Customized aquatic therapy
for people like you
because moving is easier when wet
What is aquatic therapy?
Aquatic therapy consists of exercises done in the water for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefits.
Aquatic therapy is especially good for:
- Chronic stress
- Fibromyalgia & chronic pain
- Low back pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Rehabbing after joint replacements
What does an aquatic therapy session look like?
I take a health history and listen to your needs to develop a customized program tailored to you.
For example: You live with arthritis and are under a lot of stress at work without a lot of time for exercise. You want to reduce your pain and stress.
Your time in the water is filled with strategies geared towards your goals, using the techniques that meet your needs.
For example: To help with your MS, we combine PNF and water yoga techniques so that your balance and strength will improve.
You leave every session with homework. You'll meet your goals faster with practice between our sessions.
For example: A Backhab routine that will take 20-minutes per practice that you do twice between our weekly sessions.
In addition to aqua yoga,
I provide aquatic therapy in the following disciplines...
An aquatic therapy program specifically designed for helping with chronic back pain.
A gentle aquatic therapy program shown to reduce stress and improve your balance.
unpredictable command technique
An aquatic therapy program especially beneficial for Parkinsons, MS, and neurodegenerative disorders.
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
A stretching and movement program to improve your range of motion.
why I do it
Let's get stronger together
For Christa, living with arthritis, and teaching yoga are integrated. She credits her yoga practice for her lack of pain and specifically water yoga because it’s kind to people's joints.
Being passionate about water yoga, she expanded her skills to become a trained aquatic therapist and wants everyone, including you, to get the benefits of movement in the water.
Reach out to see if this is a fit...
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What clients say...
From the very beginning, I felt that you were listening to me.
Sherry - Online Private client
From the very beginning, I felt that you were listening to me. I felt so good that I could point out the things that were of concern to me and that I needed help with. We worked on those areas and discussed them before so I felt comfortable doing the movements that would benefit me. Believe me, you did not miss a thing.
I would highly recommend the one-on-one to start with. I feel good enough now that I could join a group when I want to. You have such a gentle touch and caring personality and even though we did it over zoom, I felt your warmth. You are the greatest.
Christa took the time and effort to learn about my particular issues of pain, flexibility, and balance. She was able to make suggestions to help me. I appreciate it very much.
Your way is a match for me and meets my needs.
Jim - in person Private client
Commitment for sessions in your pool or online
Three 45 minute Aqua Yoga Sessions
Five 45 minute Aqua Yoga Sessions
Eleven 45 minute Aqua Yoga Sessions
Sessions are also available at St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center for an additional $15 per session.
Who am i
Christa Fairbrother is an aquatic therapist who's passionate about helping people get fit and healthy even if they live with chronic health conditions.
Christa's an internationally recognized expert in water yoga and published author. She makes her home in Florida with her husband, two sons, and piles of books with tea stains.
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