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Aquatic Therapy

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Aquatic Therapy

Presbyterian’s aquatic therapy programs provide a warm-water environment to assist in pain reduction while regaining range of motion, flexibility and strength. In conjunction with your land based physical therapy program, our warm water setting provides gentle support during exercise, helping to increase blood flow in a low-impact environment. Our team will coordinate a rehabilitation program based on specific needs. They can suggest pool classes and exercises after the formal rehabilitation program to maintain benefits of an aquatic therapy program.

Note that placement into the aquatic therapy program will be determined following an evaluation by one of our physical therapy team members. To schedule an evaluation, please contact the closest aquatic therapy location to you from our list of Clinics and Facilities below.

People in pool with floating devices.

Services / Conditions Treated

Some common conditions treated by our aquatics team include:


  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis)

  • Back and neck pain

  • Balance

  • Chronic pain

  • Joint injuries

  • Joint replacement, including shoulder, knee, hip replacements

  • Muscle weakness

  • Postoperative rehabilitation

  • Sports injuries

  • Tendon injuries

  • Worker’s Compensation injuries


  • Ataxia and impaired coordination

  • Guillain-Barre syndrome

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Post-concussion syndrome

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA)

  • Traumatic brain injuries

Other Conditions

  • Lymphedema

  • Motor vehicle accident (MVA)

  • Diabetes

  • Fibromyalgia

Treatments Performed

Some common treatments performed by our aquatic therapy team include:

  • Core conditioning

  • Endurance and strength training

  • Aqua jogging in deep water

  • Bad Ragaz Therapy

  • BackHab

  • Watsu

  • Burdenko Therapy

  • Jahara techniques

  • Aqua Stretch

  • Water aerobics classes

  • Aquatic open exercise hours


Aquatic Therapy in Albuquerque at the Duane and Barbara Trythall Aquatic Therapy Natatorium Aquatic Therapy in Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center Aquatic Therapy at Presbyterian Espanola Hospital Aquatic Therapy in Ruidoso at Lincoln County Medical Center

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