What is Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic Therapy utilizes a gentle constant hydrostatic pressure provided by the water that allows children to engage in play based activates without placing joints under strain. Aquatic therapy is a treatment tool utilized by Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy to achieve therapeutic goals in a unique and stimulating environment. Children perform play-based activities in the water to improve motor skills, strength, and endurance. It also plays a role in improving children's confidence and self-esteem.
What Are The Benefits Of Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy provides children with gentle resistance to increase their strength and improve mobility. Aquatic Therapy also benefits:
- Stretching and flexibility
- Increased healing
- Respiratory strength
- Decrease fear of environment
- Motor Planning
- Sensory Processing - defensiveness to water, touch, textures impacting daily function.