Columbus Community Hospital offers on-site aquatic therapy using the latest technology at Rehabilitative Services at the Columbus Wellness Center.
The program’s therapists have received extensive training through the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. They can apply the principles of water to achieve optimal functional outcomes for patients with the following:
Orthopedic or neurologic conditions, including individuals who have experienced:
- Total joint replacement
- ACL rehab
- Cerebral palsy
Acute or chronic pain conditions and syndromes, including:
- Back pain
Conditions requiring restricted weight-bearing
Some patients benefit from aquatic therapy through slow, controlled truck and whole-body movement training with exercises called Ai Chi, which are taught by our certified staff. Aquatic therapy can also be used in post-operative recovery or as an alternative to surgery.
CCH's aquatic therapists work with patients one-on-one and are physically alongside patients in the pool. A patient can then transition to exercise in the YMCA warm water pool located next to the therapy pool in the Columbus Wellness Center at the conclusion of their therapy.
CCH’s therapy pools are equipped with distinct workout stations, including plyometric pads, open and closed kinetic exercise benches and steps, as well as an angled running platform.
The pool’s removable floor is adjustable to depths of 38 and 50 inches, which allows for a gradual increase in weight-bearing activities. For patients who are limited in weight-bearing, the pool’s chairlift system allows them to enter and exit the pool safely.
Water current can be used in conjunction with exercise at various stages of the rehabilitation program to create the ideal environment for helping patients progress from limited weight-bearing activities to more functional and strengthening protocols.
CCH’s therapy pools are also equipped with an underwater treadmill which allows patients to walk or run against an adjustable current in a weight-reduced environment.
Private changing rooms and lockers are available.
Read what some patients have to say about their experiences with CCH’s aquatic therapy:
“When I went in there, I was having a little rough time walking and trouble breathing and they got me got me back on track…The personnel, the people, everybody was so kind and so good…It’s fantastic.”
- Chuck Ferris, aquatic therapy participant
Rick Lemp turned to aquatic and occupational therapy after a traumatic accident. Read about his experience in this “Aquatic Therapy Patient Says Pool Helped in His Real-Life Miracle
For more information about CCH’s Aquatic Therapy Program or to schedule an appointment for one-on-one care, please call one of CCH’s therapists at Premier Physical Therapy, 402-562-7346 or Rehabilitative Services at the Columbus Wellness Center at 402-562-3333.
Rehabilitative Services at the Wellness Center
3912 38th Street, Suite A
Columbus, NE 68601
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.