Aquatic Programs and Classes

Good Shepherd offers an array of aquatic therapy classes and individualized programs in a therapeutic pool. Participation in any of the following programs will require a doctor's written prescription. 

Aquatics programs:

Group programs:

  • Ai Chi (Wednesdays, 5 - 5:45 p.m.): This 8-week program is conducted in a warm-water therapy pool with soft-lights, soothing music and a relaxed atmosphere. Learn deep breathing techniques and flowing, coordinated movements to increase relaxation, range of motion and mobility.
  • Arthritis Pool Program (Thursdays, 5 - 5:45 p.m.): This is a warm water group exercise program for people with arthritis designed to ease joint pain and increase mobility. 
  • Aqua YogaPilates (Tuesdays, 5 - 5:45 p.m.): This 8-week aquatic therapy program integrates Yoga poses and Pilates exercises in a warm-water environment to increase relaxation, release stress, tone muscles and strengthen the body core.
  • Independent Aquatic Exercise (Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.): This is a supervised aquatic exercise program for individuals who want to use a warm-water pool to improve and maintain function and mobility. 
  • Pediatric Pool Program (Wednesdays, 3:45- 4:45 p.m.): A unique 8-week program that teaches children with disabilities water adjustment and learn-to-swim skills through the use of adaptive techniques and equipment to maximize their independence in the water. Note: This program requires an adult to accompany the child in the water throughout the session.
  • Water Walking Program (Monday-Friday, 8 - 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 - 3:30 p.m.): A supervised walking/exercise program designed to improve and maintain strength and mobility. Can be combined with a standard gym membership for discounted rates. 

Individualized programs:

  • AquaStretch (Scheduled individually): An individualized program provided by a therapist using manual pressure to guide stretching and movements. The goals are to reduce tightness and pain while improving flexibility, relaxation and overall function.
  • Learn to Exercise (Scheduled individually): This is an individualized session with a therapist in the warm water to teach exercise techniques for increasing strength, endurance, range of motion and balance.
  • Learn to Swim (Scheduled individually): Under the guidance of a therapist, the person with disability will develop or improve swimming skills, techniques and safety in the water.

Class sizes are limited, doctor's written prescription required for participation, registration also required. Call for prices or to register, 610-776-3167 or 610-778-1006. 

 

Location:
Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center
850 S. 5th Street
Allentown, PA 18103

Contact:
Phone: 610-776-3167

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