Pediatric aquatic therapy

Also known as: Pediatric post-operative therapy, aquatic, Pediatric orthopedic therapy, aquatic

Warm-water aquatic therapy gives children a fun and soothing way to work on therapy goals. Water resistance and density, buoyancy and warmth combined with children’s desire to explore and play in water make aquatic therapy an enjoyable and effective experience. The natural properties of water:

  • Give gentle resistance, which increases strength and enhances sensory feedback and learning
  • Support muscles while children work on balance and posture
  • Stimulate language and communication

Providence Aquatic Therapy Program provides a therapeutic environment that is stimulating, motivating and relaxing. Our physical and occupational therapists use the properties of warm water to affect motor learning, sensory processing and modulation.