance issues
  • Joint replacement
  • Knee surgery
  • Pain management
  • Post-stroke
  • Spinal surgery
  • Sports training


UH Parma Medical Center
OP Rehab North Royalton YMCA

11409 State Rd North Royalton, OH 44133


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UH Portage Medical Center

6847 North Chestnut Street Suite 100 Ravenna, Ohio 44266-1204


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UH St. John Medical Center
Westlake Family Health Building

26908 Detroit Road Suite 300 Westlake, OH 44145


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