Community Integration Services

Why Aquatic Therapy?

  • Participants of Warm water aquatics have shown improved function more rapidly than traditional land therapies.
  • Water helps reduce inflammation, and decreases pressure on injured joints while increasing blood circulation, allowing an injured area to be exercised sooner.
  • Children are more comfortable in warm water and therefore more willing to try new skills.
  • Water resistance and warm temperatures relaxes muscles, thereby reducing spasticity and pain.
  • With water therapy, tolerance of exercise is greatly increased; participants exercise more frequently and get well quicker!
  • Due to physical properties of water, people can exercise and move in ways not possible on land.