The mineral rich salts are imported from Israel to simulate the Dead Sea. It is one of the safest, most progressive forms of rehabilitation today. The elimination of the force of gravity provides the most natural medium of resistance in both eccentric and concentric movement of the muscles and joints. Our treatments are done in multiple pools heated to 95-99 degrees specially designed for aquatic therapy with a lift to accommodate those with ambulatory issues. This is supervised by a licensed physical therapist who will ensure you are comfortable and performing well. The purpose of aquatics is to enhance mobility and regain all functions. Patients are in a state of the art facility – in a relaxing tranquil, environment. The properties and minerals assist our bodies with eliminating pain by stretching, increasing range of motion, and retraining muscles while increasing endurance, strength, rhythm and coordination.
About Dr. Mike Shapow
Dr. Mike Shapow has been leading the path of new trends in the approach to physical therapy for over 30 years. Graduate of USC in Physical therapy, he later received his PhD and Doctor of Physical therapy degree from Utica College in upstate New York. Dr. Shapow collaborated in writing a few chapters in the book Healing Your Hips. Dr. Shapow currently heads aquatic therapy in Dead Sea salt water pools for various conditions and injuries. He provides post operative care for acute and chronic conditions such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as hip, knee, shoulder, lumbosacral, and cervical spine conditions.