What might seem like splashing around in the pool might be just the therapy your child needs! Aquatic therapy uses water and specially-designed activities to aid in restoring and maintaining quality of function. It can be helpful for children with a variety of conditions, including:
- Balance deficits
- Cardiac diseases
- Limited range of motion
- Motor learning and processing disorders
- Neurological conditions (MS, CVA, CP)
- Orthopedic injuries/trauma
- Perceptual/spatial problems
- Poor motor coordination
- Sensory disorders
How aquatic therapy works
Water offers both buoyancy and resistance, creating a great environment for kids to improve muscle tone, endurance and flexibility; build strength; and enhance coordination. Aquatic therapy is not intended to teach a child how to swim, but may provide foundational skills needed for swimming.
We have a few guidelines that your child must meet to safely use our therapy pool:
- Ability to follow simple directions
- Have a medical prescription
- No open medical ports
- No uncontrollable seizures
- Post-surgical therapy cleared by physician
- Toilet trained
Aquatic therapy consists of weekly sessions for seven weeks. Appointments are offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Because of limited pool availability, we can’t offer make-up sessions for missed appointments.
Why choose CHoR?
Our physical and occupational therapists have the unique training to work with pediatric patients, and they’re dedicated to providing skilled, comprehensive and hands-on care – just for kids. Our therapists work with parents to establish and work toward personalized goals, based on your child’s needs and abilities – and they work just as diligently to make sure each session is engaging and fun!