Our Pawtucket clinic is home to Rhode Island’s only Hydroworx 3500 Therapeutic Pool where patients can move and exercise without the stress of gravity. We also have access to pools throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to accommodate those who live in other areas.

What is Aquatic Therapy?

For people experiencing pain when moving on land, we recommend aquatic therapy, as your body weight is reduced by about 90 percent! The buoyancy of water can take away almost all the pressure on your joints and spine.

The Hydroworx 3500 Therapeutic Pool offers an underwater treadmill, resistant swim jets, an attachable massage hose, and a heating unit that can create varied water temperatures.

Performance Physical Therapy's Hydroworx Pool

Who Would Benefit From Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic therapy can benefit both your mind and your body.  Spending time in our therapeutic, temperature-controlled (87-89 degrees) pool alongside your physical therapist/physical therapist assistant can alleviate many chronic conditions, acute discomfort, sports injuries, and more! Exercising in our indoor 5500 gallon Hydroworx pool can help you recover from a variety of injuries and ailments including but not limited to: 

  • Arthritis (osteo or rheumatoid) 

  • Sports Injury / Recovery & Performance 

  • Motor Vehicle Injury 

  • Upper Extremity Injury 

  • Lower Extremity Injury 

  • Balance Impairments 

  • General Deconditioning 

  • Low Back Pain 

  • Impaired Circulation 

  • Chronic Edema 

  • Heart Disease 

  • Stroke Recovery 

  • Neurological Injury 

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 


How Does Aquatic Therapy Work?

Patients who have pain on land can start in an aquatic environment to work on their flexibility, strength, and balance while building up their muscle and endurance, giving them the baseline abilities needed before moving to land-based physical therapy.

How Do I Know If I Need Aquatic Therapy?

If you are interested in learning about aquatic therapy for your pain or condition, please call us at 401.726.7100. We can help you to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a physical therapist to determine if aquatic therapy would help your recovery.