AQUA THERAPY

RIVER PEDIATRIC THERAPIES

Aquatic Therapy is a wonderful activity for children of all ages. If your child likes the bath and is motivated by water, aquatic therapy is a great way to build their skills and confidence.

 

After an injury, such as a broken leg or an ankle sprain, joint movement is often limited by swelling or decreased strength to muscles. Aquatic Therapy pools are generally set to a comfortable 80-90 degrees, which is warmer then a normal pool. Using the warm temperature of the water, joints will be able to be more flexible and stretch to new limits.

 

Our aqua therapists work with children focusing on:

 

Providing gravity-lessened environment

Adding resistance to exercise

Increasing joint range of motion and muscle strength

Increasing proprioceptive input with environment

Raising motor learning and body awareness

 

Aquatic Therapy will generally improve the quality of life for all children, including those suffering from autism. While the water’s pressure comforts the child’s feelings, it also renders a better learning environment for him. Since this is a therapy, expect that the process goes with a plan that is best suited with a particular child.

 

Aqua Therapy focuses on therapies that will encourage physical movement associated with play. From there, specific benefits can be achieved including improved body awareness, enhanced range of motion, increased mobility skills and better sensory integration. On top of all these benefits, water activities created with aquatic therapy are all devised for fun thus making the child at peace with his new-found environment.

SPEECH THERAPY

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

AQUA THERAPY

PHYSICAL THERAPY

SOCIAL GROUPS

ASPERGER SYNDROME GROUPS

LANGUAGE LESSONS

BEHAVIORAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

SCHOOL SERVICES

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RIVER PEDIATRIC THERAPIES

River Pediatric Therapies is a private clinic in the Pittsburgh area that provides outstanding therapy to children of all ages. We are proud members of the Cranberry, Fox Chapel, and Monroeville Communities.

 

Some of the services that we offer:

Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Aqua Therapy, School Services, Speech Services, Social Groups, Behavioral & Psychological Evaluations, Interactive Metronome Therapy, Free Down Syndrome Play Groups and Free River Client Play Groups.

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