FUNctional Aquatics Services include therapy in a safe, accessible and fully equipped aquatic therapy treatment center. Our well-maintained facility is equipped with a variety of state of the art therapeutic, exercise, sensory, and aquatic amenities to meet our diverse clients’ needs. We provide skilled occupational and physical therapy services both on land and within the aquatic environment year-round that enhance our clients’ health and wellbeing in everyday life.
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Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages, through a holistic perspective, to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
- Functional life skills development (Self-care activities of daily living, Home management, Instrumental activities of daily living, compensatory training and safety procedures)
- Therapeutic exercise for development of strength, endurance, coordination, control of extremities, dexterity, range of motion, and flexibility.
- Purposeful therapeutic activities to improve sensory processing, cardio-respiratory function, muscle tone, and Functional mobility
- Development of lifetime leisure skills
Physical therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness-and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles
- Neuro-muscular re-education
- Functional training and gait training
- Manual therapies to increase structural alignment for increased Functional movement
There Are More than 5 Senses…
What is Sensory Integration? Sensory integration is the process by which we receive information through our senses, organize this information, and use it to participate in everyday activities.
Most people are familiar with five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. However, we also receive input through two additional senses:
- The vestibular sense, or movement and balance sense, gives us information about where our head and body are in space. It allows us to stay up right while we sit, stand, and walk.
- Proprioception, or body awareness sense, tells us where our body parts are relative to each other. It also gives us information about how much force to use in certain activities, allowing us to crack open an egg without crushing it in our hands.