Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is designed to benefit children by working on therapeutic skills in a gravity assisted environment. The pool setting offers a variety of water-based activities that enhance or restore mobility and function in a warm water environment. The therapists are able to utilize the properties of the water to support, assist, and resist movement patterns in order to improve limitations. Aquatic intervention improves strength, range of motion, balance, coordination, circulation, endurance, pulmonary function, enhance sensory feedback and body awareness through the global resistance provided in the water while performing functional activities.



Aquatic therapy through Medical Support Services, Inc. takes place at:

YMCA of Kenosha
7101 53rd St. 
Kenosha, WI 53144


Benefits of Aquatic Therapy: 
· Sensory stimulation
· Relaxation of tight and spastic muscles
· Improved ease of movement
· Improved independence
· Opportunities for success
· Decrease swelling and pain
· Gain strength and endurance
· Reduced stress on the joints
· Increased frequency of repetitions
· Different form of resistance
· Aquatic Therapy is FUN!

Aquatic Therapy can be helpful in managing impairments related but not limited to:
• Cerebral Palsy
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Chronic pain and fatigue
• Autism
• Sensory deficits
• Coordination/motor planning deficits
• Generalized weakness
• Abnormal muscle tone/spasticity
• Decreased balance
• Weight bearing restrictions
• Post-surgical candidates