What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic Therapy gives children a fun and soothing way to work on therapy goals. The unique environment created by water resistance, density, buoyancy, and warmth, combined with children’s desire to explore and play in water, make aquatic therapy an enjoyable and effective experience.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy Include:
- aerobic capacity/endurance conditioning
- balance, coordination and agility
- body mechanics and postural stabilization (head and trunk control)
- abnormal muscle tone
- motor planning
- sensory impairments
- gait and locomotion
- muscle strength, power, and endurance