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Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Now at Apple Valley!

Posted in Blog at Sep 10, 2011

Our Accessible Warm Water pool at Apple Valley now offers a Certified Aquatic Program!  The program is designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. Specially designed exercises help participants reduce pain and improve joint mobility while supported by the water’s buoyancy and resistance.

Class outcome:

The result of pilot test demonstrated that, as a result of its recreational and social aspects, participants in an AFAP class can experience:

  • Reduced level of pain
  • Improved ability to function independently in day-to-day life
  • Decrease in feeling of isolation and depression

Currently Apple Valley has 8 professionally trained and certified therapists who lead individuals in this water-based exercise program.

Click here to learn more about the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program:  http://www.arthritis.org/aquatic-program.php