Aquatic therapy is a way to increase the child’s motor skills, coordination, flexibility, strength, communication and social skills using the therapeutic properties of water. The Britain Center has an on-site therapy pool, and employs five aquatic therapists.
The water provides the opportunity for the child to develop improved sensory processing skills, improved motor control and improved breath control. It is a very therapeutic environment that is motivating for the child, the parent and the therapist.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
Improves balance, coordination, self-confidence, social and communication skills, breath control, speech and language skills, organizational skills, postural control and range of motion; increases strength, endurance and muscle tone; and promotes lifelong fitness.
Aqua therapy greatly benefits children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Sensory Integration Disorder, Developmental Delay and Spina Bifida.
The Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center is located in the Life Dynamics Building on the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Campus, 9120 W. 75th Street. For more information, contact us via phone at 913-676-2253