One of our newest services utilizes our state-of-the-art, ADA-compliant Pediatric Aquatic Therapy Center, designed by our certified physical therapists and complete with private locker rooms.
- Children who experience difficulties participating in weight bearing activities, cardiovascular exercise and strengthening activities on land
- Those who have difficulties with motor planning and/or body awareness
- Children with difficulties regulating themselves to participate in therapeutic activities
- Warm temperatures in the pool decrease spasticity, tone, spasms and pain
- Three-dimensional resistance increases strengthening
- Improved cardiovascular functioning and physical conditioning
- Strengthening of breath support and respiration facilitates speech, eating, etc.
- Immersion in water reduces edema
- Innate proprioceptive input from the water increases regulation and decreases sensory sensitivities
- Improved motor planning and body awareness due to extra input to muscles and joints
- Increased carryover of appropriate movement patterns to land
- Safer challenges to stability without fear or consequence of falling
Have your pediatrician write a prescription for “Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment to include aquatic therapy,” and call us to set up an evaluation.
- Speak to your therapist about adding aquatic therapy to your plan of care
- For the first session, make sure that your child has a swimsuit and towel, a swim diaper, swim shirt and/or earplugs if necessary