Patient care at the Ingham County Medical Care Facility
is becoming warmer and wetter with the facility’s new warm water therapy pool. The ICMCF celebrated the grand opening of the pool in June. The $1.6 million investment was made to more fully serve the needs of patients and residents.
“ICMCF is a mission driven organization,” says ICMCF Administrator Mark Stevens. “Our new warm water therapy pool and our aquatic therapy programming are directly aligned with our mission and the organization’s strategic direction.”
Conditions like arthritis, stroke, multiple sclerosis, asthma and more will use the warm water therapy pool for innovate new treatment options.
“The physical properties of water allow a freedom of movement, support and warmth unavailable in traditional therapies,” says Stevens. “With the incorporation of specialized equipment and handling techniques, aquatic therapy assists residents and clients in their own ability to relearn and regain functional skills.”
The new ICMCF pool is the first inpatient warm water therapy pool of its kind in the Capital region. It operates at 92 to 94 degrees, includes a heated floor on the pool deck and features a Hydroworx X80 underwater treadmill.
The pool was dedicated in a ceremony in early June, followed by an open house.
Source: Mark Stevens, Ingham County Medical Care Facility
Writer: Natalie Burg, News Editor