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Aquatic therapy is a valuable and additional tool in the rehabilitation process and can bring out a new found sense of mobility and confidence in patients. Just being in the water provides patients momentum for movement, resistance to improve strength, heat for relaxation, pressure for improved circulation, and helps the patient increase his or her balance and coordination and is less stressful on joints.
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR) offers a complete aquatic center and therapy program for all patients and community members looking to reduce pain and improve mobility. Aquatic therapy is offered to individuals of our inpatient and outpatient programs, while group classes are offered to members of the community who are looking to continue wellness efforts after their physical therapy has been completed. All patients and participants in the programs must have medical permission from their physician in order to sign up.
The center is equipped with a hydraulic chair for patients who are immobile, a dry ramp which allows patients in wheelchairs the ability to independently transfer from their chairs into the pool, and a wet ramp which allows patients to be rolled down in their chairs and then gently moved into the water. The center sees patients with a variety of injuries and conditions such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, guillian-bare, among others.
The community exercise classes run daily at 2:30 p.m. and also at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each class lasts forty five minutes. The center also provides “open pool” (walk, exercise or swim) from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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For more information or to sign up for one of the classes, please email Loraine Gargiulo or contact Loraine by phone at 214.820.9527.
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