OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group

Escanaba, Michigan

Aquatic Therapy

Underwater treadmill The John & Melissa Besse Physical Rehabilitation & Wellness Center offers the area's only copper-ionized warm-water therapy pool, featuring an underwater treadmill, resistance jets and a patient lift.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy has proven beneficial in rehabilitating adult and pediatric patients with:

  • Peripheral neuropathy or nerve injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot or ankle injuries
  • Shoulder, hip or knee injuries and reconstructive surgeries
  • Neck/back/spine issues
  • Arthritis
  • Closed head injuries and stroke
  • Cardiac issues
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Balance/fall risk
  • Weight-bearing issues
  • Pain sensitivities that prohibit land exercise
  • Patients with edema
  • Pregnant women