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Aquatic Therapy

Outpatient Services
  • 50 Gaylord Farm Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492
Physical Therapy
  • 8 Devine St, North Haven, CT 06473
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Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy by Gaylord is provided by physical and occupational therapists with advanced training. They work with patients in Outpatient Services in Wallingford and at our North Haven Physical Therapy facility to improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain, build endurance, and restore balance. Both facilities feature specially designed pools and locker rooms. Gaylord is also a certified Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Center and offers community Aquatic Therapy in Wallingford. Inpatients receive aquatic therapy in our Wallingford pool while recovering. Patients who have been cleared by their physician work on functional goals with hands on support from the inpatient team.

Gaylord's 75-by-25 foot therapeutic pool on the hospital's Wallingford campus is specially designed for people with disabilities. The water temperature is maintained at a constant 90 degrees.

Features include:

  • A 2-foot wide ledge for easy wheelchair access
  • Hydraulic lift and overhead sling transfer lift
  • Stairs with rails, transfer bench, warm water jets
  • Bench in the water for those who need to sit while exercising
  • Accessible locker rooms and showers
  • Aquacize

Inpatient Aquatic Therapy

Whether as a result of illness or injury, every patient's recovery is different, so rehabilitation must be individualized. Aquatic Therapy can be use as a part of Gaylord Inpatient services to increased ability to walk and stand in the water, as well as, greater flexibility, balance and strength building among other things. 

Outpatient Aquatic Therapy

For easy entry the pool has specialized lifts, stairs with double handrails, and a two-foot-high ledge that allows individuals in wheelchairs to easily transfer into the water. Aquatic Therapy can provide benefits to patients affected by varying orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Aquatic Physical Therapy

A physical therapist will first perform an evaluation on land to review your history and discuss your goals. Water offers a safe, buoyant environment for individuals recovering from sports-related injuries, orthopedic surgery, or a painful musculoskeletal injury. 

Technology at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Gaylord offers a range of advanced technologies and patient services, all based on the latest research and best practices. 


Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission

Spaulding Model Center

Spinal Cord Injury Model Center

Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence

Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Vapotherm Center of Excellence

Vapotherm Center of Excellence

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