Pediatric Water Therapy
Your rehabilitation team may recommend therapy for your child in Mary Free Bed’s therapeutic pool. Pediatric water therapy is ideal for multiple reasons – the warm temperature combined with the buoyancy provided by the water decreases gravitational forces on your child's body so they can move easier; helps muscles relax so they can experience greater range of motion, and increases circulation.
The pool is a safe environment to work on increasing muscle strength and flexibility and performing tasks that may not yet be possible to do on land.
Recreational therapists are also able to provide swim evaluations and teach water safety and adapted swimming techniques.