Aquatic Program

The St. Croix Therapy staff is fully trained and comfortable working with the medically fragile or complex client and terminally ill client. We are able to work with clients with: seizures, gastrostomy tubes, tracheotomies, stomas, aspirations risks and supplemental oxygen.

The aquatic environment is one of the most appropriate mediums to provide direct and critical benefits which include: pain management, assistance and improvement with breathing and generalized muscle relaxation to aide in improving sleep and daily functioning.

Chronic Conditions that benefit from the aquatic program include:

  • Autism
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenisis Imperfecta
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • TBI / Stroke
  • Post Orthopedic Surgeries

Benefits to the Aquatic Program

  • Improve strength and mobility
  • Decrease abnormal tone
  • Improve sensory processing
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Provide a calming environment
  • Improve body awareness
  • Improve respiration and endurance
  • Improve speech and language
  • Increase muscle relaxation
  • Decrease pain
  • Fun and social interaction
  • Increase movement