Group Sessions Group sessions are the most affordable way of accessing water based therapy interventions. I am able to provide advice to clients and carers regarding safe access, and appropriate manual handling, as well as tips on gentle exercises where relevant.
Despite being in a 'group' setting, I appreciate that every client has individual needs and goals and therefore aim to provide a small amount of one-to-one contact for each client attending. The benefits for clients include social contact, a chance to access a hydrotherapy pool under the guidance of an experienced therapist, and as already mentioned affordability. I provide these sessions on a weekly basis and employ techniques taken from Halliwick, Ai Chi, and Watsu.
One-to-one Sessions Individual sessions are priced slightly higher. During these I can focus upon deep stretching, massage, relaxation, pain relief and reduction in high tone and spasticity. Sessions usually last up to an hour, and during this time, the client will receive my full attention, and assistance where necessary with any manual handling issues. These individual sessions enable me tailor aquatic therapy to the specific needs of my clients, providing intense and high quality intervention, with the identification of and focus upon specific client-centred goals. I take inspiration for these sessions from techniques such as Bad Ragaz Ring Method, Halliwick and Watsu. Consultation I offer consultation services on various issues relating to Aquatic Therapy including:
Safe access and evacuation to/from the pool
Manual handling in the pool environment
Swimming for people with disabilities
Aids and adaptations to enable access to pool activities
Overcoming anxiety re: water
Gaining confidence in motor skills post trauma (using the pool)
Fine and Gross motor activities in water
Using the pool environment to meet sensory processing needs
Risk assessment re: access to 'swimming'
Enhancing functional skills (in activities of daily living) via use of the pool
Fees Fees differ depending upon the type of service you require, the needs of the client, and the number of sessions desired. Please drop me a line via my contact page to make an enquiry and we can organise a session that suits your needs and budget.