PEDIATRIC

PediatricThe fully adjustable floor in the HydroWorx 2000 and 1200 Series therapy pools makes it extremely easy to treat children. The depth of water can be adjusted at any depth between 0 and 6 ft, so children of all sizes can benefit from the sensory stimulation that comes from exercising in warm water.

The warm water helps children relax as they do fun pediatric pool therapy activities for rehabilitation and strengthening. HydroWorx's underwater treadmill moves at any speed between 0 and 8.5 mph and increases in .2 mph increments to ensure the appropriate speed for crab walking, crawling, walking and running.

Pediatric pool therapists can also drop the floor to allow for complete weightlessness with flotation belts or balance rings. Use the resistance jets to facilitate swimming exercises and/or increase resistance for protocols. Resistance jets can also be used to enhance proprioception and balance activities.

Pediatric therapists know getting children to stick to an exercise routine can be difficult. The HydroWorx 1200 and 2000 series pools, combined with appropriate pediatric aquatic therapy equipment, makes exercising with children easy.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Pediatric Patients:

  • Relaxation
  • Increases joint movement
  • Pain relief
  • Enhanced mobility
  • Improve flexibility
  • Mobility and strength


Additional Videos

Tactile Defensiveness

Helen is a little girl with Down syndrome who has tactile defensiveness and sensory processing issues. Julie Mortenson, an occupational therapist at Children's Hospital in St. Paul, MN describes that Helen's mouth, the palms of her hands, and the soles of her feet do not process tactile stimulation normally; even gentle contact causes her pain. As a result, she had been easily distracted if these areas were touched. Through a teaching and acclimation process in a HydroWorx pool for pediatric aquatic therapy, Helen has made dramatic progress in cognitive tasks and following directions.

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Fibromyalgia

Physical Therapist Cindy Jarosch discusses the pediatric aquatic therapy of Amber, a young lady with fibromyalgia. This chronic condition causes her legs, upper neck, and hands to be very tight and stiff. Amber's mother is also a fibromyalgia sufferer, and she found that her daily pain and stiffness has been most manageable while utilizing warm water for exercise and rehabilitation.

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To find out more about how our pools can benefit pediatric patients contact us.