Individual (1:1) aquatic therapy
Individual aquatic therapy provides opportunities for children and young people to improve their movement skills, manage sensory behaviours, and develop swimming and water safety skills.
Our individual aquatic therapy program is a 1:1 with your child and one of our therapists. These 30-minute sessions run on Saturdays between 8.15am – 12.15pm at our Novita Regency Park pool. Spots available so call us on 1300 668 482 or Contact Us to book!
Baby and Toddlers
Tadpoles – Early learning program
A fun and interactive group for children aged up to 4 years old.
Parents/carers will be supported to learn how to use water based activities to support the development of their child’s movement skills. These activities also include opportunities to practice communication, play and social skills in the water.
The group is led by aquatic therapists (Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and/or Speech Pathologist)
Preschool and school age
Octopus – Individual sensory motor program
This program is for children with Autism and other sensory disorders where the child’s goals are more related to their sensory behaviours.
An experienced therapist uses a sensory motor approach to improve a child’s ability to interpret and use sensory input. The sensory properties of the aquatic environment are ideal for this approach.
Starfish – Individual motor skill development
Starfish is for children with delayed or limited movement skills whose goals are related to development of movement skills
Exercise in water is fun for all children and for those children with delayed or limited movement skills it provides a great medium to work in to achieve mobility goals. An experienced therapist uses the properties of water to work towards the development of movement skills and introduce water safety skills.
Sea Dragons – Individual therapeutic therapy program
Sea dragons is for kids, adolescents and young adults with significant limitations of movement
For the child, adolescent and young adults with a physical disability and/or limited ability to move, being in the water provides them with greater freedom of movement that they may not otherwise have. This individual aquatic therapy program, led by an aquatic therapist, provides ongoing opportunities to continue to explore, improve and/or maintain movement abilities. Freedom of movement in the water may also help to address pain and discomfort issues.
Working towards swimming
Dolphins – Group transition program, working towards swimming
Dolphins is for kids who want to transition to community-based swimming lessons.
Exercise in the water is fun with other children – this program supports children and adolescents to continue to develop and build on their mobility and water safety and introduce basic swimming skills. This group will be led by an experienced therapist and/or allied health assistant.
Sea-Lions – Individual transition program, working towards swimming
Sea Lions is for kids whose goals are to learn to swim but do not yet have the ability to participate in community-based swimming lessons
An experienced therapist or swim instructor provides this transitional program. The aim of this program is for the child to develop confidence and water skills to be ready to move onto swimming lessons.
ConnectABILITY – Connection to community swimming
ConnectABILITY is for children ready for community-based swimming programs and/or keen to be involved in competitive swimming. A recreation officer will work with children and young people to provide assistance to help find the most suitable community swim program for your child.
Pathways may range from your local swimming centre to competition swimming including classification to build our future Paralympians, school sport, local club events, state and national swimming events.
Call us on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) to discuss which group would best suit your child.