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Therapeutic Pool

In 2001, Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital became the first to house a therapeutic pool facility in a 100km radius of Alexandria. Since then, the facility has become a staple of the community for only health promotion and also for the simple enjoyment of a good swim! The HGMH Therapeutic Pool boasts complete wheelchair accessibility at not only the entrance to the building, but the facility is also equipped with a 'water wheelchair' for those requiring help descending into the pool.

Please take note that there are fees associated with all pool usage. For pool inquiries please call 613.525.5671. Scheduled courses and family swim are available. The pool can be booked for rental on a per hour basis for two hours and for a maximum of 30 people.

See the pool schedule on the sidebar for schedule information or the following links, please allow up 45 seconds to load.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a program that helps financially disadvantaged kids (ages 4-18) participate in organized sport and recreation. The program is dedicated to removing barriers so kids can get in the game.  Participants can get information regarding the program at the pool.

Pre/Post Rehab: Aquatic Exercise Program

In conjunction with the physiotherapy department, we are now offering an exercise program designed specifically to address the needs of individuals who have had joint replacement surgery or are anticipating surgery. Regular exercise can help preserve the life of your new hip or knee.

The buoyant property of water means there is less stress on your joints during aquatic exercise, which is especially helpful during the early stages of recovery. When combined with the relaxing 90 degree pool temperature, participants find aquatic exercise can be an enjoyable experience that can improve flexibility, muscle strength, posture, and balance. The water is also a safe effective way to correct gait imbalances. Exercising prior to surgery can add to a quicker recovery.

This class is open to clients who have been referred by a Physiotherapist or Doctor and is not exclusive to only those with joint replacements or surgeries. All surgical wounds must be healed.

Class time: Monday & Wednesday 2:00-2:45

Fee: $ 65.00 for a ten class session which is valid for up to 3 months.

Conducted by: Susan Griffins
Certified with the Canadian Aqua-Fitness Leadership Alliance, in Aquatic post-rehab, Aqua Arthritis & group aqua-fitness, with over 10 years experience

Phone: 613-525-5671 or e-mail sgriffins@hgmh.on.ca  

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