Making a Splash

female swimmer with male trainer

Water therapy after a stroke is usually recommended after significant progress with other therapies. It can help after stroke, but it may not be for everyone. Here are a few things to consider:

  • mobility of hands and feet
  • cognitive ability
  • fear of water
  • access to a pool

Talk with your therapist about where to find a good program for you. Also, your local YMCA, YWCA or other community center may offer aquatic fitness or therapy classes.

Regardless of whether water therapy is right for you, exercise is a good thing and should always be a part of the discussion for your continued improvement.

Learn more about water therapy (PDF)

Life after stroke - our path forward

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence. It can help you continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke.

View the Life After Stroke Guide for Patients and Caregivers.

The Life After Stroke Guide is also available in Spanish. View the Guía De La Vida Tras Un Ataque Cerebral.