Aquatic Therapy

Water is a natural place for healing, rehabilitation, and exercise.

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) Rehab Services department provides individual, hands-on aquatic therapy in cooperation with the Colonial Motel pool on Putney Road.

Our therapists have taken advanced training in the safe application of aquatic therapy principles and techniques for patients to help:

  • improve balance,
  • improve trunk stability
  • decrease pain
  • increase mobility
  • improve function on land.

You must have a doctor’s referral for the BMH aquatic therapy program. Some insurance companies require prior authorization for the therapy.

To ensure patient safety, the BMH Rehab Department has set criteria that must be met before starting the aquatic program. All patients will be evaluated on land at the BMH Rehab Department in the Vermont Marketplace at 580 Canal St. in Brattleboro prior to starting pool therapy to ensure their appropriateness for the program. If you feel this program may benefit you during a rehab session, please speak with your doctor or therapist.

 Appointments for aquatic therapy are limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. For information or an appointment, call 802-257-8255.