CPW Health Center’s quality, expedient care includes expert aquatic therapy

By Wendy Cornett

CPW CEO and Administrator Cindy Binkley proudly features the facility’s specially designed, wheelchair-accessible therapy pool—the warmest in Northwest Ohio.

CPW CEO and Administrator Cindy Binkley proudly features the facility’s specially designed, wheelchair-accessible therapy pool—the warmest in Northwest Ohio.

For more than 25 years, Central Park West Health Center (CPW) has offered individualized care that includes both physical therapy and aquatic therapy in one location. Founder Len Greninger, Ph.D., RKT, recognized a need in the Toledo community for convenient access to aquatic therapy, in particular, as well as a need for a continuum of care that reaches beyond a patient’s prescribed number of visits.

“Dr. Greninger found that a lot of people who needed aquatic therapy didn’t have easy access to it,” explained CPW CEO and Administrator Cindy Binkley. “And, after patients finished their therapy, there was no place for them to continue it.”

CPW is a privately owned facility that features physical therapy, aquatic therapy, occupational therapy and Medical Fitness Programs. The water temperature of the specially designed, rehabilitative pool is maintained between 92 and 96 degrees Fahrenheit. The pool has a ramp and hydraulic chair lift, making it accessible to disabled patients.

“It’s the warmest therapeutic pool in Northwest Ohio,” Cindy added. “It’s also a larger pool, which allows people to work on their gait and balance a little more. And the warmth of the water helps the muscles relax.”

CPW’s physical therapists and kinesiotherapists treat many health conditions common in older adults, such as arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, incontinence, osteoporosis, post-strokes and many other health conditions and injuries.

For a seamless continuum of care, patients who’ve completed their prescribed therapy (or reached the limits of their insurance coverage) can transition to CPW’s self-pay Medical Fitness Programs.

“The Medical Fitness Programs offer people a way to continue their workouts—either independently or in one of our group classes—and still have the benefit of observation by a member of our team to make sure they’re doing things correctly,” Cindy said.

Medical Fitness Programs are offered in both the pool and the clinic and include classes such as Medi-Fit, Well-Fit, Arthritis Aquatics, Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi, Body Better H2O and many others. Prescriptions are not required for the Medical Fitness Programs.

CPW offers convenient early morning and evening hours for physical therapy and aquatic therapy. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The majority of our patients are 50 and over, but we see everyone from babies to the elderly,” Cindy added. “We’re also fortunate to be a site for SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit.”

Show your support for local businesses! Central Park West Health Center is located at 3130 Central Park West, Suite A, Toledo. For more information, call 419-841-9622; send an email to cbinkley@cpwrehab.com; or visit the website http://www.cpwhc.com.