July 09, 2015

Aquatic Physical Therapy Now Available

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is pleased to announce they now offer Aquatic Physical Therapy. Aquatic Physical Therapy is an individual, one-on-one therapy program performed in the pool at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA to achieve therapeutic results. Using the resistance of water, aquatic physical therapy offers a comfortable unweighted environment to achieve full function regardless of the injury. Using the reduction of gravity in the warm water, it offers training and strengthening exercises that will increase joint range of motion and muscle strength, promote healing, and improve balance. This type of therapy is ideal for patients with conditions such as neck, shoulder, back and knee pain, neurological impairments, balance and gait disorders, post-surgical rehabilitation, fibromyalgia and arthritic conditions, and general strengthening and conditioning.

Aquatic physical therapy is provided by Rob Larkins, Northern Rehab's Aquatic Physical Therapy specialist. Therapy hours at the YMCA are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm; other times are available by appointment.

Aquatic physical therapy is in collaboration with the Kishwaukee Family YMCA. A YMCA membership is not required. Steps inside the warm pool allow for easy entry and exit. A lift chair is also available. Swimming is not required to participate in Aquatic physical therapy.

For more information about Northern Rehab or to schedule an appointment with Rob, please visit or call 815.756.2369.   

Should I ask my doctor to refer me if I think I may need therapy?

Definitely. When you have a problem you think may be helped by physical therapy ask your doctor or give us a call and we will help you to determine if this is a problem that may be helped by physical therapy.

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Your Right to Choose

The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.