Aquatic therapy involves utilizing water to achieve therapy goals. Water can be an excellent environment for patients who have difficulty with weight bearing activities due to physical disability. The hydrostatic pressure exerted by water is another reason aquatic therapy can be beneficial. When patients are almost completely submerged in water, blood circulation improves drastically. This can facilitate decreased swelling in the lower extremities of the body. Other beneficial attributes associated with water therapy include, increased range of motion, improved balance and coordination, normalization of muscle tone, protection of joints during exercise, and reduction of stress.
All iBrain students are accompanied by a licensed and CPR certified Therapist and an additional Staff Personnel for safety (2 Adults to 1 student). A lifeguard is on duty during all aquatic activity as well.
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