Good Shepherd's Health & Technology Center  offers physical therapy specifically designed to meet the rehabilitation and exercise needs of overweight and obese patients. The program’s warm water pool provides a safe environment that reduces patient discomfort and the risk of injury. This is particularly beneficial for patients who are weakened due to lack of exercise. A doctorate-level physical therapist designs a workout plan tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Most insurance plans cover rehabilitation services for obese people with medical needs. Examples of conditions that typically qualify a patient for coverage are:
Once the patient is independent and no longer needs physical therapy, the patient may choose to participate in one of our self-pay aquatic exercise programs or our fitness center .
Beyond the pool, Good Shepherd’s musculoskeletal physical therapy department  offers rehabilitation services on land for the obese patient. Bariatric-rated equipment enables larger patients to perform endurance and strengthening exercises. Good Shepherd’s aquatic and land therapy programs offer a safe and supervised way to start increasing fitness.
The Pool’s Features:
The Physical Therapy Gym Features:
At discharge from physical therapy, patients will understand how to progress their exercise program and be able to safely exercise independently. Therapists will recommend that patients continue to work out through Good Shepherd’s self-pay programs available for both the pool and the Fitness Center.
Optimal Fitness – Aquatic Exercise Programs :
Optimal Fitness Gym:
Land Therapy and Fitness Center
7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Friday
8 am to Noon: Saturday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Monday – Friday
Additional hours available by request.
Personal training sessions are available by appointment .
For more information, call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422) or contact us .