Hydrotherapy

  • Posted on May 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

As has been the case for the last 15 years since being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Maddie has been constantly having physiotherapy, there have been others like speech and occupational therapies, but this has been the one she has needed the most.  She has complemented physio with Hydrotherapy on and off as we could manage it for a number of years now.  We’ve now found a really good therapist by the name of Michael from Gateway Physiotherapy and she’s been going regularly once a week now during the warm months.

Just being in a pool helps but combining this with the warmth of the water at upwards of 300C there are so many more benefits.  It helps to reduce the tone in her muscles, helps with balance and posture, muscle strength, breathing control and weight bearing to improve bone density.  She works really hard during these sessions but at the same time she has a good time.

You know what they say about pictures so here’s a few thousand words…

Stepping with Michael

Kick those legs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balancing with Alex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolling on the mat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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