Brecksville Human Services Department - Therapy Pool


About the Therapy Pool

The warm water therapy pool is designed for people of all ages to carry out a doctor's therapy and rehabilitation recommendations, counter the effects of such diseases as arthritis, and in general benefit from the therapeutic value of warmer water. Because the ambient temperature and humidity level are much greater than a traditional indoor pool and because the pool's purpose is for specialized exercise every person must have a release signed by their doctor on file at the Human Services Center before using the pool. Obtain a form at the front desk. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • No diving is permitted anywhere in the Therapy Pool.
  • Anyone needing assistance entering or exiting the pool must provide an aide or family member to assist them.
  • Staff members are not permitted to assist patrons with transfers. Staff members will be available to help with the use of the lift and/or ramps.
  • Any person with an obvious infectious wound shall not be permitted to use the Therapy Pool. No person who is observed passing feces, urine, or blood into the Therapy Pool may not be permitted to use the pool. Any person who has been refused entry to or removed from the Therapy Pool because of an infectious wound may be granted entry upon presentation of a written statement from a physician that the condition is not infectious.
  • Prolonged exposure or excessive strenuous activity may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting. Alert a lifeguard immediately if you are experiencing any of these conditions.
  • Patrons must wear appropriate swim wear.
  • The Therapy Pool will close for 30 minutes in the event of thunder and/or lightning
  • Patrons are not permitted to hang on steps, lane lines, or safety lines. Please use the handrails along the pool walls. Glass and other sharp objects are not permitted.
  • No food is permitted on the pool deck.
  • Patrons should enter and exit through the Therapy Pool Locker Rooms.
  • Space for observers is located in the hallway and Activity Room F adjacent to the Therapy Pool when Activity Room F is not otherwise occupied.
  • Equipment located in the Therapy Pool must be assigned, monitored, and/or supervised by a lifeguard or physical therapist.
  • All accidents, incidents, or discipline problems should be reported immediately to a lifeguard.
  • Please follow all rules and the lifeguards’ instructions.

Locker Rooms
Locker Rooms in the Therapy Pool are for the exclusive use of individuals using the Therapy Pool.
Private changing rooms are available for use of patrons who need them.
Patrons and guests are encouraged to bring their own locks. Locker space is limited. Use of permanent locks is prohibited. Any locks left on overnight will be cut off.
Patrons must provide their own towels.
Electric hair dryers and swim suit spinners are available for patron use.
Suit spinners are for the use of adults only. Only one swim suit may be placed in the suit spinner at a time. Suit spinners may not be used for anything other than swim suits. Please use caution and read all directions before use.
Telephones located in the Locker Rooms and the Therapy Pool deck are for emergency use only.
Anyone needing assistance in the locker rooms must provide an aide or family member to assist them.

Resources

Therapy Pool Schedule

Therapy Pool Form

 

Excerise Classes in the Therapy Pool

Water Exercise for Arthritis
Mon & Wed 10:00-11:00 am with Darlene
Fri 10:00-11:00 am with Charlie
The Arthritis Class is a recreational exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation to help individuals with Arthritis and other related conditions. The activities and exercises are designed to encourage self care, social interaction, improve muscle strength and flexibility. Each participant works at his or her own fitness level. Modifications are given for each exercise to help individuals customize the program to fit their needs. This program is an excellent post therapy class or post surgery class as it focuses on muscle strengthening and flexibility.


Liquid Strength
Mon & Wed 9:00-10:00 am with Darlene
Fri 9:00-10:00 am with Charlie
The Liquid Strength program is to provide participants with water resistance training. Participants will spend 60 minutes working in the water on range of motion activities and resistance training. This class is open to individuals of all ages and varying abilities especially those with mobility impairments.


Water Exercise with Nora
Mon & Wed 6:30-7:30 pm with Nora
The Water Exercise with Nora class begins with warm up exercises to get participants acclimated to the water then moves to a more vigorous segment of exercises to work the large muscle groups. Toning exercises and resistance stretches are varied from class to class to keep the exercises fresh and invigorating. The goal is to increase participants’ muscle tone, cardio benefits, and to help them achieve their personal health goals. Please call to confirm starting date.


Sculpt and Splash
Tues & Thurs 9:00-10:00 am with Charlie/Julie
Sculpt and Splash is a 50 minute class for people of all fitness levels. The participants will use a variety of equipment (noodles, weights, bands etc.) and focus on cardio endurance, muscle strengthening and resistance training, challenging their muscles in new and fun ways.


Water Yoga
Tues 6:30 pm with Linda
A low impact class to develop flexibility, breathing, balance, and core strength. Full body workout for all fitness levels, consisting of stretching, strengthening, balancing and core work. Pool noodles, water weights, and bands will be used for added resistance. A very effective class that is also easy on the joints. No mat or yoga experience necessary.