Brown Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy at CSUN

CSUN College of Health and Human Development is the Department of Kinesiology, home of the Center of Achievement Through Adapted Physical Activity and the Abbott and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy. Through aquatic- and land-based therapeutic exercise programs and clinical research, the Center provides evidence-based interventions while extending scientific knowledge in the field. The Abbott and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy, spanning 19,000 square feet, has four treatment-specific pools, each designed to meet specialized needs for therapeutic exercise to improve fitness, range of motion, cardiovascular and muscular strength, and quality of life. The distinctively designed pools include a movable floor pool, a cool pool, a whirlpool, and a main therapy pool along with customized exercise equipment and devices from underwater treadmills to wacky noodles. The Aquatic Therapeutic Exercise Program offers many different forms of therapy and rehabilitation including an aqua arthritis class, one-on-one assisted aquatic exercise sessions, adapted aquatics for children, aquatic evaluation, aquatic pilates class, deep water exercises, and a dance choreographed routine class. The Abbott and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy is also used to teach students in the university’s Kinesiology and Orthopedics undergraduate and Master’s programs.