University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
410-448-2500 or 1-888-453-7626

Programs and Services

Outpatient Therapies

Outpatient Therapies at UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute


Aquatic Arthritis and Wellness Classes

Pool Schedule
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Classes meet throughout the week under the direction of aquatic specialists. The goal is to have fun while performing activities for strengthening, stretching, and endurance in the pool. Water temperatures averaging 90-92°F ensure a comforting pool experience all year-round.

Everyone can benefit from warm water exercise, especially individuals with arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, joint stiffness, lupus, musculoskeletal disorders, obesity, pre/post surgical conditions, as well as those who have graduated from formal occupational or physical therapy programs. Come and join a class for instructional water activities or enjoy the freedom to exercise in the pool on your own.

For more information on days and times of classes or to begin a class, call (410) 448-6411 or download a Pool Packet. Your physician will need to complete the consent form included in the information packet. Once you confirm interest in a particular class, bring your completed consent form to the pool office along with your swimsuit, pool shoes, and a beach towel. We have changing areas and showers available for your use.

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For further information on any of the outpatient therapy services, call 410-448-6706 (for patients with orthopedic needs and those persons wanting to use the pool) or 410-448-6421 (for patients with neurological needs).