St. Mary’s Aquatic Therapy program uses the relieving, low-impact environment of water to help young patients achieve their health and rehabilitation goals. Aquatic therapy has proven to benefit children with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions as well as children recovering from major surgeries or traumatic injuries.
Leveraging the physical properties of water, aquatic therapy provides a primarily non-weight-bearing activity, enabling children with varying levels of mobility to move more freely. Water therapy can help patients improve muscle tone, elevate endurance and cardiovascular efficiency, and increase circulation, balance, and coordination.
For the children of St. Mary’s, water therapy sessions are a well-balanced mix of specialized treatment and wholesome fun. Children work one-on-one with an aquatic therapist who is specially trained in techniques to maximize their functional independence.
Water therapy activities are conducted in the RGL Group Aquatic Therapy Center at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children.