“Since Karen has been going to Functional Aquatics I have witnessed tremendous growth. She is more attentive to details, she is problem solving simple tasks, she can make choices, and her verbal skills have increased enormously. She loves going to therapy every week.”
-Margaret McNatt, Sub-care Provider
"My daughter has made amazing gains since she has been going to Functional Aquatics. Annette's energetic and positive approach makes her OT work fun. Chris's patient persistence helps April push herself to accomplish more and more. The building is clean and well maintained, and my daughter loves being in the pool. Thanks."
-Sent from the luckiest gal around
“I like that different interventions are used to help my child. She loves to attend her sessions and though she is playing she is also learning the skills to become more expressive.”
"Two years ago I was given the name of FUNctional Aquatics as an occupational therapy option for my son. We had huge concerns he could not focus in the classroom, was hitting other students, and had no concept of personal boundaries. I am amazed at the progress he has made working with this program. He has been able self regulate during school and at home. Annette Hashimoto has been willing to go to my son's school and speak with his teacher on tools she can use to assist him in the classroom. There is constant open communication about what we can do to help with his therapy and expectations set. I could not be more grateful to Annette and the staff."
-Ms. Elisa Machtinger
"I'm a surrogate care provider for individual with special needs; she has been attending functional aquatics for over a year… At functional aquatics, they had no problems in figuring out the program for my individual, she truly enjoys her program every week and is willing to do what is asked of her…what a blessing this pool has been for her. About 4 months ago I registered my grandson to this pool and the care and understanding he has been getting is above and beyond…his assigned OT stepped out for a while, but I spoke to the owner and explained that my grandson needs to continue his therapy, if she can pair him up right away with another therapist, she said give me a week. Well, she called back in 5 minutes and said he is set up. I was ever so grateful for their attention to my grandson...I know he doesn’t want to miss a singe day with his OT. This placement / establishment is a God send...thank you functional aquatics for all you do. All your hard work is very appreciated."
"My daughter has been a swimming client @ Functional Aquatics for about a year & 1/2 now. The environment is so welcoming & friendly--from the seasonally decorated tree in the front to the newly remodeled bathrooms. The pool is always clean & warm with many fun toys & activities. All the staff is very caring, patient, thorough & attentive to their clients. There are rooms with other up-to-date equipment to help with OT exercises & with Living Skills & there's even a PT room. I would wholeheartedly recommend Functional Aquatics to people who are looking for a therapy-based atmosphere with a special touch for their loved one with special needs."