Pediatric Aquatic Therapy

Pediatrics AquaticsKids and water can be a wonderful combination.  If your child is in a therapy program, then aquatics may be a great addition to his or her current treatment.

Aquatic therapy is a swimming pool-based treatment program with wonderful benefits for kids

  • The resistance of the water increases strength and the ability to move the joints
  • Aquatic therapy is more comfortable since the water makes it easier to handle the kids
  • There is constant sensory input because the water stimulates the body with gentle movement and pressure
  • Muscles relax and are easier to stretch because the pool is heated
  • Working in the water lets kids do things they may not be able to do on land
  • Kids can work harder in the water than on the land because it takes less effort and is more fun

Aquatic therapy can be offered in both an individual and group setting for both physical and occupational therapy.  We also offer community-based group programs.

The following conditions can be effectively treated with aquatic therapy:

  • Decreased strength
  • Decreased tolerance to weight bearing
  • Orthopedic injuries (fractures)
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Sensory impairments
  • Decreased motor planning
  • Abnormal muscle tone
  • Impaired head and trunk control
  • Neurological disorders
  • Respiratory problems