NCHC Aquatic Therapy Center Opening June 2020

Community Updates

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Aquatic Therapy Center - Opening June 2020!

The new Aquatic Therapy Center is complete and we are excited to show you the new facility, however we are not open for tours or visitors at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions. You must have a scheduled physical therapy appointment.

Aquatic Physical Therapy individual appointments will begin Monday, June 1 at the all-new Aquatic Therapy Center in a soft opening for the facility. Classes and Community FITT are still closed. Current patients will be contacted to create their individual appointments. One additional adult may accompany each patient. Please enter from the Lake View Drive entrance and follow signage to the main entrance and parking.

The pool area is limited to 10 people at a time including employees. Face masks or face coverings are required at all times and will be provided to all patients and accompanying adult. Please visit our Covid-19 Resources page for additional information.

Warm Water Therapy Can Work Wonders

For people who have physical disabilities, are recovering from surgeries, or have musculoskeletal conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and lower back pain, warm water therapy can bring relief from pain, spur recovery and improve range of motion, balance, strength and coordination. At North Central Health Care we have a warm water pool specifically designed for aquatic therapy. Here we offer aquatic physical therapy, water exercise programs and community and family swim programs that help individuals manage pain and maintain or reclaim their independence.

Water is heated to an average of 90 degrees year round. The depth varies from three feet to five-and a-half feet. You do not need to know how to swim to take advantage of warm water therapy and a life guard is always on duty whenever the pool is providing services.

All programs do require the referral of a physician. The warm water therapeutic pool is located at 1100 Lake View Drive in Wausau and is available to any patients, regardless of their county of residence or age.