Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy

Our state of the art 10’x14’ Swim Ex therapy pool has been designed to provide an optimum environment for aquatic therapy.  It has multiple depths and a current that can be increased to 6 mph to provide added resistance to your workout.   You will be able to increase your strength, endurance and balance while working one on one with one of our physical therapists.   Aquatic therapy utilizes the principles of water to assist in your recovery.  Buoyancy decreases the weight bearing through your joints thus decreasing joint stressors and ultimately pain. The resistance that the water provides aids in strengthen multiple muscle groups at once. 

We can treat many orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions in the aquatic therapy pool including :

  • Back pain/spine rehab
  • Arthritis
  • Sports rehab
  • Balance training
  • General weakness
  • Post operative surgeries including:
    • Joint replacements
    • Fractures
    • Arthroscopic
    • Spinal
    • ACL/knee surgeries
    • Shoulder surgeries

Outpatient Physical Therapy Staff:                                                         

  • Shelley Herbst, PT, DPT                                                                                               
  • Claire Lakatos, PT, DPT, CSCS                                                                     
  • Kris Lausterer, PT, MPT, MHS, OCS                                                         
  • Mark Hunley, PT, DPT                                                                                   
  • Jason Domina, PT, DPT
  • Alison Larsen, PT, DPT (Aquatics)
  • Kera Protzman, PT, DPT (Aquatics)

For more information on the aquatic therapy services offered at the Bellevue Medical Center or to schedule an appointment please contact us at 402-763-3740 or fax us at 402-763-3196.