The aquatic therapy program at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children uses the relieving, low-impact environment of water to help young patients achieve their health and rehabilitation goals. Aqua therapy has proven to benefit children with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions as well as those recovering from major surgeries or traumatic injuries.
Leveraging the physical properties of water, aqua therapy provides a primarily non-weight-bearing activity, enabling children with varying levels of mobility to move more freely. Water therapy can help patients improve muscle tone, elevate endurance and cardiovascular efficiency, and increase circulation, balance and coordination.
For the children and young adults of St. Mary’s, water therapy sessions are a well-balanced mix of specialized treatment and wholesome fun. Patients work one-on-one with an aquatic physical therapist who is specially trained in techniques to maximize their functional independence.
St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
29-01 216th Street
Bayside, NY 11360