Aquatic Therapy

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:

  • Stamina
  • Circulation
  • Stretching and flexibility
  • Increased healing
  • Respiratory strength
  • Balance
  • Posture
  • Transitions
  • Decrease fear of environment
  • Motor Planning
  • Sensory Processing - defensiveness to water, touch, textures impacting daily function.