Aquatics

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a form of therapy where exercises are performed in water. The unique properties of water allow individuals to benefit as they would with land based therapy only with less weight on the joints, reduced inflammation, less pain and discomfort, and resistance without the pull of gravity. Not to mention it’s fun.

Who can Benefit?

Along with these properties aquatic therapy also provides a safe environment for those who lack coordination and balance, provides mobility for those with spasticity or lack of tone, improves sensory processing skills, assists with improving appetites for dietary changes, and increases confidence with social interaction. As you can see, there are many benefits to aquatic therapy. Individuals who can benefit from aquatic therapy are those with:

How Does Aquatic Therapy Work?

Buoyancy

Buoyancy: assists in supporting your weight which decreases the amount of weight-bearing which reduces the force of stress placed on the joints. By decreasing the amount stress on the joints it is easier and less painful to perform exercises. This also allows individuals to perform exercises with supported motions of the body that they may not otherwise be able to perform on land.

Viscosity

Viscosity: resistance coupled with the water’s buoyancy to help strengthen muscles, improve posture, and increase joint stability without stress on the joints and without the need for weights.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure: pressure exerted by the water on a submerged body or body part that assists in decreasing joint and soft tissue swelling along with providing joint positional awareness for proprioception.

Classes LKG, UKG have 5 sections each with a maximum strength of 30 students per section.

Temperature

Viscosity: resistance coupled with the water’s buoyancy to help strengthen muscles, improve posture, and increase joint stability without stress on the joints and without the need for weights.