Pediatric Aquatic Therapy

Pediatrics Aquatics Kids and water can be a wonderful combination.  If your child is in a therapy program, then the use of pediatric aquatics and pediatric aquatic therapy equipment may be a great addition to his or her current treatment.

Pediatric Aquatic Therapy is a swimming pool-based treatment program by aquatic physical therapists and aquatic occupational therapists that offers wonderful benefits for kids:

  • The resistance of the water increases strength and the ability to move the joints
  • Pediatric Aquatic therapy is more comfortable since the water makes it easier to handle the kids
  • Our staff use a variety of Pediatric Aquatic Therapy Equipment that will incorporate fun into exercise
  • 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

The following conditions can be effectively treated by aquatic physical therapy and aquatic occupation 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

For more information on Aquatic Therapy, please visit our Aquatic Therapy page.