What is Aquatic Physical Therapy?
Aquatic physical therapy is physical therapy in the pool instead of in the clinic. It consists of working on the same goals the child has in a clinic environment but in the water! The water assists with movement by eliminating gravity and unweighting the joints to allow more freedom of movement.
Who Will Benefit From Aquatic Physical Therapy?
Most children can benefit from aquatic physical therapy. The water assists with their body weight so they can work on skills they are unable to do on land. The diagnoses most commonly seen range from Autism Spectrum Disorders to Cerebral Palsy to Coordination Disorders to generalized weakness.
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
The Pointe at Ballwin Commons 1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, MO 63021
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
Download our Red Flag lists for Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Occupational Therapy if you are still unsure if your child would benefit from therapy. If you still have questions please give us a call or set up an evaluation.
Please download and make sure you have ALL of the proper forms filled out and bring them with you to your appointment.
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"Sensory Solutions has been an incredible blessing to my son. When he started back in February he was eating a handful of crunchy foods due to sensory issues & was considered a problem feeder. He was behind in language & we had a difficult time understanding him. All of this left him miserable. With the help of OT/feeding therapy, speech therapy & eventually behavioral therapy, Brooks is eating, talking up a storm, & is HAPPY! We are also able to have the ADOS test done and receive his ASD diagnosis at Sensory Solutions. This has been invaluable to us & helps us to understand our Brooks better & opens up doors for him in getting the help he will need in preschool & beyond. I cannot thank Lindsey, Melinda, Becky, Emma & the rest of the staff enough for all they have done for my son & in turn our entire family."