Wave Therapies Background

Wave Therapies began in 2001 with the aim of providing outstanding, one on one physical therapy care to clients in a warm water environment. This setting provides patients with the greatest level of relaxation and independence while encouraging functional improvement in strength, gait, balance, range of motion and pain control. Each staff member has an area of specialty including balance, pediatrics and orthopedics. We have the expertise to work with a wide variety of needs and functional levels and can design programs for those trying to get back to high level sports and those trying to return to moving with diminished pain.

To get started, consult your physician regarding your desire to begin an aquatic based physical therapy program. If you are already seeing a "clinic based" physical therapist that is not a problem and we will work with them to help you reach your goals. Your physician can provide you with a prescription for aquatic physical therapy and can give it to you or fax it to our office at 425-868-9922. Please do note that you cannot, due to insurance reimbursement, schedule 2 physical therapy treatment sessions on the same day.

Patient Visit

Your first visit will include an evaluation to establish your goals for therapy, obtain baseline measurements and review your patient forms. The last half of this session will be in the water with your therapist, beginning to piece together the parts of aquatic physical therapy that will most benefit you. After your first hour session, you will set up further sessions as needed with most appointments lasting 45-60 minutes.

Please note that you are responsible for all dressing needs you or your family members may have. Soap is provided in the showers but you will need your own towel and any other dressing items you may find helpful.

Thank you for taking the time to discover how our practice may benefit you or your family member. If you have further questions regarding aquatic physical therapy please contact our staff at 206-782-5555 or by email at jennifer@wavetherapies.com