Aqua Therapy

We provide person-centred aqua therapy services

Our team of Occupational Therapist are combining individualised treatment with the benefits of aqua therapy.

Aqua therapy allows children, young people, and adults to improve strength and flexibility, develop body awareness, manage sensory systems, develop motor planning, and learn how to move muscles in new ways.

Sessions might focus on….

  • Getting ready for swimming lessons
  • Developing early language skills
  • Balance and body awareness
  • Cardiorespiratory endurance
  • Confidence with social interactions and play

…or we are happy to customise a program for you.

Contact our customer service team to enquire

(03) 5975 1500

Swimming Readiness

Swimming and water safety are necessary skills for all children. Swimming pools are noisy, smelly visually stimulating and sometimes overwhelming for children. Many children benefit from 1:1 preparation and support around sensory, motor and/or communication issues before being ready to access mainstream lessons. Our aim is to help children feel comfortable in the pool so the transition to swimming lessons is enjoyable and fun.

Our approach is to embed intervention within purposeful and meaningful activities that actively engage children. Children learn about themselves and the world by playing and exploring a range of environments. Aqua therapy is a perfect forum to work on skills in a play-based, motivating manner. Water play can produce therapeutic benefits for many conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), sensory regulation difficulties, hyperactive children and more.

We are developing programs all the time. Look out for an upcoming social skills group!

What’s the process

We start with a phone consult before booking you in at the pool.

Participating in our aquatic therapy programs entails the same initial assessment and consultation onsite as does our traditional services.  As therapists, we need to goal, plan and assess your child’s abilities and needs to ensure that aqua therapy will address the individual needs of person.

Do you want to join our team?

We are hiring and we would love to hear from you.