OSF Saint Luke Medical Center

Kewanee, Illinois

Aquatic Therapy

Warm Water.

Throughout the centuries people have turned to the soothing and healing power of waters. So can you.

Working with an experienced therapist In a pool environment, you will discover many benefits: greater pain free movement, relaxing muscles,  and because of water resistance, increased strength and endurance.

Following evaluation, your therapist will design a program  of movement and exercise specifically for you. Please note: This is not simply a one-size- fits-all water exercise class; we work closely with your doctor to meet your individual needs.

What can you expect the gain from Aquatic Therapy?

  • Decreased pain levels
  • Improved functional independence
  • Reduced joint & muscle stress
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved self-image
  • Increased endurance, flexibility, mobility, muscle strength, range of motion and self-confidence.
  • A new and/or adapted recreational activity or independent exercise program to maintain your activities

 Is pool therapy right for you?

Please consult with your doctor;  aquatic therapy works for many injuries and conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back or neck injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head injury
  • Status post joint replacement
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pediatric conditions

Will my insurance cover the cost?

The cost of the program depends on the amount of therapy provided and whether you participate in group or individual therapy sessions.

Medicare and most insurance companies generally cover this therapy, but please check with your own insurance carrier with questions about your specific coverage.

Partnering with the Kewanee YMCA

OSF Saint Luke Medical Center aquatic therapy sessions are conducted at the YMCA in Kewanee, located at 315 West First Street. The range of temperature of the pool is from 86 to 102 degrees. The YMCA whirlpool is an example of community collaboration at its best. In ___ , prior to joining OSF HealthCare, Kewanee Hospital partnered with the YMCA in its expansion and pool addition, providing the funds to make the inclusion of a whirlpool available for those we serve.

The pool is accessible to persons who are physically challenged and a hydraulic lift is available for wheelchair users.

Our Hours, How to Reach Us

Aquatic Therapy sessions are scheduled according to need. To learn more or to enroll in an aquatic therapy session, please contact Rehabilitation Services at (309) 852-7931.