The M.J. and Alice S. Neeley Hydrotherapy Center at Texas Health
Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is home to a heated indoor
pool at the Mabee Rehabilitation Center. The pool, which is
wheelchair accessible, can hold a class of up to 15 individuals
yet is small enough for more personal attention. The water is 3
to 4 feet deep and is maintained at a comfortable 86 to 90
with arthritis, aquatics therapy may help improve fitness and
range of motion and may also help relive pain and stiffness. It
may also help reduce injured athletes recovery time and provide a
supplemental training routine while recovering from an injury.
Buoyancy, decreased gravity, low-impact exercise and variable
resistance are all benefits of the aquatic environment.
Anyone can benefit from aquatics programs at the Mabee
Rehabilitation Center. Participants include patients as well as
community members. Individuals may be dealing with physical
challenges as a result of injury, illness, disease and/or aging.
Typical diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
- Orthopedic injury
- Neurological disease
- Injuries resulting from trauma
- Rheumatic disorder
- Chronic pain
Aquatic therapy is available with a physician prescription
through the Texas Health Mabee Rehab Center
Physical and Occupational Therapy departments.
There are three aquatics programs available at the Mabee
Aqua Fit: Aqua Fit classes offer
low-intensity, low-impact exercise. The focus is on increasing
flexibility, strength, balance and reducing pain.
Hydro Fit: The most challenging of the
aquatics programs, Hydro Fit offers moderately intense aerobic
exercise to build strength, muscle tone and endurance.
Instructors are trained and certified in aquatic exercise.
H2O Fit: Moderate water class using strength
For additional information on class days, times and fees, please
call 817-250-2760 or 817-250-5050. Please specify the class you
are interested in attending.
Free parking is available in the visitors parking garage which is
connected to the hospital. Valet parking is also available as
needed, and free to out patient rehabilitation patients as well
as individuals with handicap placards.