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.
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3390 Saxonburg Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116
100 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146
671 Castle Creek Drive
Seven Fields, PA 16046