Aquatic Therapy is water-based resistance for strength, range of motion change and opportunities for new movement experience. Including a multi-sensory environment to encourage a calm state of mind and body. While addressing daily functional activities.
Aquatic therapy refers to water-based treatments or exercises
Each treatment and exercise is performed while floating or partially submerged in water. It differs from typical swim lessons as we use the water as a modality to engage and enhance therapy services. We at Kaleidoscope utilize aquatic therapy for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy to address a variety of diagnoses. The benefits of aquatic therapy are substantial.
The water provides 10x more resistance than walking on land. Which allows for strengthening opportunities for our clients. It also provides support for increased participation with standing activities that are unable to be done on land. The water provides a calming effect as it is constantly providing deep pressure throughout the body. This calming effect can carry over into language skills. As well as participation in daily routines at home and school environments. Which then will allow for greater independence for our clients. When our clients are able to participate more readily throughout their day. It will increase their confidence to engage socially with peers and adults. Above all aquatic therapy is FUN!
Next round is starting January 10th! If you’re interested please give us a call or message us below.
Aquatic Therapy Session Details
- Each session is one on one with a PT, OT or ST
- Sessions are Thursdays
- Each session is 45 minutes
- Times range from 9am until 1pm
- Sessions last for 12 weeks
- Next session starts in April
At the end of the twelve week sessions there is formal testing. To show the growth and gains made by the child through the use of aquatic therapy. And can justify continued use of this therapy. Or ways to have the gains generalize to land based movement. More sessions will be available for the spring session in April.
For more information on availability please call 208-375-4200 or contact us below.
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