Sign Up for Fall Aquatics
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!.
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.
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.
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.
- Improved joint mobility
- Increased muscle flexibility
- Head & trunk control
- Blood supply to muscles
- Attention span & sensory motor integration
- Respiratory rate
- 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.