The Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Center at the Camden Campus and the Summit Professional Plaza location in Brunswick offer aquatic therapy programs. The aquatic therapy program in Camden County is held in the saltwater pool at Diver’s Den Georgia in St. Marys. The Health System installed a lift chair to assist patients with limited mobility in getting in and out of the pool. The Summit Professional Plaza aquatic therapy program is held on-site.
Aquatic therapy, or pool therapy, is an exercise program performed in the water. It uses the physical properties of water to assist with exercise performance and healing. Physical therapists specifically tailor the pool program to patients’ needs. Swimming experience is not necessary because most exercise is performed standing in the water.
Numerous diagnoses can be treated with pool therapy, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain/surgery, fibromyalgia, sprains and non-weight bearing injuries. Patients who cannot tolerate land weight bearing therapy are candidates for aquatic therapy.
For more information, please call 912-576-6450.
Summit Professional Plaza
For more information, please call 912-264-5377.