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Do I need to know how to swim?

June 3, 2015

I am not comfortable in the water. Do I have to go in the water? You do not have to know how to swim for aquatic therapy. We use various flotation belts and devices which help assist you in the water when needed.You do not submerge your face in the water and when pinned up, your hair will usually stay dry. Depending on the circumstances a therapist may even get in the water to assist you. There are many benefits to aquatic physical therapy (insert link to aquatics page here) so we always encourage patients to go in the water. It is not mandatory and may not be appropriate for your care. You can discuss any concerns with your therapist.