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					                             The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
                             Executive Office of Health & Human Services
                                Department of Developmental Services
                                   Office of Facilities Management
  Deval L. Patrick
  Governor
                                          200 Trapelo Road                                         Elin M. Howe
                                                                                                   Commissioner
                                     Waltham, MA 02452-6302
   Timothy P. Murray
  Lieutenant Governor
                                            (781) 314-7570                                          Diane Enochs
                                                                                               Assistant Commissioner
                                                                                               Facilities Management
  JudyAnn Bigby, M.D.
       Secretary




June 17, 2010


Dear Greene Pool User:

I am writing to you as a user of the Greene pool at the Fernald Developmental Center. I realize that the
closing of the pool and gymnasium building at the Fernald Developmental Center is concerning to you. My
staff has put together the attached pool reference guide to assist you in finding alternative pool options. You
will find information about locations of pools, hours of operation, water temperature and user fees. Included
are options within our DDS system including the pools at the Hogan Regional Center and the Wrentham
Developmental Center, both of which are heated to 90 degrees or above.

I am confident that these options will be helpful to you as you choose the best pool option. If you have
further questions, please contact Rita Nevulis at (781) 894-3600 Ext. 2575.

Sincerely,



Diane Enochs
Assistant Commissioner
         Pool

      Resources

        For the

Greater Waltham Area




      Department of
  Developmental Services

        June 2010

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                                                    Hogan
The Hogan Regional Center in Hathorne, MA houses two semi-private, handicapped accessible indoor
pools in its Recreational Building. Access to the pools is through scheduled use arranged through Lynn
Zalif at the Hogan Regional Center Recreation Department at 978-774-5000, ext. 526. The Hogan
Regional Center is located within a mile of two major highways and offers free parking and scenic
farmland views.

   Pool Hours: 9AM to 5PM Mondays through Fridays, and 5PM through 8PM on Mondays, Tuesdays
    and Thursdays. Flexibility in scheduling additional hours and special programs available.

   Therapies Offered: Recreational, Physical and Occupational Therapies, Adapted Aquatics, and
    leisure swimming. Aquatic Safety Skills Assessment is offered upon request for new swimmers who
    are unsure of their water abilities.

Pool Descriptions:
The Recreation Building offers one large, full-sized pool and one smaller therapeutic warm pool. Male and
female locker rooms with showers are attached to the pool area, and swimmers can bring their own locks
as desired to secure a locker for use. One American Red Cross certified lifeguard is provided during all of
the pool hours listed above. A variety of adapted floats, water toys and pool exercise equipment is offered
for swimmers’ use. Lifejackets are available for use as well.

Specifics:

Large Pool:
        Dimensions = 65 feet x 36 feet; depth = 4 feet in shallow end slopes to 10 feet in deep end.
        Temperature = 89 degrees F.
        Accessibility = Mechanical lift with chair, walk- in ramp, and pool ladders.
Small Therapeutic Pool:
        Dimensions = 24 feet x 12 feet; depth = 1. 5 feet in shallow end slopes to 2 feet.
        Temperature = 98 degrees F.
        Accessibility = mechanical lift with sling.

Directions to the Hogan Regional Center:
FROM 495
Northbound and Southbound exit onto 114 South towards Middleton.
At Middleton Square take a left onto Route 62 toward Danvers.
Go 1 mile to intersection (Getty station on left, Howe Station on right); turn right at intersection onto
Gregory Street.
Continue until crossroads at bottom of hill.
Take a left and head towards Hogan (now visible).
Park in parking lot next to your destination.

FROM 95/ 128 NORTHBOUND
Exit Route 1 North in Peabody (Signs will be for Danvers and N.H.).
Continue on Route 1 North past exits for Lowell Street, Route 114, and Center Street.
The next exits will be for Route 62.
Take second exit for Route 62 West / Middleton. (will pass by Putnam Pantry on right before exit).
Continue on Route 62 West, in left lane, for 1/4 mile.
Turn left at lights in median strip and follow signs to Hogan.

FROM 95/ ROUTE 1 SOUTHBOUND
Exit 95 South at Route 1/ Route 62 exit.
Continue on off-ramp on right-hand side as it merges with Route 1 South.
Pass turn-off for North Shore Community College and Sheraton Tara on right.
Take next exit onto Route 62 West (almost immediately follows above turn-off road.)
At end of exit ramp, merge to left lane and take first left at yellow flashing light in median strip.
Follow signs for Hogan.




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  The Wrentham Developmental Center Therapeutic Aquatic Facility


This is a therapeutic aquatic facility, with water temperature kept at 90’F.
Adapted ramp, stair entries and pool lift provide ease of access to
everyone. Halh of the 25’ by 60’ pool is at a constant depth of 4 ft making it
ideal for adapted exercise programs. The rest of the pool depth ranges
from 3’ to 5’. The warm water temperatures, ease of entry and relatively
shallow depths make the WDC pool an ideal environment for individuals
with a wide range of special needs. Those normally restricted by mobility,
range of motion, and other physical cognitive or emotional issues, can
enjoy the benefits and freedom of a warm, safe, supportive and relatively
weightless environment.

The pool is open Monday – Friday by appointment, with the goal to being
as open and flexible as possible to accommodate busy and complicated
schedules.

Hours:

Mon: 2pm-4pm 6pm-8pm
Tue: 9am-12pm 1pm-3pm
Wed: 1pm-3pm 6pm-8pm
Thur: 9am-12pm 1pm-4pm
Fri: 930am-12pm

For more information, please contact Carol Pino (508)-384-3114 ext. 2592




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                                       Waltham YMCA:
                                        Jennifer Weller
                                         781-894-5295

Mission
The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health
of mind, body, and spirit of individuals and families in our
communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of
all incomes, faiths and cultures.

Facilities & Services
Indoor pool kept at 83 degrees
Outdoor Heated Pool
Spacious Exercise/Cardiovascular area
Strength training center - including Strive & Nautilus
Children’s locker rooms
Coed Whirlpool on pool deck

Facility Hours
Monday-Friday 5:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday/Sunday 7:00am – 8:00pm

Kid Stop Rates
Family Members: FREE
Individual Adult Members: $3 daily visit (max 2 hours) or $25 for 10 visit card.
Program Pass / Community: $5 daily visit (max 2 hours) or $45 for 10 visit card.
*parents/guardians must remain on site while using Kids Stop.
*hours & availability are subject to change based on usage & staff ratios.
CARDIONT
Adaptive Swim Program Ages 3-12
The adaptive program is designed for children that
have physical and or learning disabilities. The
course is designed to be a one hour structured free
swim with instruction.
Sat 2:00-3:00 PM
Family: $54 Program pass: $81 Non-member: $108

Prorated Membership Rates by Income
Individual above $37K: $64 month
Individual below $37K $40 month
Family above $57K: $88 month
Family below $57K: $66 month




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                        Boston Sports Club- Waltham:

                                Tionne Talbot
                                781-522-2004

Address                       Pool Hours
840 Winter Street             Monday-Friday 5:30am-10:15pm
Waltham, MA 02451             Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-6:45pm
781.522.2222

Club Hours                  Off-Peak Hours
Monday-Friday 5:30am-10:30pm     Must have premium membership to
Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-7:00pm    use club at anytime

Pool(s)
Indoor pool facilities:
    2 pools:
         – 25-meter main pool kept at 84 degree;
         – therapy pool kept at 94 degree
    Lap lanes (6), lessons and aquacise available
    Masters swim program available
    Whirlpools in locker rooms
    Swim accessories/gear available for purchase


Membership Fees
$72 monthly for nonmembers
$64 monthly for members




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                                Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
                                  333 Nahanton Street • Newton, MA 02459
                                617-558-6522 • www.lsjcc.org • info@jccgb.org

        A branch of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston • www.jccgb.org
Empowered and enriched. Independent and inspired. The JCC is a community partner in
enhancing the social, emotional and physical development needs of children, teens and adults
with physical, developmental, neurological, learning and mental health challenges.

We encourage all to participate in our social, educational, cultural and recreational programs –
designed to facilitate a sense of empowerment and independence.

For a detailed listing of classes, and for more information on the Special Needs Program at the
Leventhal-Sidman JCC, please visit us at www.jccgbspecialneeds.org, or contact Judy Pearl or
Janice Robins at 617-558-6507/6508 or email specialneeds@jccgb.org.

The Ledgewood Special Needs Program at JCC Preschools
The Ledgewood Special Needs Program provides supportive services to JCC preschool students
who have a variety of learning differences. Ledgewood specialists consult with classroom
teachers to help adapt the classroom and learning environment to meet each child's needs, and
work with families on general developmental issues such as adjustment to a new sibling, sleep,
moving, or family crises. Evaluation and referrals to outside services are also available, if
needed.

Water temperature is kept at 83 degree.

Fees:
   – A one time fee registration of $150
   – $102 monthly for family
   – Non members $25 per person per visit

     Regular Building Hours
                                        Mon-Thurs           Friday        Saturday        Sunday
     (Holiday hours may vary)

              Sept                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

               Oct                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

               Nov                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

               Dec                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

               Jan                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

               Feb                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

               Mar                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

               Apr                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

              May                    5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 7pm   7:00am - 8:30pm

              June                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 5pm   7:00am - 4:30pm

               July                  5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 5pm   7:00am - 5:00pm

               Aug                   5:30am - 10:00pm   5:30am - 6:00pm   7am - 5pm   7:00am - 5:00pm


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                         Massachusetts Hospital School

In response to many requests for after school programs for children with physical
disabilities, the Massachusetts Hospital School is pleased to announce that the
Genesis Fund has agreed again to award a grant to provide activities for MHS day
students, as well as students in the surrounding communities. These programs will
be administered through our vendor, Easter Seals.

The RASP (Recreational After School Program) are high-quality programs, which
provide a wide variety of choices to meet the individual recreational needs of
children and teens with disabilities. All of the activities run from 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.
or 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. There are no activities scheduled on Fridays, school vacations,
holidays of MHS or early release days (teacher in-service days).

We do receive a grant from the Genesis Fund that assists in the cost of the
program, so there will only be a minimal fee for these programs. Swim programs,
where each student must have a one-to-one, are priced according to whether or not
the parent swims with the child or provides a volunteer, or whether MHS provides
a staff person.

Please keep in mind that if your student travels on a van with other students from
MHS, your school system may insist that all students stay after school on the same
days in order to cut down on transportation costs and have only one trip per day.
Our staff will help you work out issues as they arise. If your child attends a
community school, please check with your Special Education Director on your
transportation needs. Many school systems have dropped off students at M.H.S.
and parents have picked them up.

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All program descriptions, registration forms, policies and procedures, and
information        regarding       schedules and fees can   be    found    at
www.mhsf.us/programs/aquatic or call Program Coordinator, Ray Jackman at 781-
830-8752.




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                                      R.A.S.P.
                        RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS


DESCRIPTION:

The After-School Program provides educational, medical and rehabilitative services to children and
young adults with physical disabilities. In addition to these services, we provide unique and diverse
programs in recreation, sports and leisure, both after school and in the evening. These activities include
arts and crafts, swimming, horseback riding, bowling, team sports and many more.

In an attempt to reach out to the youth in the surrounding communities, and with financial support from
the Genesis Fund, these programs are now available for community participation.

PROCEDURES:

An initial intake interview is required to ensure appropriate placement for your child. The child’s
staff/student ratio, physical needs, peer group and skill level will all be assessed to help guarantee a
successful, safe and positive experience for your son/daughter.

Each student is asked to apply for programs by filling out the RASP Priority Sheet. This will be
interviewed for approval by our Recreation team. We reserve the right to make the final decisions about
placement.

Ongoing assessments and communication with staff, students and parents will further ensure the success
of the program for your child.

All students using the pool must have an initial swim evaluation with our Aquatics Director. Please
indicate interest for a pool evaluation when scheduling initial intake interview.

POLICIES:

    1. All applications and release forms must be completed and returned before acceptance.
    2. Funding issues must be finalized prior to starting programs (swim or horseback riding only).
    3. Parents will arrange any changes in daily transportation schedule with the school system and
       transportation company.
    4. There will be no recreation programs on days of early release. (Please see program schedule of
       Massachusetts Hospital School day students).
    5. Parents are requested to contact both the school and the recreation department at 781-830-8755
       on days that student will not attend.
    6. Any person assisting the student in the pool is subject to approval by the Aquatics Director.
    7. Parents are encouraged to contact the Recreation Staff concerning any issues or problems with the
       child.




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                                 EASTER SEALS

                RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

                            R.A.S.P. AT
                  MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL


PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

      SPRING 2010              March 24 to June 10, 2010

      Classes are offered Monday through Thursday, both afternoon and evenings.
      If there is no school, there is no program.

      Afternoon classes - 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
      Evening classes - 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.


PROGRAM FEES:

There will be a $75.00 fee for each program - per session.

Please make checks payable to EASTER SEALS, MA




Your child will be required to have a PCA for the Swim Program or M.H.S. Swim Club.

Contact Person: Mary Laweler
Location: 3 Randolph Street, Canton, Massachusetts 02021
Telephone Number: (781) 830-87 61
FAX Number: (781) 821-4086
Webpage: http://www.mhsf.us/




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                       MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL

                         3 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021



                                   Water Works

A meditative, relaxation program for adults of all abilities. Designed to reduce
stress and pain, increase range of motion, flexibility, mobility, posture, and balance
through the process of deep breathing, slow and elongated exercises, and
visualization techniques. Forty-five minutes of instruction, with fifteen minutes of
stretching post-swim. Instruction provided by a certified aquatic exercise
professional.

         Aquatic Therapy (temperature kept between 88 – 90 degree)

A one-to-one therapy program for those with various rehabilitative and orthopedic
issues, pain management concerns, and those with neuromuscular disorders. An
initial land assessment is required prior to program. Thirty minute sessions are
tailored to meet the needs of each client, and provided by a certified aquatic
therapist.

                                 Adapted Aquatics

Half-hour, one-to-one group instruction for kids with special needs. A delightful
combination of American Red Cross Learn to Swim skills adapted aquatic
techniques to achieve maximum potential in a structured environment. Instruction
provided by a certified Water Safety Instructor, specializing in recreational and
functional adaptations for children with disabilities.




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                                    EASTER SEALS

                           Water Excercise Program
                                       AT
                     MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL
                      3 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021


One hour of moderate to intense water fitness for adults, designed to improve
overall strength, cardiovascular endurance, weight control and general health.
Instruction provided by a certified aquatic exercise professional.



                            2010 Summer Session


July: Every Mon/Wed/Fri

August: Mon: 2nd/9th ; Wed: 4th/11th ; Fri: 6th/13th

Class               Instructor         Time               Session Fee
Mon/Wed/Fri         Mary               7am-8am               $105
Mon/Wed             Katie              5pm-6pm               $70

All checks made payable to: Easter Seals, Massachusetts



NOTE: For inclement weather, please call 781-830-8761 for a message regarding class
cancellation.




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                                          EASTER SEALS

                               SATURDAY SWIM PROGRAM
                                              AT
                            MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL
                             3 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021

DESCRIPTION:
    The Easter Seals Saturday Swim Program at the Massachusetts Hospital School is an

    opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to enjoy a lifetime leisure activity, in a

    recreational swim setting. At this time, no instruction or therapy is provided. Instead, an

    “open swim” is available for 1.5 hours for your enjoyment. Please note, each swimmer is

    required to have a one-to-one assistance in the pool with him/her at all times. Certified

    lifeguards are on duty to provide supervision and safety.



PROGRAM GUIDELINES & POOL RULES:
 Every swimmer must sign-in at the front desk prior to entering the pool.
 Each swimmer must have a one-to-one (18yrs of age or older) with them in the water,
   and stay within arms distance of the swimmer when deemed necessary by lifeguard.
 Swimmers must provide their own personal care assistance if needed in the locker
   room.
 Anyone having a communicable disease or open wounds is not permitted in pool.
 Swimmers with incontinence issues must wear swim “diapers”, or plastic briefs with
   elastic leg openings over a diaper. Bathing suits must still be worn over the diaper.
 Floatation and adaptive equipment are allowed for those requiring assistance.
   Parent/Guardian must be familiar and comfortable with these adaptations.
 Siblings, friends or other participants are not allowed in the pool, unless they are
   assisting the swimmer with the activities or with personal care in the locker room.
 Towels and personal care items are the responsibility of the swimmer.
 Transportation to and from the facility is the responsibility of the participant.
 The lifeguard(s)-on-duty and/or the Aquatics Director reserve the right to prohibit
   persons from the program who possess aggressive, abusive, unsafe or inappropriate
   behavior, as it is a safety risk to the swimmer and those who participate in the swim.




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                                               Swymfit
                               90 Swanson Road | Boxborough, MA 01719
                                        www.swymfit.com

Swymfit – Low to No Impact, Joint Friendly Exercise programs. Our unique programs combine
deep water exercise with traditional strength training and functional training to help you: achieve
Better Fitness and Better Health. Increase your energy, move with confidence and athleticism,
improve your general health and fitness and reach your athletic potential with Swymfit.

To learn more about the following, call Elena Kosenko (978) 635-0500 or stop in. Dr. Steven
Victorson or one of our staff will be happy to give you a tour. For more information email
info@swymfit.com

    Memberships
    Swimming Lessons
    Personal training
    Specialty Programs for injury prevention, injury recovery, general health and fitness and
     all levels of sports training
    Burdenko Method

Membership Fee:

Individual Member: $75 monthly            Non Individual member: $90 monthly
Day fee: $12 per person (use of pool/gym) Individual Punch card 10 visit: $100

Club Hours:

Mon.-Thurs.: 6am-9pm

Fri.: 6am-8pm

Sat.: 7am-6pm

Sun.: 8am-5pm

Swimming Pool

      25 yard lap pool with deep end
      4 Lanes
      Heated to 83 F
      State-of-the-art air filtering system




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                                Back On Track Physical Therapy
                                     www.backontrackpt.com
          Put Your Trust in Boston's Largest Aquatic Therapy Group | 1-877-GET BACK



 Back On Track Physical Therapy is an outpatient practice serving the rehabilitative needs of the greater
 Boston area for over 12 years. Since our inception, we have grown from a single practice to a network of
 care with seven locations. We have established professional relationships with the Wellbridge Athletic Clubs,
 the Waltham Athletic Club, the Boston Sports Club, Atlantis Sports Clubs, and the Burdenko Water and
 Sports Therapy Institute.

 Back On Track therapists blend traditional physical therapy treatments with holistic programs to provide a
 full continuum of care. We stay on top of the newest physical therapy tools, resources and treatment methods
 to offer you the most cutting edge modalities of care.

 We offer one-on-one personal care with appointments in private treatment rooms, our centers’ gyms, and
 aquatic settings. Back On Track physical therapists are certified and highly trained in many specialties,
 enabling us to offer a diverse selection of programs and treatment techniques. Each patient receives an
 individualized treatment plan that is the result of a comprehensive evaluation and assessment. Back On Track
 can also coordinate care with personal trainers, nutritionists, dietitians, and massage therapists to create a
 program that works, just for you.

 At Back On Track, we pride ourselves on providing a caring, understanding, and comfortable environment
 for healing. Our mission is to help make life better for the patients referred to our care. We want you to get
 “Back on Track” and free from pain and disability. We utilize a variety of methods to restore flexibility,
 strength, endurance, balance, coordination, functional mobility, and activities of daily living. We see
 appreciation for our top quality services in the form of new referrals from former patients and respected
 physicians across the state. It is this positive feedback that helps us to continually grow, and let us know that
 we are on the right track with our patients.

                                                  Insurance

 Back on Track currently participates with the following insurance companies. Insurance information changes
 periodically so please contact our office if you do not see your insurance carrier listed below.

  Aetna                                                   Neighborhood Health Plan

  Blue Cross / Blue Shield - All Plans                    Tricare
  Chickering (Aetna)                                      Tufts - All Plans

  First Health / Coventry                                 Unicare / GIC
  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care                             US Dept of labor (WC)

  Harvard Pilgrim First Seniority                         Motor Vehicle Accidents
  Health Care Value Management                            Worker's Compensation
  Medicare                                                NO MassHealth
We also are accepted by many other insurance companies through your out-of-network benefits.




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Self-Payment Options:

Back on Track also offers private pay options to our patients. Patients can select to pay on a per-
visit basis or can select to purchase a cost-saving prepaid package. Our self-pay packages are
available in sets of 5 or 10 money saving visits.

Please contact Paul Salvi, Clinical Director via email at psalvi@backontrackpt.com

                                              Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is the use of buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and joint unloading, to offer the patient a safe and
therapeutic environment. By relying on the properties of water the client can safely increase their strength,
endurance, flexibility, and range-of-motion. The Burdenko therapy incorporates aquatic exercises geared
towards utilizing buoyancy and weights for physical training resulting in recovered function caused by injury.

"Developing proper movement is essential for the recovery and prevention of re-injury." Affirms Dr. Igor
Burdenko, "Teaching patients to move involves more than just teaching proper body mechanics, but includes
endurance, balance and coordination."

Water teaches movement because it requires internal stabilization of the spine and pelvis making it a perfect
location for therapy. This stabilization is the groundwork for effective movement. Water has the capacity to
support, assist, or resist movements. Water also allows for non-weight bearing as well as partial-weight
bearing therapy. Aquatic therapy can enhance the client ’s overall conditioning as well as work to benefit the
entire body.

The client can be suspended in water without touching the bottom of the pool by the use of buoyancy
equipment. This allows for the client to move freely about with little or no impact on the musculoskeletal
system. Back On Track offers a program to teach patients how to eliminate or minimize pain while moving in
a healthy, non-weightbearing environment.

One of the most effective aquatic therapy treatments for patients with physical disabilities is warm water
therapy. Water resistance and the warm temperatures of warm water therapy ease muscles, in turn alleviating
spasms and pain. For patients with orthopedic, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions, warm water
therapy can provide many benefits.

The benefits that a client can achieve from warm water therapy include endurance, flexibility, range of motion,
mobility, increased strength, decreased pain and joint stress, and improved balance and circulation. Warm
water therapy also relaxes the entire mind and body, creating a sense of overall peacefulness which will reduce
pain and speed up the recovery process.

                                          The Burdenko Method

The Burdenko Method is a practical application of water and land exercises founded on a holistic healing style
of rehabilitation, conditioning, and training. The Burdenko Method of water and sports therapy was created by
Igor N. Burdenko Ph.D. The theory behind the Burdenko method is that water is a wonderful healer and an
ideal medium for treatment of all kinds of physical ailments and conditions. The properties in water present an
excellent environment for gentle and efficient therapy and conditioning. With minimal weight bearing in the
water, the client is able to exercise with little or no stress, this in turn will enable them to return to their
everyday activities promptly and safely. The Burdenko Method is based on a scientific approach and more than
40 years of extensive experience working with a large base of people. It is not just a set of exercises, it is a
system.




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At Back On Track, our therapists will employ the Burdenko method by teaching our clients how to exercise in
the water. We will set up a regimen of exercises that will help condition and promote better health. We will
focus on the following areas during the therapy: balance, flexibility, coordination, speed, strength, and
endurance. The Burdenko Method is optimal in water temperatures of 86 to 88 degrees, but can also be very
successful in temperatures of 92 to 94 degrees. At Back On Track we offer group classes or individual classes.

                                                   Warm Water Therapy

  Warm water therapy, or hydrotherapy, incorporates three key ingredients: buoyancy, heat, and massage. This
  combination provides an environment that is both relaxing and healing. The therapeutic benefits that can be
  experienced from warm water therapy are numerous. Warm water therapy allows the body temperature to
  rise, which in turn stimulates the blood vessels to dilate. When the blood vessels are dilated this assists the
  muscles in relaxing and allows for better circulation. The warm water also provides an excellent atmosphere
  in which to exercise. It allows the patient to move freely and the water resistance aids in the increasing of
  muscle strength. Warm water therapy provides a safe medium in which to exercise.

  At Back On Track our warm water therapy classes include a combination of relaxation routines, range of
  motion exercises, and endurance workouts. Warm water therapy has proven to be a great treatment for many
  conditions including arthritis, fibromyalgia, stress, muscle aches, chronic pain, insomnia and even diabetes.
  Warm water therapy can help our clients to resume their everyday activities in a much shorter period of time.

Cambridge
5 Bennett Street; Harvard Sq.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-730-5337
Fax: 617-730-5461

• Handicap Accessible/Pool Temp 85-87’
• Located at the Charles Hotel in the Wellbridge Athletic Club.
• Accessible by MBTA on the Red Line at the Harvard Square stop.
• Parking located in garage under Charles Hotel for discounted fee with validation stamp or in meters on surrounding streets.
• Full gym and pool available.

Danvers
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 617-730-5337
Fax: 617-730-5461

• Handicap Accessible/ Pool Temp 86’.
• Located at the Crowne Plaza in the Atlantis Sports Club.
• Full gym and pool available.

Newton                                                        Waltham
135 Wells Avenue                                              249 Lexington Street
Newton, MA 02459                                              Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 617-730-5337                                           Phone: 617-730-5337
Fax: 617-730-5461                                             Fax: 617-730-5461

• Handicap Accessible/Pool Temp 86’.                          • Handicap Accessible/Pool Temp 83-85’.
• Located at the Boston Sports Club.                          • Located at the Waltham Athletic Club.
• Free parking is available on site.                          • Free parking is available on site.
• Full gym and pool available.                                • Full gym and pool available.\




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                                   Waltham Boys and Girls Club
                                       20 Exchange Street
                                      Waltham, MA 02451


                             Water temperature is kept at 86’
Contact:
Scarlet LeBlanc, Aquatics Director at 781-893-6620 ext. 17
Membership Fee:
$15 a year (classes have additional fees – see below)
Family Swim
Saturdays 2:00-3:00 (During the school year when there are no swim meets.)
$3.00 per Family- at least one family member must be a club member
Member Fun Swim
Monday-Friday 3:30-4:30 September- December & Mid February-June
Monday-Friday 4:00-4:30 November-Mid February
Must be a current Waltham Boys & Girls Club member
Red Cross Swim Lessons
Waltham Boys & Girls Club offers Red Cross Learn to Swim Lesson
Level’s 1-6 and Parent and Child classes.
Parent and Child:
Ages: 6 months-5years old
Limit: None
Price: $55.00 for 6, 30 minute classes
In this class we focus on getting children used to the water. It is essentially an organized play
session where we sing songs which introduce them to simple swimming skills. Such as blowing
bubbles, kicking feet, and moving arms and overall having fun in the water.
Preschool
Ages: 3-5
Limit: 5 (unless approved by the Aquatics Director)
Price: $55.00 for 6, 30 minute classes
This class is built for children who are ready to start learning the basic skills but aren’t quite old
enough to participate in our lesson program. We start learning how to float, blow bubbles, kick,
arm movement and work on dunking our heads. There are also games that we play which
incorporate important swimming skills allowing them to learn and have fun at the same time.
P.A.L.Swim
P.A.L.Swim(Physical And Learning Support) is a group of peer buddies who befriend youth with
disabilities, participate alongside them in aquatic activities. Classes are thirty minutes once a
week for six weeks and service preschool and school aged children separately. The youth
volunteers help children with disabilities learn swimming skills as well as help to increase their
verbal and auditory skills.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:00pm.
Cost: $55.00 ages 3-5 $40.00 ages 6-18


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