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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

Getting Started With Aquatic Therapy

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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!"

See what others have to say...

    review rating 5  I think BDI Playhouse is amazing! I've been going there since I was in 3rd grade and now I'm in 9th grade. Mrs. Jessica and Mrs. Maggie are the best people to work with and they are so nice and awesome! It's fun to hang around with them! If any of your children need help or support, BDI is the best place to go to. The front office staff are nice. Ms. Sue and Ms.Myrna always have a smile when you come in. - Sofia M. (15)

    thumb Sinikka Mondini
    2/27/2020

    review rating 5  We love BDI, and we love our daughter’s wonderful speech therapist Jess K. She is so knowledgeable and is also a great listener and is very intuitive. Jess is one of our daughter’s favorite people and she runs to therapy each session smiling and singing her name. We have been seeing Jess for over 1.5 years. Jess comes up with creative ways to elicit the speech sounds we need to work on, she provides easy homework and at home ideas to practice at home and really cares about knowing our whole family, not just our daughter. We have built a great working relationship and I am so grateful to have her working with us! The gym and facility at BDI is wonderful. I love that our daughter can play and wiggle and be active while she does her speech - it is motivating and fun. It also gives her the chance to be social and work on speaking to other kids. All the staff, particularly Sherry, Ruby and Sue are helpful and compassionate which is important when dealing with tricky matters in insurance and billing. Thanks to everyone at BDI for being caring and bringing your best effort each time to come.

    thumb Gracia Livie
    2/12/2020

    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