Aquatic Therapy
at the Kids First Swim School

Mission:
Aquatic Physical Therapy interventions are designed to improve or maintain:
Function
Aerobic capacity/endurance conditioning
Balance, coordination and agility
Body mechanics and postural stabilization
Flexibility
Gait and locomotion
Relaxation
Muscle strength, power and endurance

Candidates:
Candidates for aquatic physical therapy would include but not be limited to patients with:
Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Fibromyalgia
Transitioning weightbearing
Low activity/exercise tolerance
Pain with weight bearing

Benefits:
The buoyancy, support, accommodating resistance and other unique properties of the aquatic environment enhance interventions for patients across the age span with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiovascular/ pulmonary diseases, disorders or conditions.

Frequency:
Therapy will be incorporated into a treatment program done both in the clinic and in the pool. The therapist is in the water with patient providing hands-on neuromuscular re-education.


Visit frequency will consist of 1 clinic visit, and 1-2 pool visits  per week.