If you’re the parent of a child with a Neuromuscular Disorder (NMD), you know first hand how challenging it can be to find a therapy that works for both you and your little nugget. Maybe you’ve heard of hydrotherapy for children before, but never thought it was feasible. Or perhaps it’s a new idea you’re now considering. Either way, you can experience life-changing benefits when you have your very own hot tub at your convenience.
Hydrotherapy for Children
Believe it or not, using a hot tub like a HotSpring® spa for hydrotherapy can help children living with a variety of conditions like:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down’s Syndrome
- Respiratory Conditions
- Spina Bifida
- Head Injuries
- Gait Problems
- And many other NMD conditions
Warm water, plus jetted massage therapy, can help manage pain and decrease both mental and physical stress. The water’s buoyancy will also allow your child to perform their physical therapy in a calm environment, allowing them to stretch, complete their range of motion exercises, and improve their balance.
Is it Safe?
All water activities have safety considerations, but as long as your child is properly supervised, hydrotherapy is actually superior to doing therapy on dry land. Without the fear of falling, plus, with the muscle and joint support from the water, children may be able to do more of their prescribed physical therapy than ever before.
Sometimes PT can be especially stressful for children who’ve had a negative experience with doctors or therapists. This usually happens when their exercises involve pain. By letting your child do their work in a familiar environment, like their own backyard, it can help them feel more relaxed. Also, try playing games or spend time relaxing in the hot tub separate from therapy. This can really encourage your shining star to keep a positive outlook when it comes to spa sessions. Of course, always talk with your doctors and therapists before modifying treatment plans.
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