Children and adolescents will have fun in the water with the following aquatic exercise programs taught by staff from the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. All sessions will be held at Cincinnati Children’s Drake, located at 151 W. Galbraith Road. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, no weekends. Group (or class) subject to change.
Session 1: January 7 - March 2
Session 2: March 4 - April 27
Session 3: May 6 - June 29
Session 4: July 8 - August 31
Session 5: September 3 - October 26
Session 6: October 28 - December 21
Aquatic Wellness Programs
This class promotes sensory processing through play and sensory motor experiences. It focuses on sensory processing, awareness of position in space, attention to task, modulation of sensory input, water safety skills, and socializing and interacting with peers. You may be required to get in the pool with your child. Participants must be at least 45 inches tall.
Tuesdays 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm, 6 – 7 pm (adolescent)
This class focuses on maintaining and increasing range of motion, endurance, balance and coordination, strength and flexibility while reducing pain, to improve overall health and establish a more physically active lifestyle. This group is for children with conditions such as JRA, EDS and those recovering from illness or injury. Participants must be able to walk in the water without an assistive device, be at least 45 inches tall, be able to follow directions, and be comfortable in the water.
Thursdays 4 – 5 pm
Adolescents and Children with Cerebral Palsy
This class focuses on maintaining and increasing range of motion, strength, endurance, balance, social interaction, and assessing and progressing swimming skills. This group is for teens and children 9–19 years old who walk independently or with an assistive device and have the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. The class will be grouped based on the height of the participants to be able to perform activities in both shallow and deep water.
Thursdays 5 – 6 pm
This class focuses on aerobic fitness, endurance, and strength, flexibility, range of motion, decreasing pain and socializing to improve overall health and establish a more physically active lifestyle. This group is for adolescents with conditions such as fibromyalgia, JRA, weight management, lupus and hemophilia. Participants must be able to walk in the water without an assistive device and be comfortable participating in deep water activities.
Thursdays 6 – 7 pm
Email any questions to Robbin.Dillingham@cchmc.org. If you have interest in this program, please email OTPT.firstname.lastname@example.org with the best method to reach you for information intake.