Fall River,Mass.- The YMCA Healthy Living Center, located in Clive, Iowa, is on the leading edge of providing “medically integrated” programs in a unique healing environment. The center, which serves over 66,000, installed a 1000T SwimEx pool to provide a wider array of therapy options for patients. According to Medical Director Trina Radske-Suchan, "seeing the results from YMCA patients using the SwimEx pool has been a great motivator for my staff to keep doing what they are doing."
Since the pool has been installed, the medical team has been encouraged by the progress of its patients. Radske-Suchan says many have seen improvements in overall health, "we have a cancer patient who was using a walker and very frail after treatment. She is coming to the pool three to five times a week with the goal of getting stronger. We devised an independent water program she can continue on her own. She is working to build strength and flexibility."
The large 1000T offers therapists the option of offering multi-patient therapy and group classes. The integrated motorized treadmill combined with the superior laminar flow also provides great flexibility for personalizing workouts.
The YMCA Healthy Living Centerhas also promoted the benefits of water therapy on its website: “For many years, physical therapists have seen the benefits of aquatic therapy. As well as treating patients with orthopedic injuries and chronic pain, aquatic physical therapy is also an effective treatment for post-surgical patients, neurological patients, post-partum patients, cancer patients suffering from painful joints and muscles and athlete rehabilitation.” (source: www.ymcahealthylivingcenter.com)
"Using the SwimEx pool validates what we are able to do for patients. When we see success stories we can pass it along and be able to empower and motivate others. It has been a learning experience for my staff to see people truly benefit from what they are doing and inspire others," says Radske-Suchan.
About Swim Ex:
SwimEx specializes in the design and manufacturing of superior fiberglass rehab and exercise swim spa pools for home and professional use. Our focus is centered upon controlling the therapeutic properties of water used for aquatic therapy to provide a nearly stress-free environment for rehabilitation. SwimEx is dedicated to building the finest swim spa swimming pools and rehabilitation equipment for home, sports, therapy and healthcare.
For more information on SwimEx, visit www.swimex.com
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