Water offers a unique therapeutic environment when working with Children with Special Needs.
With Aqua Therapy we are working 3 dimensionally with an invisible plinth. The body is fully supported yet we have access to every part.
This environment is created because of the unique hydrodynamic and thermal properties of water. The aims of hydrotherapy should always reflect the aims of land based interventions.
However, aquatherapy may be beneficial when other approaches have failed. The Play Project has a big therapy pool with various depths .Aquatherapy is always done on a one to one basis. To secure safety and enhance progress.
Every one regardless of their physical ability/ level can be both assisted and challenged by being in the water.
The Unique properties of the water allow children to work on developmental skills such as crawling, walking, rolling and jumping.
Buoyancy can assist, support or resist, depending on the therapy goal. The child who likes his bath and has had positive experiences in the pool will be highly motivated to learn in the aquatic environment.
Motor planning, self-regulation, speech, oral motor control, strength and coordination are just a few areas that are likely to improve as a result of therapy in the water.