Wellness in the Water.

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Countless studies have shown the importance of exercise, but as we age physical activity can be complicated by worries of falls and achy joints. One solution for this is exercising in a pool. Aquatic therapy is beneficial for individuals of all ages with a wide range of conditions including cerebral palsy, chronic pain, post-surgical deficits, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and arthritis, to name a few.

A therapy pool, like the one at Grand Traverse Pavilions, offers extra benefits because of the temperature. The water temperature is 92 degrees and bromine, not chlorine, is used to ensure complete comfort. The warm water facilitates muscle relaxation, increases peripheral circulation, stimulates body awareness, balance, and trunk stability. The viscosity of the water provides resistance for strength training.

Besides providing comfort, warm water results in decreased pain sensitivity and supports the joints and one's body weight. It reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces overall. Additionally, warm water exercise can help reduce anxiety and stress while improving your mood.

The Grand Traverse Pavilions Wellness Center Staff are your “aging in place” specialists!  Ask your doctor about Aquatic Physical Therapy and if you would benefit. If you just want to enjoy exercising in a warm pool, join one of our many aquatic fitness classes. A variety of 5-6 week sessions are available and more information can be found on the website at gtpavilions.org/aquatic-class-info or call 231-932-3172 to set up an appointment.

 

 

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Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000