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Swing for the Stars offers aquatic therapy services as a unique way to help improve your child’s sensory processing abilities, motor skill development and social skills. Aquatic therapy services are run by an occupational therapy, physical therapist, or speech therapist and run for 8 weeks at a time.

Aquatic therapy is therapy provided in a pool setting. Therapists use the water and specifically designed activities to enhance, restore, maintain, and/or increase a child’s functional abilities. Children will experience an increase in organized movements in the water, which can be translated to land-based activities for an overall improvement in daily functional activities. Water is an environment in which children can move freely. The physical properties of water allow for increased support, increased time for movements, and resistance for strengthening.


arrow downWhat areas of need are addressed through Aquatic Therapy?

  • Improved sensory processing abilities
  • Normalization of muscle tone, range of motion, strength and endurance
  • Improvements in trunk control and postural alignment
  • Increases in balance and coordination
  • Increased motor planning and body awareness
  • Improvements in perceptual and spatial awareness
  • Improvements in motivation and arousal levels
  • Increased cardiovascular endurance
  • Improvements in social skills

arrow downWho is Aquatic Therapy Appropriate for?

The great thing about aquatic therapy is that it is appropriate for any ability level. There are many benefits to aquatic therapy as a compliment to your child’s land-based therapy. These include:

  • The resistance provided by moving against the weight of the water helps to provide a body-wide proprioceptive activity to help increase body awareness for improved coordination
  • The resistance of the water also helps to improve balance, postural strength, and endurance
  • The playful atmosphere in a community-based setting helps to encourage socialization in a typical recreational environment in a noncompetitive, fun way.
  • The many beneficial qualities of water as a therapy tool provide an environment in which it is possible to address multiple areas of need at once without it seeming like “work” to the child.

Meet Our Dedicated Staff

Our staff understands that each child has unique needs when it comes to therapy services. We provide collaboration throughout the therapy process to help your child achieve their greatest potential.