Anna Jaques Hospital proudly partners with the YWCA of Newburyport to offer aquatic (water) therapy in their warm water pool, located at 13 Market Street, Newburyport, MA. Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a pool or other aquatic environment under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional. Aquatic therapy is also known as water therapy, aquatic rehabilitation, aqua therapy, pool therapy, therapeutic aquatic exercise or hydrotherapy.
Aquatic therapy continues to grow in popularity as a safe complement or alternative to traditional land-based therapy that is suitable for children and adults of all ages and fitness levels. The soothing properties of water appeal to those in search of treatment that can heal the body while improving rehabilitation timeframes, fitness levels or reducing overall stress levels.
YWCA Encore Program
The YWCA Encore Program is a free session-based program designed specifically for those who have experienced cancer at any time in their lives. Incorporating gentle exercises, relaxation techniques, information and peer group support, it is safe, fun and therapeutic.
The land exercise program is specially designed to target areas that have been affected by surgery and treatment. Gentle, but effective exercises improve strength, mobility and flexibility while the warm water aquatic program relieves affected muscles.
The peer group support sessions provide an opportunity for people to share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
Participation is free. No membership required.
Contact the YWCA to sign up or for more information at 978-465-9922.