Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department provides Aquatic Physical Therapy to improve the health & function of the entire community. 

RBAC Physical Therapy

 

In compliance with the Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19 from the LA County Health Department and orders from the Pasadena Department of Public Health, Physical Therapy will be allowed.  

One-on-one physical therapy appointments resumed Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Physical therapy visits can be scheduled for one-on-one care appointments with an RBAC Physical Therapist only. Under the Current Order Group Aquatic Physical Therapy is not allowed.

We are now accepting Medicare as primary insurance only.  We do not accept Medicare Advantage or any other primary or secondary insurance at this time.

Prior to making a physical therapy appointment, call your Medical Doctor or your Doctor of Osteopathy to receive a prescription. For quickest delivery, ask them to fax it directly to (833) 989-2333.  The prescription must be for “Aquatic Physical Therapy” and should include a medical diagnosis, frequency of visits, and duration of care.  Confirm receipt of your prescription and schedule your appointment(s) by email at therapyinfo@rosebowlaquatics.org or by calling us Monday – Friday between 10am and 5pm at (626)-564-0330 ext 425.

Physical Therapy can include rehabilitation of the following: shoulders, back, knees, hips, neck, ankle, and neurological conditions. 

Our pool is unique, specially designed, and staffed to assist our patrons. Specific properties of the water make aquatic exercise a safe and effective exercise option. 

  • Buoyancy decreases joint compression forces leading to decreasing pain 
  • Safe balancing environment for those with a high fall risk
  • The flow of water provides resistance in all movement directions and exercise intensities. 
  • Warm water temperature increases circulation, flexibility and promotes relaxation. 

While visiting the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, please ensure you follow the following protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • You must arrive dressed in your swimsuit for your appointment; no changing at the Center is allowed.
  • Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, unless in the showers or pool.
  • Therapy Pool participants will use the showers in the therapy pool prior to entering the pool for the appointment.
  • There will be no access to the lockers or changing after your appointment.
  • Individuals needing to use the facilities will use the on-deck Accessible/Family Changing Rooms in the Therapy Pool.
  • Due to limited space and physical distancing requirements, everyone is expected to leave the facility upon the completion of their appointment time.

Therapy & Teaching Pool details:

  • Heated to 91 degrees year-round
  • 35 ft by 40 ft with the shallow area at a depth of 3’6″ and the deep area at a depth of 6′
  • Sanitized with Chlorine and CO2
  • Accessible with automatic chair lift

Prices

We are now accepting Medicare as primary insurance only.  We do not accept Medicare Advantage or any other primary or secondary insurance at this time.

Please have your Medicare information available when scheduling your first appointment.

Self-Pay Pricing:

Aquatic Physical Therapy (APT)

Initial Evaluation: $200

APT Followup (30min): $55

APT Followup (60min): $110

Physical Therapy Telehealth (30min): $55

Physical Therapy Telehealth (60min): $110

We can provide you with an invoice or super-bill of services rendered for insurance reimbursement upon request.

To Register and/or schedule an appointment through our AthenaHealth Online Portal, please click here for details.

Instructors

Jamie O'Connor, PT, DPT
Director of Therapy Programs
Lori Levine
Physical Therapist Assistant
Jonathan JC Chang
Physical Therapist Assistant
Karin Roback, PT, DPT
Pediatric Physical Therapist

FAQs

When is Aquatic Physical Therapy available?

  • Appointment Hours: 
    • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Friday: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

What is aquatic therapy?

Aquatic therapy is the safest form of rehabilitation, especially for injuries that affect weight-bearing, because it takes place in the buoyancy of water and thereby removes impact and trauma from weight-bearing joints. Combined with traditional land-based physical therapy, aquatic therapy offers the quickest way to return to normal daily activities.

What if I can't swim?

Swimming ability is not required. We can use a variety of flotation devices for support in deep and/or shallow water. Instructors work closely with patrons until they feel comfortable in the water.

What if I use a wheelchair?

The pool is accessible by a chair lift or stairs with two rails. You may have an assistant/aide at no additional cost.

What if I just had or I am planning to have surgery?

Pool therapy fits perfectly into the well-designed post-surgical therapy program because water provides the safest place for protected, gradual and guided motion that does not overly stress the joint or site of repair. Patients can start pool therapy as soon as they are cleared by their physician and the incision site has healed. Patients who use the therapy pool program prior to surgery are more likely to return to full function much more quickly than those who have been inactive prior to surgery.

Why do I need an Aquatic Physical Therapy Evaluation?

The evaluation is used to ensure that physical therapist understands the injury/ injuries that are necessitating aquatic physical therapy as well as any physical limitations that the patient may have. During the evaluation, we will discuss your therapeutic options and exercises necessary to accomplish your goals.

What classes are available in the Therapy Pool?

In compliance with the Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19 from the LA County Health Department and orders from the Pasadena Department of Public Health, Group Physical Therapy is not allowed at this time.

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