Aquatic Therapy

Specialized physical therapy in a state-of-the-art, zero-depth entry hydrotherapy pool.

Our certified aquatic therapists are highly skilled and experienced to help you improve strength, balance, mobility and range of motion. 

Warm water therapy

Using true warm-water therapy, the consistent 92°F pool temperature dilates blood vessels and increases circulation to ease the pain and stiffness of injured areas and promote healing. The warm water allows muscles to relax and move more freely during therapy, with less pain than at normal room or cooler temperatures.

The pool temperature is adjustable, if needed, for a patient’s condition and individual therapy needs.

State-of-the-Art Hydrotherapy Pool

The HydroWorks 2000 hydrotherapy pool’s zero-depth entry, adjustable floor and variable water depth provide safe, convenient access without ladders or steps — whether you walk or are wheeled onto the pool floor. The floor doubles as a variable-speed treadmill with removable multifunctional support bars for extra stability. The water jet technology is adjustable for added resistance or variable water massage therapy. A specialized system of underwater video cameras and computer software assists therapists with diagnosis, treatment and session documentation to maximize patient progress.

Aquatic therapy can be helpful in the treatment of common conditions

  • Cancer-related conditions
  • Neurologic conditions, including stroke or other injuries to the brain or spinal cord
  • Chronic conditions, including arthritis and chronic pain
  • Balance or walking impairment
  • Orthopedic injuries or surgical conditions, including joint replacement

Physician Referral Required

Ask your doctor about a referral to the Methodist Aquatic Therapy Program. We will provide your primary care or referring physician with a copy of your aquatic therapy evaluation, recommendations and progress. Aquatic therapy, like other types of physical therapy, is covered by most insurance plans.

Meet our Aquatic Therapy providers.


Methodist Aquatic Therapy Pool
Methodist HealthWest
16120 W. Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68118


Funding for the Methodist Aquatic Therapy Pool was provided by Leap-for-a-Cure in memory of Heather Roberts.