Next year we intend to offer Hydrotherapy at Kites. A big step towards us achieving this goal is having qualified people to deliver it safely.
Recently, three of our team were trained in Hydrotherapy rescue by the Royal Life Saving Society (link opens in new window). They are now qualified in Hydrotherapy rescue in readiness for it to be offered in 2021.
What is hydrotherapy?
Put simply, Hydrotherapy is exercise in water. And it has many benefits.
What are the benefits?
Hydrotherapy promotes physical exercise and wellbeing to:
- Alleviate pain
- Strengthen muscles
- Relax muscles
- Increase joint flexibility
- Improve circulation
Hydrotherapy for kids
Hydrotherapy is beneficial for kids with muscle weakness. It is good for kids who experience muscle pain, have difficulty walking or who are unable to walk. It’s also good for kids with low muscle tone (floppy muscles) who get tired easily exercising on land.
It helps to relax tight muscles, particularly as it is usually done in a warm pool.
Best of all, it is fun and helps motivate kids.
Why choose hydrotherapy over land-based exercise?
Water naturally helps to relieve any pain or discomfort and reduces stress on joints. It means you can participate in a wider variety of exercise to increase muscle strength and physical function.
The resistance of the water during movement better strengthens muscles and the buoyancy provides better support.
How will it be delivered at Kites?
Hydrotherapy will be delivered by registered physiotherapists, with some help from therapy assistants.
It can be done one-to-one or in small groups of 2-6 children. Parents and support workers can also get in the pool and be trained to do Hydrotherapy with their children.
Want to find out more?
If you’d like to know more, give us a call on (03) 6245 9232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.