Physical Therapy

The Therapy & Teaching Pool provides therapeutic aquatic programs to improve the health & functions of the entire community. 

Therapeutic Rehabilitation Programs

Welcome back to the Physical Therapy Program at the RBAC! We are excited to get back in the water. If you are new to the Therapy Pool, please contact us at 626.564.0330 ext: 425 to schedule an aquatic orientation.

With the recent guidelines due to COVID-19, we have made some changes to the program to ensure the safety of patrons and staff alike. Please ensure you follow all protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy.

  • The therapy pool will have no more than 6 appointments at a time.
  • Registration must take place online or over the phone; no in-person registration will take place.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • You must arrive ready for your lesson; no changing at the Center is allowed.
  • Line up at the gates to the therapy pool (just beyond/east of the lobby entrance), maintaining 6 foot distance between yourself and others.
  • Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, unless in the showers or water.
  • Due to limited deck space, only one parent/caregiver per appointment is allowed in the facility.
  • Therapy Pool participants will use the showers in the therapy pool prior to entering the pool.
  • There will be no access to the lockers for guests and no access to exercise equipment except as required to maintain safe buoyancy while in the deeper ends of the pool.
  • No changing in the locker rooms.
  • Individuals needing to use the facilities will use the on-deck Accessible/Family Changing Rooms in the Therapy Pool.
  • Independent participants will be available to bring select equipment from home. Please see list here of approved items.
  • No showering or changing will be permitted post swim; please bring a coverup.
  • Due to limited space and physical distancing requirements, everyone is expected to leave the facility upon the completion of their appointment time.

The Therapy & Teaching Pool provides therapeutic aquatic programs to:

  • Special needs children and adults. 
  • Individuals with functional impairment 
  • Pain that limits the ability to exercise/perform daily living 
  • Rehabilitation of injured athletes of all ages 

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. 

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

 

Pricing

Therapeutic Water Fitness classes:  $11 per class

Group Physical Therapy:  $30 per class (Prescription Required)

Physical Therapy Private: $110 per visit + Evaluation Cost (Prescription and Evaluation Required)

Personal Training: $84 per session

Independent User: $13 per visit

Signup:

Minor Intake Packet

By appointment only.
Lori Birmingham
626.564.0330 x425
lbirmingham@rosebowlaquatics.org

Adult Intake Packet
 
Why Aquatic Physical Therapy?

Aquatic therapy is an excellent supplement as well in addition to land-based therapy. Aquatic Physical Therapy is a skilled treatment method used by physical and occupational therapists to enhance your child’s functional abilities. It is an effective way to address many types of conditions including but not limited to:

        • Sensory
        • Neurological
        • Orthopedic impairments

Signup:

Minor Intake Packet

By appointment only.
Lori Birmingham
626.564.0330 x425
lbirmingham@rosebowlaquatics.org

Adult Intake Packet
 
Independent Exercise

Independent Exercise

  • This is an opportunity for persons who have sufficient swim, water safety skills and would like to engage in exercises specifically targeted to their needs.
  • Trained caregivers may assist participants, free of charge.
  • Orientation required.

 

 

Schedule:

Mon / Tues / Weds / Thurs / Fri
7:00 AM - 8:0 AM
Seniors only (6 max)
Mon / Tues / Weds / Thurs / Fri
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All ages (6 max)
Sat / Sun
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6 max

Fees:

$13 per use

Signup:

Please contact the Therapy Office for details.
Lori Birmingham
626.564.0330 x425
lbirmingham@rosebowlaquatics.org

Hip & Knee 2

Schedule:

Tues / Thurs
8:00 am - 8:50 am
3 max

Fees:

$235 for 8 classes

Signup:

Please contact the Therapy Office for details.
Lori Birmingham
626.564.0330 x425
Hip & Knee 1

Schedule:

Tues / Thurs
9:00 am - 9:50 am
3 max
Tues / Thurs
11:00 am - 11:50 am

Fees:

$235 for 8 classes

Signup:

Please contact the Therapy Office for details.
Lori Birmingham
626.564.0330 x425
Spine Hab 1

Schedule:

Tues / Thurs
9:00 am - 9:50 am
3 max
Tues / Thurs
10:00 am - 10:50 am
3 max

Fees:

$235 for 8 classes

Signup:

Please contact the Therapy Office for details.
Lori Birmingham
626.564.0330 x425
Infinite Fitness

Schedule:

Tues / Thurs
11:00 am - 11:50 am
3 max

Fees:

$235 for 8 classes

Signup:

Please contact the Therapy Office for details.
Lori Birmingham
626.564.0330 x425

Instructors

Jamie O'Connor, PT, DPT
Director of Therapy Programs
Karin Roback, PT, DPT
Pediatric Physical Therapist
Lori Levine
Physical Therapist Assistant
Jonathan JC Chang
Physical Therapist Assistant
Amanda Bardwell
Adaptive Swim Instructor, Office Administrator
Jessica Rancour, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Lance "Luther" Weidner
Therapy Programs Administrator

FAQs

When is the Therapy Pool open?

  • Pool Hours: 
    • Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Saturday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    • *Pool Hours are subject to change

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 Orientation for independent use in the therapy pool?

The orientation is used to ensure that patrons who use the therapy pool are familiar with the pool environment and the expectations when using the pool. It is also important that patrons understand the variety of programming and classes offered throughout the week in order to plan their independent workout. During the orientation, we will discuss your therapeutic options based on your goals.

What classes are available in the Therapy Pool?

The Therapy Pool offers multiple classes including: spine, hip and knee rehabilitation classes. Community based classes include but are not limited to Aqua Yoga, Functionally Fit/Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Poolates and Total Body Sculpting. For class details, speciality clinics dates/times and pricing information, please click here.

Is Recreation Swim allowed in the Therapy Pool?

Recreation Swim and Lap Swim are not permitted in the Therapy Pool. All Therapy Pool users must be participating in an RBAC-run class or program, or exercising independently with clearance following an Aquatic Orientation.

Recreation Swim takes place in the Recreation Pool. Please click here for details.

Users participating in private swim lessons must exit the pool after the lesson is completed.

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