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If you are recovering from surgery, injury or illness, aerobic strengthening in the pool may help you feel better and achieve maximum mobility and function.

Patients with these conditions can benefit from aquatic therapy:

Arthritis, tendonitis and bursitis
Weakness and decreased endurance
Degenerative joint disease
Total hip or knee replacement
Chronic pain syndrome 
Pre-surgery or post-surgery
Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Neurological disorders
Orthopedic injuries

Benefits and outcomes:

Water’s buoyancy decreases pressure on joints, increasing range of motion and flexibility while reducing pain associated with movement.

Because water is denser than air, it provides a natural resistance, helping to build muscle strength.

Exercising in water produces higher aerobic benefits at lower levels of exertion.

Please bring your referring physician’s prescription to your first appointment. Call for information, an evaluation, or a visit to our facilities.

Aquatic Therapy services are available at the following Sentara Therapy Center locations:


Blocker YMCA - Norfolk
Great Bridge - Chesapeake
Hilltop - Virginia Beach
Indian River - Virginia Beach


Coliseum - Hampton

Western Tidewater

Suffolk YMCA 
St. Lukes - Carrollton

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