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Aquatic Therapy

Enjoy the benefits of exercise with less stress on your joints. Explore aquatic (pool) therapy, available from a Wayne UNC Health Care therapist.

Do I Need Aquatic Therapy?

A warm-water pool supports your weight and reduces the chance of falls and other injuries. It makes movement easier if you have trouble exercising on land due to:

What to Expect

During your initial evaluation, a physical therapist may recommend aquatic therapy instead of or along with treatment on land. You’ll visit the Goldsboro Family YMCA for one-on-one therapy sessions in a shallow, warm pool. A therapist or physical therapy assistant will lead you in exercises to improve strength or range of motion, using water for gentle resistance.

You’ll benefit from the expertise of our rehabilitation team, including a therapist with special aquatics training from the American Physical Therapy Association.

No Swimming Skills Required

You don’t need to know how to swim to enjoy the therapy pool, which ranges from 3 to 5 feet deep. Use the YMCA’s ramp to ease yourself into the warm water, and take advantage of flotation devices for extra support.


Over time, aquatic therapy can help you move and live with less pain on land. Follow your therapist’s advice for self-care and exercise at home to achieve the most long-term progress.

Request an Appointment

You can request an appointment with our Rehabilitation and Therapy team today. We will then contact you to schedule your appointment.

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