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  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Care After a Hospital Stay (Post-Acute)
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy is a specialized physical therapy practice using the buoyancy and support of water to enhance exercise and create a safe environment for a patient to work towards recovery and independence.

    Aquatic physical therapy is available at Valley Health locations in Berkeley Springs, Romney and Winchester. The pools are accessible to all individuals with disabilities or injuries by using a lift chair or adaptive stairs. It is not necessary to know how to swim to participate in aquatic physical therapy.

    Common conditions treated:
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Back pain
    • Sacroiliac dysfunction
    • Rotator cuff
    • Paraplegia/Tetraplegia
    • General debilitation
    • Chronic pain syndrome
    • Neurological disorders
    • Lower extremity surgical reconstructions & amputations
    Services Provided

    On your first visit an examination and evaluation will be performed on land to determine the aquatic services that would best serve your needs. At that time a physical therapist will determine a diagnosis and plan of care based on your impairments and functional limitations. After your examination, you will be oriented to the rehabilitation pool.

    Treatment sessions are generally one-to-one and designed to improve circulation, increase strength, endurance, balance and coordination; decrease tissue swelling and protect joints. The exercise program will be customized to fit your needs. Therapy sessions generally last from 45 minutes to one hour.

    How to Get Started

    If you think aquatic physical therapy can assist you in reaching your goals, ask your physician for a referral. Then call the convenient location for you to schedule an appointment. Aquatic physical therapy is covered under Medicare, and many insurance companies will reimburse the cost of this service.
    Outpatient Rehabilitation and Fitness Services
    261 Berkmore Place, Suite 2A
    Berkeley Springs, WV

    Hampshire Wellness & Fitness Center
    1000 Heritage Circle
    Romney, WV

    Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
    333 West Cork Street, Second Floor
    Winchester, VA