Aquatic Therapy

Our Approach

Many people with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions benefit from aquatic therapy, as do those recovering from major surgeries or traumatic injuries. Both children and adults benefit from the warm water and its physical properties, which assist in healing and exercise performance.

What is Aquatic Therapy?

When warmed to 88 degrees or more, water helps people with muscle, bone, orthopedic and neurological conditions by relaxing muscles and ligaments and promoting flexibility. Exercise that otherwise would be painful or not possible on land may be done comfortably in warm water. The water also provides natural resistance to help muscles work harder while putting less stress on the body.

Conditions we treat

  • Joint replacement or spinal surgery
  • Traumatic injury
  • Bone, joint or muscle problems
  • Chronic conditions, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Work‑related injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Neurological conditions, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Guillain‑Barré syndrome or cerebral palsy
  • Low back pain

Fairview Rehabilitation Services offers aquatic therapy to people of all ages. A rehabilitation therapist will evaluate you and create a unique treatment program based on your age, needs and abilities.

All aquatic therapy sessions for Ridges/Burnsville patients are held at:
Burnsville YMCA
13850 Portland Ave. S.
Burnsville, MN 55337
General Information: 952-898-9622

All aquatic therapy sessions for Edina patients are held at:
Southdale YMCA
7355 York Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435
General Information: 952-835-2567

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