Performance is excited to announce its newest aquatic therapy program at PODS Swimming in East Providence.
Starting May 2nd, Performance will be holding aquatic therapy group classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12-1pm, at PODS Swimming. The classes will be taught by Dr. Molly Durigan, DPT, and Aquatic Director, Tim Keohane, PTA. Located at 111 Commercial Way, the brand new facility features a 20 x 40 square foot shallow teaching pool that will be maintained at a 90-degree water temperature. This is ideal for body temperature regulation and motor movement. The pool also features a lift for those who are concerned about being able to get in and out of the water. For more information about PODS Swimming go to www.podsswimming.com.
What are the advantages to aquatic exercise?
- When in chest high water you only weigh 10% of your body weight which allows you to perform exercises in the water that you are unable to perform on land.
- The warm water relaxes tight muscles and the water pressure improves circulation.
- The water provides accommodating resistance meaning it only applies a force equal to the one you create.
- The buoyancy of the water helps support injured tissues while you exercise
Performance currently has aquatic therapy available in three other locations: Pawtucket, Middletown, and Woonsocket. If you have any questions about aquatic therapy or you are not sure if it is right for you, contact our Aquatics Director, Tim Keohane, PTA.