The Rehabilitation Services Department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano offers two programs for the community in its therapy pools: Aquatics Class and Strong Shoulders Class.
Whether you are recovering from surgery or an illness or are interested in increasing your strength or cardiovascular stamina, our Community Aquatics Class is designed to allow you to adjust your intensity to meet your goals. Water exercise is non-weight-bearing; the buoyancy of the water is ideal for increasing your range of motion, strength, cardiovascular conditioning and muscle tone with less pressure on your joints.
The class includes a 10-minute "meet and greet" and warm-up; 40 minutes of exercises; and 10 minutes for continuing your favorite exercises or cooling down.
The indoor therapy pools at Texas Health Plano have a salt-water system, which is gentler on the skin and respiratory system. The pool is kept at a warm 90º-94º F, which is the most comfortable for arthritic conditions. For entering the pool, you can use the four steps with handrail or chair lift. The pool has three depths to meet your needs: 4 feet, 4.5 feet and 6 feet.
When you come to the class, please bring:
- A swimsuit or dark colored T-shirt and shorts
- Water shoes for improved safety and traction
- A towel
- Your smile
For additional information about the Community Aquatics Class, call 972-981-8185.
Community Aquatics Classes are offered from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
The fee is $40 per month to attend classes twice a week and $60 to attend classes three times a week.
- Class participants need to be dressed and ready to enter the pool at the start of the class time.
- Participants may use the locker rooms located near the pool.
- Class participants need to come with their own towel. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano does not provide them.
- Participants must provide a lock if they would like to lock personal items in the locker room lockers. Texas Health Plano is not responsible for anything lost or stolen.
- Food or drinks are not allowed in the pool area. The only exception is bottled water with a lid. A water fountain is located in the pool area.
- We have the required safety equipment on site. If any specialized medical equipment is required, the class participant should bring it to the class.
- Individuals who are ill should not come to the Aquatics Class.
- Class participants should wear aqua shoes to improve traction, both in the pool and on the pool deck.