Aquatic therapy is a great option for children who love water. Being in the pool is a fun, unconventional place to experience therapy. The natural buoyancy of water reduces stress on the body. Water provides excellent resistance for toning exercises and the high viscosity of water makes muscles work harder and creates muscle balance.
Specific Benefits for Children Include:
– Physical strength and balance
– Cognitive and fine motor skills- Spatial relations and sensory integration- Positive body image and self-esteem- Head control, range of motion, and improved posture- Cardiovascular function- Increased independence and socialization
TheraPLACE provides all aquatic services in the therapy pool at Home of the Innocents. The therapy pool is fully accessible and equipped with a chair and stretcher lift, ramp, exercise benches and splash area for small children. The pool is a salt water pool with UV filter and heated to 92 degrees for therapeutic benefit.