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Pediatric Aquatic Therapy

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Aquatic Therapy is a fun way to develop your child's motor skills! The unique properties of water enhance therapeutic activities. The use of water in therapy can:

  • Provide a reduced gravity environment to help children explore and practice movements
  • Develop skills they are not yet able to perform on land
  • Provide resistance to active movement through all planes of motion
  • Facilitate gains in strength for all major muscle groups.
  • Increase tactile, vestibular, and proprioceptive input that enhances body awareness and motor learning

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

  • Increase in mobility and range of motion
  • Balance and coordination
  • Increase in trunk stability and postural alignment
  • Perceptual and spatial awareness
  • Muscular strength and endurance
  • Joint mobility
  • Muscle flexibility
  • Head & trunk control
  • Blood supply to muscles
  • Attention span & sensory motor integration
  • Respiratory rate
  • Circulation
  • Symmetry, strength and endurance
  • Decrease in pain
  • Decrease in muscle spasms
  • Decrease in abnormal tone and rigid muscles
  • Decrease in joint compression
  • Stress and tension release
  • The psychological benefits include improved self esteem, confidence, and motivation!

Who are the therapists?
BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy's aquatic therapists are licensed physical and occupational therapists with experience in aquatic pediatric therapy. They have attended aquatic therapy courses, and have received certificates in Water Safety and CPR. They utilize aquatic and landbased techniques, including myofascial release, neuro-developmental treatment, sensory motor integration and functional motor skills in their treatment sessions with children who have orthopedic, neurologic and/or sensory motor challenges.

What do I need to bring to my child’s Aquatic Therapy session?

  • Towels Lock for locker (optional)
  • Bottle of water
  • Water diapers or rubber pants (for incontinence)
  • Non-skid slippers or water shoes

Locations:

  • Rush-Copley Healthplex: 1900 Ogden Avenue Aurora, IL 60504
  • Life Time Fitness: 16333 S La Grange Rd, Orland Park, IL 60467

Great Feedback from Great Families

Our son received physical therapy both in the office and in the pool for his torticollis. While we were incredibly happy to have our son 'graduate,' we were also so sad to say goodbye to our amazing physical therapist. She was dedicated, thorough, and caring; we are so grateful for this positive experience!"

Getting Started With Aquatic Therapy

Still not sure? Learn more about whether your child needs therapy here

See what others have to say...

    review rating 5  My experience with BDI in both the Aurora and Orland location has been incredible. I am a Chicago area Orthotist specializing in pediatrics. I work with many out patient facilities and BDI is always my top recommendation to families looking for services. The therapists are hand chosen for their specific skills, and they are continuously building on their knowledge and equipment. BDI offers children and their families so much, it is truly the full package. Things like aqua therapy, serial casting, and gait clinic are not available at most pediatric facilities. I am speaking not only as a medical professional who works with the therapists and office staff at BDI, but also as a mother who has had their child treated there. From insurance authorization help to complete satisfaction on therapeutic treatment of my child. Thank you BDI for all that you do!

    thumb Gwen Ansier
    12/28/2019

    review rating 5  Highly recommend the infant classes at BDI! The therapists are so knowledgeable and welcoming and as a new mom, I really appreciated having professionals guide me through exercises and problem solving. The cost is definitely manageable and it is a great way to meet other parents.

    thumb Nicole T Engler
    12/29/2019

    review rating 5  My daughter has been going to BDI for years. The therapists and staff there are wonderful! My daughter has made incredible progress over the years, undoubtedly due to the hard work and dedication of her talented therapists. We couldn't be happier with our experience at BDI!

    thumb Brent Hotsinpiller
    9/21/2017