Evaluation takes place at the clinic and therapy takes place at the pool.
What is Pediatric Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic physical, occupational, and speech therapies are therapy services completed in a pool rather than the clinic. Physical therapy in the pool allows the physical therapist to provide strength, balance, gross motor, and endurance training in an aquatic environment that provides external support for balance and increased resistance for strength training. The water assists with movement by eliminating gravity and unweighting the joints to allow more freedom of movement. Providing aquatic occupational therapy provides significant sensory input, which can be beneficial for many children with sensory processing difficulties and assist with overall attention and regulation. Aquatic speech-language therapy allows the speech therapist to provide treatment in a more natural and play-based environment enabling children to engage more in their environment. Clients can work on the same goals in the pool as they would in the clinic! Pediatric aquatic therapy is a fun and safe alternative to clinic treatment. Kids love it and are often more motivated to participate! And has endless benefits for children of all ages and abilities!
Who Will Benefit?
- Toddlers with delayed gross and fine motor skills
- Children with sensory processing difficulties
- Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, or Down syndrome
- Children recovering from injury
- Children with delayed language development
- Children with attention, social/emotional, and regulation difficulties
If you think this therapy may benefit your child, don’t hesitate to contact one of our therapists at Sensory Solutions for details and more information!
How To Sign Up?
All you need to do is contact Sensory Solutions for an aquatics appointment at the numbers below. We will verify your insurance and get you scheduled.Bridgeton Recreation Center4201 Fee Fee Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044
What Will My Child Work On?
- Water Safety Skills
- Developmental Skills (Rolling, Walking, etc.)
- Swimming Skills and Technique
- Strength, Flexibility and Endurance
- Great Source of Sensory Input
What Will My Child Work On in Aquatic Physical Therapy?
Swimming skills and technique
Developmental skills (rolling, crawling, walking)
Core and limb strength
Endurance and flexibility
What Will My Child Work On in Aquatic Occupational Therapy?
Attention and sequencing
Safety and body awareness
Tolerance to water/bathing/grooming
Fine motor skills
What Will My Child Work On in Aquatic Speech Therapy?
Requesting and protesting
Play-based speech-language treatment
Locations and Directions
Creve Coeur, MO
Sensory Solutions – Corporate Office
St. Peters, MO
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Sensory Solutions-KY, LLC
Sensory Solutions-KY, LLC