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Aquatic therapy program to begin at Andover Y

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Beginning this month, Lawrence General Hospital is offering a new aquatic therapy program at the Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St. in Andover. It is one of only two aquatic therapy programs in the region.

Consisting of treatments and exercises performed in a pool, aquatic therapy is beneficial for patients with a variety of conditions, including back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, as well as patients recovering from hip, knee, and other orthopedic surgeries. The ultimate goal of aquatic therapy is to transition patients back to traditional physical therapy and return them to their normal level of function as soon as possible.

The Lawrence General Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic located at the Andover/North Andover YMCA is fully equipped with the latest exercise equipment and modalities. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 978-946-8387.

Brenda J. Buote can be reached at brenda.buote@gmail.com.