Aquatic therapy is combining the therapeutic properties of water with traditional therapy techniques to achieve a greater functional level in gross motor and/or fine motor skills. Aquatic therapy is a compliment to land based therapies and is part of a complete therapy program. For optimal carryover into functional skills, it is important that children participate in land therapy as well.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
- Improved gross and fine motor skills
- Increased balance and coordination
- Increased confidence/self-esteem
- Decreased stress/emotional state
- Increased circulation
- Increased strength
- Increased sensory input, feedback, and proprioception
- Decreased effect of gravity = increased freedom of movement
- Decreased tone and relaxation of tight muscles
Aquatic therapy can benefit a large range of diagnoses including but not limited to:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Delayed Motor Skills
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Neurological Disorders
- Sensory integration Dysfunction
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Coordination disorder
The majority of insurance companies cover aquatic therapy. Patients are responsible for any co-insurance, co-payment or deductible. The visit counts as a physical therapy visit. Call your insurance company for coverage details. The aquatic therapy billing code is 97113.
Aquatic Therapy Fee
There is a small non-refundable aquatic therapy fee to cover expenses including pool rental fees at the YMCA. To be placed on the schedule, this fee is to be paid to ABC in full 2 weeks prior to the start of each 3 month session.
2 Locations ABC Provides Aquatic Therapy
Fairfield Family YMCA
5220 Bibury Rd
Fairfield, OH 45014
Gold Fish Swim School - Dayton
671 Lyons Road Dayton, OH 45459
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