Aquatic Therapy uses specifically designed water-based activities to provide physical, sensory, social and cognitive benefits to children with a variety of diagnoses.
Aquatic therapy may target:
Improving posture, balance, and coordination
Increasing strength and range of motion
Improving gross and fine motor skills
Reducing spasticity and the effects of tight muscles
Increasing body awareness and sensory processing
Developing impulse control, ability to follow instructions, and frustration tolerance
The use of play-based functional movement through water facilitates neurodevelopmental growth and improves motor control. Being submerged in water provides calming support, pressure, and buoyancy that helps kids on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities develop their sensory processing skills. All of these benefits and more are achieved through aquatic activities created in a way to challenge the child while they have fun in the water!
We are excited to be partnering with the St. Croix Swimming Association to provide aquatic therapy services at the Good Hope Country Day School pool this summer!
Sign up online at www.tinyurl.com/JSTaquatic or contact us to schedule.