Sacred Heart Hospital on Florida’s Emerald Coast reports that it has opened a rehabilitation clinic offering physical therapy services at Somerby, a new senior living community in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

The new rehab clinic features an aquatic therapy pool, an exercise room, and a private treatment area.

“We are excited to add aquatic therapy to our complement of services,” says Brandon Hollis, director of rehabilitation services at Sacred Heart Hospital.

“Performing exercises in warm water facilitates muscle relaxation, increases circulation, provides resistance for strength training, and reduces the pressure placed on joints,” he explains in a news release from the organization.

Aquatic therapy classes led by a fitness instructor will be available to the public for those suffering from arthritis, joint pain, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, and more, for a small fee starting at $15, which will be collected for each class.

These aquatic classes will include Low Impact sessions for individuals needing joint movement, strength training, fibromyalgia, or other painful episode rehabilitation; and Active Group Sport sessions utilizing volleyball/basketball exercises for individuals who enjoy sport integrated therapy.

Private physical therapy sessions will also be available at the clinic.

According to Sacred Heart Hospital, physical therapy services are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

A physician referral is required, and most major insurance plans are accepted. Aquatic therapy classes require a medical release and are available Tuesday and Thursday at various times. A class calendar is available online with additional details and information.

[Source: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast]