INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital Thomas Utterback Aquatic Center
Learn about Water Therapy
Healthy bodies have long been associated with water workouts. As far back as the 13th Century, people flocked to hot springs in hopes of a cure or relief from their ailments.
At the Thomas Utterback Aquatic Center at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital, water therapy is used to treat all types of illnesses for both children and adults. Licensed therapists and aquatic specialists provide each client with individualized treatment to help them attain their goals. Aquatic treatment is often done in conjunction with traditional therapy to provide maximum benefit.
The aquatic treatment session is personalized and may include basic exercise and walking or one of many techniques such as Bad Ragaz, Halliwick, Myofascial, or Watsu release.
Illnesses that May be Treatable, in Part, by Water Therapy
- Head Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Orthopedic Injury
- Back Injury/Problems
- Total Joint Replacements
The Physical Benefits of Water Therapy
- Decreased swelling
- Decreased protective guarding and spasms
- Decreased pain
- Decreased weight bearing on the joints
- Increased range of motion
- Increased strength
- Increased balance
- Improved muscular control and coordination
- Improved gait/walking skills
- Improved cardiovascular fitness
About the Jim Thorpe Rehab pool
- Depth: 3 to 4 feet
- Temp: 92 - 94 degrees F
- Deck: anti-slip tiles
- Locker Rooms: showers, lockers and linens provided
- Accessibility: stairs, handrails and a hydraulic lift
Our pool features a disinfection system utilizing hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet light that eliminates all harmful chemicals such as chlorine or bromine. We are currently the only facility in Oklahoma with this type of system.