Aquatic therapy is a fun and engaging type of therapy that uses the properties of water to achieve therapeutic gains that may be too difficult for a child to attain through land based therapy. Therapeutic gains of aquatic therapy include but are not limited to normalization of muscle tone, improvements in strength, balance, range of motion, cardiovascular endurance and circulation. Aquatic therapy can also be beneficial for self-regulation and sensory processing.
A number of different patient populations can benefit from aquatic therapy. Some of the commonly treated populations at Cheshire Fitness Zone include:
- neurological impairments
- orthopedic injuries
- neuromuscular disorders
- cardiopulmonary disorders
- chronic pain
- sensory processing disorders
In order to understand how aquatic therapy may help your child, it is important to have a general understanding about the effects of the properties of water on the body. Select a tab below to learn more.