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Water Wellness
Our six week Water Wellness Program is geared at soothing pain, increasing strength, and improving mobility. Each 45 minute full-body exercises class is completed in a warm, salt-water pool, and is led by our trained instructors.

Improved mobility through maintaining and/or restoring joint movement.

Improved conditioning through restoring and increasing muscle strength.

Increased independence through improving your physical fitness and cultivating confidence to carry out activities of daily

Improved sleep through promoting regular exercise for a natural and restorative sleep.

Stress Reduction through increasing natural painkillers in the blood and reducing strain on the body.

Peer Support and Well Being through exercising in an encouraging and social setting with others coping with similar conditions.

The Unique Advantages of Aquatic Therapy

Buoyancy — floating in water allows you to exercise with up to 90 percent of body weight removed. This dramatically
decreases painful joint compressive forces and fear of falling.

Temperature — the warmth of the water results in relaxation and pain reduction by inhibiting pain pathways.

Turbulence— the ever changing flow of the water imparts safe and gentle forces on the body to help improve your balance and core stability.

Viscosity — the “thickness” of the water allows for gentle and progressive resistance to aquatic exercise. Hydrostatic 

Pressure — the pressure exerted on your body when it is submerged in the aquatic environment. While exercising, this pressure can assist with the return of blood from your legs to your heart.

Who is a candidate for Aquatic Therapy?

People who suffer from:
  • Arthritis/Joint Pain
  • Post-Surgical recovery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle Strains
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Circulatory Disorders
  • Balance Difficulties
  • Low Back Pain: Chronic and Pregnancy

This class is suitable for people who are Independently mobile.

Participants must be able to navigate stairs with two railings and dress independently. The temperature of the pool is 92°F – 94°F.

Program cost
$60 for six week session
Parking fee not included
discounted parking rates are available with H PASSES <link>

Classes are on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Please contact us for class availability

45 Min Sessions

Class Schedule
Session A, January 9 – February 13
Session B, February 20  -- March 27
Session C, April 3 -- May 8
Session D, May 15 -- June 19
Session E September 4 -- October 9
Session F October 16 -- December 4
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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