Mineral Point Therapy Center
1050 Branger Drive
Mineral Point, WI 53565
To make a therapy appointment: 608.930.7194
What can the pool be used for?
- Skilled Physical Therapy. This is one on one treatment with a therapist to treat a range of conditions. It requires a prescription from a provider.
- Aquatic Walking. People who don't require physical therapy may still benefit from using the pool to walk. Walkers will share the pool with up to 3 others for 30 minute walking sessions.
What is aquatic therapy?
Aquatic therapy uses the power of water to help you improve strength and function. Improving your quality of life. The therapy pool is an underwater treadmill. You enter the pool at zero depth and are gently lowered into the water. A certified therapist will guide you.
- Water supports by reducing the effects of gravity
- Water provides resistance
- Water soothes and relaxes for comfortable movement
How do I know if I qualify for aquatic therapy?
All patients who have an order from their doctor or advanced care provider to recieve physical therapy are evaluated on their first appointment. If the therapist feels that aquatic therapy would be beneficial, he or she will talk with you and your doctor about that option. In general, both the therapist and your doctor must agree that aquatic therapy is medically necessary in order for health insurance providers to approve it. As always, we recommend that you check with your insurance provider before making the final decision.
How do I use the therapy pool for walking?
People wishing to use the pool for fitness, and who meet the criteria in the document below, will need a form from their doctor or advanced care provider. Steps for fitness walkers wanting to use the pool:
- Print the below paperwork and have your provider sign it.
- Once the paperwork is completed, call the Mineral Point Therapy Center to make a fitness walking evaluation appointment at 608.987.2574.
- Read the criteria linked below so you are prepared for that appointment (what to wear, what to bring). Staff will file your signed referral paperwork, evalutate what pool treadmill speed is best for you, match you to other walkers at that speed and schedule your fitness walking.
Check out this blog by Nate Christopher, physical therapist and certified aquatic therapist:
For more information, please call the Therapy and Wellness Center at Upland Hills Health.
Hydroworx 2000 pool in action
Water therapy may help:
- Chronic pain
- Stroke, Neurological Conditions
- Weight loss
- Strength building after surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Fitness and strength
- Parkinson's Disease
- Difficulty walking
People of all ages can enjoy water therapy benefits, including children with special needs and senior citizens.