Pediatric Aquatic Therapy

Physical, Occupational, and Speech

Due to COVID-19, the Aquatics Program will start in June of 2021.
Evaluation takes place at the clinic and therapy takes place at the pool.

What is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic physical, occupational, and speech therapies are therapy services that are completed in a pool rather than the clinic. Providing 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 assists with providing 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 allowing children to engage more in their environment. Clients are able to work on the same goals in the pool as they would in the clinic! Aquatic therapy is a fun and safe alternative to clinic treatment. Kids love it and are often more motivated to participate! Aquatic therapy has endless benefits for children of all ages and abilities!

Who Will Benefit From Aquatic Therapy?

  • 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 are wondering if aquatic therapy may be beneficial for your child, please 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 Center
4201 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?

  • Water safety

  • Swimming skills and technique

  • Developmental skills (rolling, crawling, walking)

  • Core and limb strength

  • Endurance and flexibility

  • And MORE!

What Will My Child Work On in Aquatic Occupational Therapy?

  • Attention and sequencing

  • Safety and body awareness

  • Emotional/self regulation

  • Sensory integration

  • Tolerance to water/bathing/grooming

  • Fine motor skills

  • And MORE!

What Will My Child Work On in Aquatic Speech Therapy?

  • Language development

  • Vocabulary

  • Following directions

  • Requesting and protesting

  • Play based speech-language treatment

  • And MORE!

Contact Us:

Locations and Directions
Florissant, MO
Coming this Summer

Creve Coeur, MO
Sensory Solutions – Corporate Office


St. Peters, MO
Sensory Solutions
Suites J, K, L


Paducah, KY
Sensory Solutions-KY, LLC
Suite A

Murray, KY
Sensory Solutions-KY, LLC