Aquatic therapy is provided by the Therapy Services department at the Advocate BroMenn Outpatient Center, 3024 E. Empire Street, Bloomington.
By taking advantage of the buoyant force of water, our HydroWorx 3500 aquatic therapy pool will eliminate up to 90 percent of an individual’s body weight. Hydrostatic pressure promotes the healing and strengthening of injured tissue by reducing joint stiffness, decreasing swelling, and lowering blood pressure levels. Cardiovascular stamina, muscle toning, and flexibility are also improved by the resistance that water provides. This, in conjunction with therapeutic warm water, allows for substantially decreased joint compression and pain.
As a result, individuals are able to achieve earlier range-of-motion gains during rehab, and are able to replicate weight bearing activities that are otherwise postponed until pain-free, land-based activities are tolerated.
The following conditions are ideal for treatment in the aquatic therapy environment:
The pool features:
- Resistive swim jets
- Underwater treadmill
- Handicapped accessibility
- 92-degree water temperature
- Locker rooms for men and women
For more information, contact Advocate BroMenn Medical Center's Therapy Services, 309.556.7900.