State of the Art Aquatic Pool Therapy
SwimEx pool


Frederick Sport and Spine Clinic is the only area site offering you the state-of-the-art SwimExAquatic Therapy Pool. The SwimEx Aquatic Therapy pool is the highlight of the Frederick clinic. Starting with little or no water resistance in your initial stages of rehabilitation, you can begin walking or exercising sooner due to the buoyancy principle of water. This allows you to exercise without the compressive loading forces present with a routine land-based program. As you progress, water resistance can be increased up to 6.5 mph of current via the SwimEx’s patented paddlewheel propulsion system. The current creates a “wall of water” which allows you to safely simulate sport specific activities. Progressive exercises can also be performed at eight different workstations in the pool allowing limitless protocols suitable for you at every stage of your recovery. That is why the SwimEx is the pool of choice for universities and professional sports teams across the country, including the Baltimore Ravens and U.S. Naval Academy. Go to the SwimEx Web Site for a complete list of teams and schools.

SwimEx In Motion

Why Choose Aquatic Therapy?

Because when it comes to exercising and physical therapy, water is absolute magic.  It’s natural properties of buoyancy, resistance and hydrostatic pressure allow patients who normally cannot bear weight achieve movements otherwise not possible.  Our SwimEx aquatic therapy program allows  for 360° resistance on all muscles while still reducing the impact of stress on joints .  Additionally, the warm water facilitates muscle relaxation and increases peripheral circulation.  The natural buoyancy reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces, hence making exercises much easier to perform than on land.

Treatment Therapies

The unique feature of the SwimEx is the paddlewheel-generated current, flowing as a wall of water, which allows patients to exercise at greater intensities sooner in their rehab.  Frederick Sport and Spine Clinic’s aquatic therapy staff is specially trained to provide safe, effective, hands-on customized care plans that integrate water and land therapeutic exercises to help you achieve your land-based rehabilitation goals. The SwimEx can be utilized to treat any of the following problems associated with:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Cerebellar Ataxia
Cerebral Palsy
Cardiovascular Disease
Chronic Pain Disorders
CVA Cystic Fibrosis
Developmental Delay
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Joint Replacements
Low Back Pain
Mental Illness
Multiple Sclerosis Muscular Dystrophy
Muscle Atrophy
Muscle Strains
Parkinson Disease
Pre and Post Natal
Post Surgery
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Head Injury
Visual/Auditory Impairments