Aquatic Therapy

The Spine and Aquatic Center of Southeastern Physical Therapy is located in Chesapeake on Battlefield Boulevard close to the Chesapeake Hospital. For directions and information about our Licensed Physical Therapists who treat in the pool, click here.

Aquatic Therapy is being used more and more often with great success throughout the rehabilitation process.

The added buoyancy in our Aquatic Physical Therapy pool allows our therapists to treat spinal injuries and clients with non to partial weight-bearing status restrictions, as the buoyancy reduces the compression on the load-bearing joints and spinal segments.  Water therapy helps to control swelling in an injured extremity and allows more comfort during exercises. The combination of warm water and buoyancy encourages muscle relaxation and increased blood flow during slow and controlled movements.  As a result, overall function, flexibility, stability and sense of well-being are greatly increased.  And finally, the resistance water creates with movement provides an ideal exercise environment, without stress to the joints that weights may cause in early therapy.  Exercises can be progressed eventually to land-based therapy once a greater weight-bearing tolerance is reached.

Aquatic Therapy is beneficial for patients with osteoarthritis (OA), lower extremity disorders, low back pain, COPD, muscular dystrophy, degenerative joint disease (DJD) and degenerative disc disease (DDD) to name a few.  Patients with fibromyalgia can also enjoy the benefits of water therapy.  Studies indicate Aquatic Therapy may even be helpful with the treatment of other rehab needs including spinal cord injury (SCI), patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), pediatrics, athletes, cardiopulmonary dysfunction, and osteoporosis.



Aquatic Therapy Can Help Persons With:

    • Neck & Back Pain
    • Bulging Discs
    • Sports Injuries
    • Joint Sprains/ Muscle Strains
    • Post Operative Rehab
    • Total Joint Replacements
    • Shoulder Injuries
    • Ankle Injuries
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Arthritic Pain
    • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain
    • Balance/Gait Disorders
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy Include:

    • Facilitate range of motion exercises
    • Initiate resistance training
    • Facilitate weight-bearing activities
    • Facilitate cardiovascular exercise
    • Initiate functional activity replication
    • Minimize the risk of injury or re-injury during therapy
    • Relax the tissue with warm water to decrease tenderness
    • Upload painful joints through buoyancy
    • Provide three-dimensional access to the patient

There is No Pool Like Our Pool!

No Chemicals! Our Pool is salt-based and won’t irritate your skin or eyes.

Comfortable depth of 4 feet.

Water temperature is 94-96 degrees for optimal exercising and stretching in warm, but not hot, water.

Dedicated, professional staff.  Our pool is supervised by licensed physical therapists.


The Spine and Aquatic Center of Southeastern Physical Therapy is located in Chesapeake on Battlefield Boulevard close to the Chesapeake Hospital.  This clinic has McKenzie Certified Therapists who work with patients who benefit from using Aquatic Therapy.


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Spine Rehab & Aquatic Center
905 Battlefield Boulevard.
Suite A
Chesapeake, VA  23320