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Therapeutic Pool

Sharon Regional's new Therapeutic Pool

Sharon Regional's Therapeutic Pool
2380 Highland Rd.
Hermitage, PA

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
724-983-3960

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Sharon Regional's Therapeutic Pool

Sharon Regional's Therapeutic Pool, adjacent to Sharon Regional's Rehab Center, 2380 Highland Rd., Hermitage, is designed to help those who are currently under a doctor's care or suffer from an acute or chronic injury or condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, fractures, or athletic injuries. 

The use of aquatic therapy in rehabilitation offers a number of benefits to patients, including improved circulation and control of swelling. Aquatic therapy is particularly effective since the buoyancy properties of water make exercising easier and safer to perform, the warm water (90 degrees) relaxes muscles and joints allowing pain relief, and the moving water within the pool creates a natural resistance to movement while challenging balance.

Aquatic therapy offers a new dimension of rehabilitation through Sharon Regional.

"The warm water coupled with the clinical skills of a therapist allows greater motion with more comfort, therefore speeding the healing process for many patients," says Walt Sokac, OTR, MPH, director of Rehab Services. "Our pool is being designed specifically to include use from senior citizens, adults, athletes and students, and children. Through aquatic therapy, our rehab team is able to help our patients regain their independence in a much shorter time."

Sharon Regional offers therapy and post rehab programs available on a prescription basis from a physician or through patient referral.

Want to start an aquatic therapy program? For more information on how Sharon Regional's therapeutic pool and aquatic therapy may help you, call the Rehab Center, 2380 Highland Rd., Hermitage,
724-983-3960.


updated 12/11