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Aquatic Therapy

Due to the current covid-19 pandemic, community based therapy programs have been placed on hold.  We do not currently have any openings in our Aquatic Therapy program.  Please check back in late summer for further updates on program availability. Thank you.

Exercise in water can be used to strengthen weak muscles, relax tight muscles and improve body awareness, coordination and control of movement for daily tasks.  Using the physical properties of water, our physical and occupational therapists work to improve the body’s function.  Our comprehensive Aquatic Therapy program allows the choice of multiple locations and schedules.

Who Can Benefit?

Infants and toddlers can begin early to work on trunk and head control, functional movements and even advanced gross motor skills in a buoyancy-supported, natural community environment.  School-age children can use a new environment to increase maturation and keep strengthening muscles during growth spurts.  Adolescents work with the partial body weight, supported by water at varying depths, to transition functional independence into daily skills.  Post-Surgery Aquatic Therapy can also help weak limbs to move.

  • Early Intervention- begin early with work on trunk and head control, functional movements, even advanced gross motor skills in a buoyancy-supported, natural community environment.
  • Post-Surgical Cases- get weak limbs moving sooner after surgery and develop new patterns of movement for improved functional outcomes.
  • School-age Children- use a new environment to increase motivation and keep strengthening during growth spurts.
  • Adolescents- work with the partial body weight support of water at varying depths to transition functional independence into land-based skills.
  • All Ages- The water can be a calming and organizing environment that may help increase attention and functional interactions.

Why Begin Here?

Our highly experienced Aquatic Therapy team consists of physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants and therapy aides.  At Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley, we routinely host and attend continuing education courses in the study of Aquatic Therapy and make it our priority to blend newly learned techniques with our knowledge of effective strategies in and out of the pool.  We are focused on your child’s functional daily goals, and use aquatic treatment to help him or her to achieve them.

How Do I Get Started?

Getting started is easy! Contact our Intake Coordinator Angela at 630.261.6246 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.

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