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By Carmen Ensinger
Thomas H. Boyd Foundation and Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital are working together to raise $240,000 for the new therapeutic pool that will be installed in the new Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Therapy and Wellness Center located in the old Carrollton IGA building.
“Board members from each group and the hospital employees are working together to establish an end of the year giving program and various other fund-raising events to help us meet this goal,” Boyd Hospital Administrator Debbie Campbell said. “This pool will be used for aquatic therapy and will also be available for aquatic exercise programs.”
Aquatic therapy is a proven modality for rehabilitation, recovery and exercise. Hydrotherapy can be widely used to improve immunity and the management of pain, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, obesity, as well as other diseases. Patients experience greater overall comfort and are more likely to continue exercising due to minimal joint impact, less pain and edema.
“The SwimEx1000T heated pool will have 10×18 feet of water surface with water depts of 48 inches, 60 inches and 72 inches,” Campbell said. “The pool has an angled treadmill simulator, exercise bench and plyometric pads along with a pool lift to help patients in and out of the pool.”
The state of the art pool also features a powerful water current with 99 adjustable speeds.