Meet our Ocean Pines – Aquatic & Wellness Center crew
About Our Pool
Tidewater Physical Therapy offers an aquatic therapy program at our Ocean Pines clinic in a state-of-the-art, indoor, saltwater pool. The pool has varying depths between four and seven feet and maintains a warm temperature at all times of 92 degrees. It is accessible by both stairs and a lift for those needing assistance to get in or out of the pool. There are two main benefits of aquatic therapy in a saltwater pool. First, salt water acts as a natural buoyancy for physical therapy patients so patients are able to focus more on the exercise movements rather than concentrating on staying afloat. Second, salt water naturally breaks down chlorine so we do not have to put as many chemicals in the pool. Since the pool’s health is maintained mostly in a natural state, we only add chemicals as needed. As a result, the area doesn’t have a strong chlorine smell that is generally the case with indoor pools.
Our group water-aerobics classes attract seniors of all ages and fitness levels. They are also conducted in a fun and social atmosphere! All classes are led by our experienced certified water-aerobics instructor. We also offer private water-aerobic lessons. Our Saltwater pool has varying depths between four and seven feet and maintains a warm temperature at all times of 92 degrees. It is accessible by both stairs and a lift for those needing assistance to get in or out of the pool.
Package of 16 classes $120.00
Package of 8 classes $64.00
Drop-in Classes $10.00 ea.
Packages are valid for 6 months
About Our Wellness Center
Our facility offers a clean, respectable, and positive environment with multiple degreed and certified staff that are available to you to answer your fitness questions. We offer state of the art equipment to include:
- (1) NuStep® - a recumbent cross trainer
- (1) Monark Cardio Care 827 E Upright Bike – a stationary bike
- (2) Landice Treadmills – the treadmill of choice for rehab and PT clinics
- (1) Landice Elliptical – allows for simultaneous upper & lower-body exercise
- (1) HCI Fitness Proteus Rower ® - resistance allows for an “on water” feeling
- Nautilus full body, weight-resistant series (10) machines
- Multiple vinyl-coated dumbbells
NuStep is a registered trademark of NuStep Inc. HCI Fitness is a registered trademark of Healthcare International.
Monday – 7 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – 8 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday – 7 AM – 6 PM
Thursday – 8 AM – 6 PM
Friday – 7 AM – 6 PM
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Our fitness center is available to the public for only $20.00 a month with no contract or commitment
Carol Fankowski is a Wellness and Aquatic Therapy Instructor at our Ocean Pines location. She joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in 2011. Carol who is a certified water-aerobics instructor, offers both group and private classes in our heated saltwater pool. Her classes are a great way to socialize, stay in shape and heal.
William Hamilton, Jr., DPT, CHT
Billy Hamilton is the clinical director of our Ocean Pines location. He joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in 2006. Billy received his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in biology, psychology, and history from Salisbury University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is also a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). In addition to the skilled treatment of hands, he offers specialized treatments for total joint replacements (shoulder, hip and knee), balance impairments and vestibular disorders. Billy also commonly treats conditions involving the neck and back using specific mobilization and muscle energy techniques (known as “Greenman”).
During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife (who is also a PT and CHT) and their two young daughters. Billy also enjoys playing ice hockey as he used to play for the Washington Junior Capitals.
Our Ocean Pines clinic is located off of Route 589, or Race Track Road, near Pizza Hut and across from Baskin-Robbins. It is about 15 minutes from Ocean City, Maryland. The Ocean Pines clinic specializes in and offers aquatic physical therapy and has an indoor heated saltwater pool. Contact William Hamilton, clinical director, for more information.