Aquatic therapy is a skilled treatment used by occupational and physical therapists to work on a range of motor skills and functional abilities. Water offers unique therapeutic properties for an effective fun way to address a range of conditions including neurological conditions, orthopedic conditions and sensory processing and regulation conditions.
The benefits of Aquatic therapy include:
Gentle resistance to increase strength and endurance.
Enhances sensory feedback.
Supports muscles while working on balance or posture.
Low impact on joints
Stimulates language, eye contact, and communication.
Increases confidence and builds safety awareness.
The warm environment can help increase relaxation.
Motivating for many children to work on activities that are difficult.
Great for working on oral motor skills and breath control.