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Whipper Watson Pool Programs

The Whipper Watson Therapy Pool is York Region's only hospital-based therapy pool. Offering a variety of programs geared at orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation, our pool strives to partner with our patients and the community in helping individuals achieve their therapy goals.


All of our programs are completed in water with a temperature ranging from 90-94 degrees Fahrenheit, and are lead by a physiotherapists, a physiotherapist assistant, or trained volunteers. 

Please take a moment to review all of the programs listed below, as well as their required documents for registration consideration.


Additional Information
If you require additional information on any of our programs, please feel free to contact us at via
Phone: 905-895-4521 ext. 2389
Email: click here

Become a Whipper Watson Therapy Pool Volunteer

If you would like to join our volunteer team, please contact us via
Phone: 905-895-4521 ext. 2389
Email:  click here
Or get in touch with the Southlake Volunteer Office through the Volunteer page on this website.

 

Important Dates

The Whipper Watson Therapy Pool will be closed on the following dates:

Maintenance Closure: August 12, 2019 - August 23, 2019

Monday September 2nd, 2019
Friday October 11th, 2019
Monday  November 11th, 2019
Christmas Break: December 23rd, 2019 - January 3rd, 2020 

 

Fall 2019 Calendar

To be posted on August 23rd, 2019.

     

Acute Pool Program

The Acute Pool Program provides participants with the opportunity to work towards achieving their physiotherapy goals with the benefits provided by hydrotherapy. This program is taught by a therapist and a therapist assistant, is completed in groups of up to 8 participants or in one-on-one classes (case specific) and is up to six weeks in length (diagnosis dependent). The participant must remain on active treatment with the referring therapist throughout the duration of the hydrotherapy session. It is the responsibility of the referring therapist to notify the hydrotherapist if treatment is to be discontinued for any reason.
Referral: your doctor and therapist are to complete Southlake's Pool Rehabilitation Referral form

Fee: $35*

 

Sub-Acute Pool Program
The Sub-Acute Pool Program provides participants with the opportunity to continue their prescribed pool exercise program following the discharge from the Acute Pool Program. This program is run by trained pool volunteers who assist participants with equipment and exercise reminders. Volunteers do not prescribe or progress the outlined program.  Participants are given a pass that must be swiped at each visit. 
Referral: your therapist is to complete our Sub-Acute Pool Referral form
Fee: $35* per month for 2x/ week, $15* per month for 1x/week (paediatric participants) 

Learn & Leave

The Learn & Leave Program provides participants with the opportunity to attend four classes to review their previously learned pool exercise program with a therapist and/or physiotherapist assistant. This program is also available for participants that will be completing a self-direct program in a pool outside of the Southlake community. The participant must remain on active treatment with the referring therapist throughout the duration of the hydrotherapy session. It is the responsibility of the referring therapist to notify the hydrotherapist if treatment is to be discontinued for any reason. 
Referral: your doctor and therapist will complete the Pool Rehabilitation Referral form (state Learn & Leave on the page)

Fee: $35* and includes a two-week access pass to our Independent Pool Program.

Independent Pool Program

The Independent Pool Program provides participants that have completed our Acute Pool Program or our Learn & Leave Program with the opportunity to work independently with their prescribed hydrotherapy exercise program. This program is self-directed and supervised by trained pool volunteers or a certified lifeguard. It is the responsibility of the participant to inform the Pool Liaison if treatment is to be discontinued due to a Doctor's request or a change in medical status. Participants are given a pass that must be swiped at each visit. 
Referral: participants are to complete our Independent Pool registration form
Fee: $35* per month fee.

Water Wellness

Our Water Wellness Program is a six-week gentle exercise hydrotherapy program geared at improving muscle strength, muscle endurance, and decreasing pain and stiffness. Classes are 45 minutes in length and are taught by a trained physiotherapist assistant.
Referral: please contact us for a referral package to be completed by your Doctor

Fee: $60* per six-week session

 

Parking

Parking is not included in any of our program fees. The hospital does have a discounted parking passes called “H PASS” available at the Parking Office (East Building, Level 1, by Tim Hortons).
T: 905-895-4521 ext. 7275

 

*All fees are non-refundable. Exceptions to be considered on a case-by-case basis when a medical note is provided. A $15 service fee will be discounted from the total refund amount.

 
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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