What We Have to Offer!!!

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Hot/Cold Packs
  • Ultrasound
  • Balance Equipment
  • Exercise Bikes/Treadmills
  • Theraband
  • Lumbar/Cervical Traction
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Equipment that specifically works different areas of the body (ex: theraputty for hand strengthening)

An example of what some of the above materials might be used for would be for someone who has shoulder and/or neck pain.  These patients if qualified would receive electrical stimulation around the areas of pain. What this does is stimulate the muscle by giving a high frequency stimulation to the nerve which interrupts the pain signal.  On top of the Electrical Stimulation a hot or cold pack is placed to relax the muscle (hot pack) or reduce inflammation (cold pack).  After this course of treatment is done a deep tissue or ultrasound is done which can help issues such as musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgyia and more.  Manual therapy is later completed by one of our qualified staff, and an exercise plan is created to best fit your needs for your daily living needs.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is an exercise program done in a heated swimming pool.  Physical and occupational therapist use this type of rehab program to enhance, restore, maintain and increase a person’s ability to function.

The Aquatic Pool is at All locations!

Our in-ground pool is 15 feet wide, 20 feet long, and 4½ feet deep with walk-in steps, hand rails, a foot ledge around the entire wall of the pool and with a 5 foot wide walking area around perimeter of the pool. The pool is equipped with an Aquatic Access chair lift 450 lb to assist patients upon entering the pool.  Many of our competitors charge an additional fee for physical therapy conducted in a pool.  Community Rehab Services does not charge this fee!

The indoor Aquatic Pool is kept at 90º to 92º. Pool steps are built low for easy accessibility. Individual therapy programs are developed specifically for your needs; aquatic and land based therapy are combined. Swimming attire is provided at the patient’s request. There are private changing rooms, including storage lockers, for your convenience.

We offer aquatic water aerobics classes.  Please call for schedule and times to desired location.


 Exercising in water:

  • Lessons the effect of gravity on the joints so there is less stress on the weight bearing joints, like your knees and hips.
  • Provides comfort from the warm water
  • Provides support to let you move, strengthen, walk and strengthen your muscles and joints
  • Helps you progress to exercise on land


 Benefits of aquatic therapy

Aquatic programs are tailored for each person.  All programs will allow you to:

  • Improve your muscle strength and tone
  • Increase your heart and lung strength and fitness
  • Reduce stress
  • Decrease swelling
  • Improve your blood flow
  • Increase your strength and endurance
  • Increase your range of motion and flexibility


 What makes aquatic therapy a good form of exercise?

  • Buoyancy, the tendency to float, gives your body support in the water.  It lessens the gravity forces on joints that may not be able to bear as much weight out of the water.  This lets you move better and lessens stress on your muscles, joints and bones.
  • The heated water relaxes your muscles.  This improves the range of motion in your joints.
  • There is hydrostatic pressure formed by the water around your body.  This helps your blood to circulate from your legs to your heart.  This can reduce swelling in the joints, lessen joint tenderness, and improve your joint range of motion.
  • The resistance you get in the water improves your strength and balance.  It can also increase your sensory awareness so you know where your joint is in space.


Who can benefit from aquatic therapy?

  • Most people can benefit from this type of exercise but people with certain medical conditions should not take part in aquatic therapy.  Talk to your doctor and therapist about whether this type of treatment would be good for you.
  •  People with injuries, pain, and limited range of motion, weakness, arthritis, or total joint replacement can often gain strength and greater range of motion with less pain with this treatment.
  •  Please contact our office; we accept most all insurance plans.


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Community Rehabilitation Services

  Community Rehab Services  
406 S. Washington, PO Box 443
Hale, MI 48739
Phone: (989) 728-5555
Fax: (989) 728-5557
600 S. Bennett, PO Box 362
Rose City, MI 48654
Phone: (989) 685-8821
Fax: (989) 685-8472
2430 N. St. Helen Rd, PO Box 794
St. Helen, MI 48656
Phone: (989) 389-7333
Fax: (989) 389-7335
Adapt Physical Therapy  
105 W. Houghton Ave.
West Branch, MI 48661
P. 989-343-9755
F. 989-343-9955
311 E. Harrison St.
P.O. Box 215
Prescott, MI 48756
P. 989-873-2540
F. 989-873-2542


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