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Aquatic Therapy is a skilled treatment method used by therapists to enhance your child’s functional abilities. The warm, buoyant water enables your child to feel free and have fun in therapy, in a natural environment!.

Aquatic Therapy Pool

Progressive Pediatric Therapy pool registration is OPEN for its 2021 FALL AQUATICS PROGRAM in West Palm Beach. Sessions are offered once a week with a speech, occupational, or physical therapist. Hope4Mobility assists with providing this program. A complete program description is provided below.

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The West Palm Beach aquatics program is held at Small Fish Big Fish Swim School, 346 Pike Road, Units 3&4, West Palm Beach, on Friday afternoons.

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If you are interested in signing your child up for this amazing program and have questions about how it will affect your child’s regular treatment plan, please email scheduling@ppt4kids.com.

What is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic Therapy is a skilled treatment method used by therapists to enhance a child’s functional abilities. The therapist uses the properties of warm, buoyant water to enhance a child’s therapy program and to provide a fun and natural environment!

What Does Therapy Include?

Aquatic Therapy is an excellent supplement to land-based physical and occupational therapy, providing one-on-one treatment sessions. It uses safe and efficient methods to achieve your child’s individualized short-term goals. The water offers a gentle resistance, which increases strength and enhances sensory feedback and learning. In addition, the water supports muscles while children work on balance and posture. The therapists utilize aquatic and land-based techniques, including myofascial release, neuro-developmental treatment, sensory motor integration, and functional motor skills. Aquatic Therapy is an effective way to address many types of conditions including sensory, neurological, and orthopedic problems.

Objectives

  • Improved joint mobility
  • Increased muscle flexibility
  • Head & trunk control
  • Blood supply to muscles
  • Attention span & sensory motor integration
  • Respiratory rate
  • Circulation
  • Symmetry, strength, and endurance
  • The psychological benefits include improved self-esteem, confidence, and motivation

Children Who May Benefit

  • Children who need orthopedic or post-operative therapy.
  • Children with abnormal muscle tone, muscle weakness, poor postural control, decreased endurance, and limited mobility.
  • Children working to develop higher-level motor skills such as breath control, balance, coordination, and gait.
  • Children with neurological and/or sensory motor problems.

The Progressive Pediatric aquatic therapists are licensed therapists who specialize in aquatic pediatric therapy. They have attended aquatic therapy courses, in-services, and workshops. All the therapists continue to update their aquatic therapy knowledge on an ongoing basis.

The following is a great research article about the benefits of aquatics for cerebral palsy.

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