INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation 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, 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

  • CVA/Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Amputation
  • Orthopedic Injury
  • Back Injury/Problems
  • Total Joint Replacements
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Prenatal

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.

Aquatic services are also available at many Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Outpatient locations. Call 405-945-4500 for additional information.

Aquatic Rehabilitation


Aquatic Therapy

Mindy Goff explains how aquatic therapy works and the benefits patients experience from this form of physical therapy.