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Aquatic therapy uses water to help children make the most of their abilities on land. The goal is to help the child improve skills for daily life, and be able to participate in land-based therapy or a home-based program.
Physical therapy (PT) in the water can improve:
Occupational therapy (OT) uses the water to provide children with a multi-sensory experience. By using the resistance of water (instead of weights), patients rehabilitating after an injury or those with chronic illness avoid excess weight and pressure normally put on the joints. This type of therapy can improve:
Therapists from Cincinnati Children's complete specialized training to provide aquatic therapy. We offer aquatic wellness programs for a variety of diagnoses. The warm water pool at our Cincinnati Children's Drake neighborhood location has an adjustable floor, allowing easy entry and height adjustment.
Occupational therapists (OTs) and physical therapists (PTs) at Cincinnati Children's have authored publications looking at aquatic therapy and published current research.
Aquatic Therapy may help children with the following diagnoses:
Aquatic Therapy is available at Cincinnati Children’s Drake neighborhood location.
Aquatic therapy can help children with a variety of diagnoses, from connective tissue diseases to neurological disorders.
We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.
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