Fernando T. Avila, M.D., Diplomate of American Academy of Pain Management and American Board of Anesthesiology, established the Pain Management Centers of South Texas in 1991. In 1995 he added Aquatic Therapy.

Dr. Avila utilizes well established clinical pathways in his decision making to treat acute and chronic pain. Additionally, conventional physical therapy modalities are used with the philosophy that “Patients need to actively participate in their own healing process.”
The Aquatic Therapy Center was built with a state of the art 1,200 square foot heated pool, designed specifically for therapy. Pain is real but suffering is unnecessary. Treatment is available.

Our Aquatic Facility

  • Friendly & helpful staff/ certified in : CPR & Aquatic Therapy
  • Comfortable atmosphere
  • Room & pool regulated temperature with room dehumidifier
  • Chairlift, entrance hand rails and bench available for patient needs.
  • Water massage jets
  • Water resistance swim lap area with badu jets
  • Whirlpool
  • Aquatic exercise equipment
  • Men’s & Women’s dressing rooms with vanity, lockers, showers, all handicap accessible
  • Continuous video monitoring of the pool
  • Aquatic therapy class and one on one therapy sessions
  • Various class times are available throughout the day
  • Make-up classes available
  • Continuing maintenance program

The Aquatic Therapy Center


Fernando T. Avila, M.D.

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The Aquatic Therapy Center
700 South St. Mary's
Street @ Durango
San Antonio, TX 78205

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