Ashleigh did a few months of aquatic therapy recently. She really enjoys the water and would probably go every day if we could. Below are a couple of videos we shot:
We have been going to the Drake Center in Cincinnati and they really have a great set-up with their pool. At one end of the pool the floor can be raised level with the surrounding floor so that patients can be wheeled out in a shower wheelchair and then the floor lowered to the desired depth.
The water is in the 96 degree range and the air temperature in the entire pool area and changing rooms is very warm as well. Ashleigh was so relaxed after her swim as it really helped with her high tone. We went to a local Y for a while and while the pool area was warm the dressings rooms were freezing. It was so bad that our PT said it was not worth the increase in tone she was getting and we should stop. At the Drake she stays nice and loose for hours.