Access Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Psychology Services

515 Moe Road Clifton Park, New York 12065  •  Tel. (518) 280-4294  •  Fax (518) 280-4297

Pool Therapy

Pool Therapy


Aquatic or pool therapy combines the benefits of occupational and physical therapy with the advantages of gravity reduced exercise in a warm-water environment (92-94 degrees). The water creates buoyancy reducing the effects of gravity and body weight by up to 90 percent. This allows children to move more freely. The water also creates resistance to improve strength and balance. Physical and Occupational Therapists will use the effects of the pool and adapt their treatment approach to meet the individual needs of each child. The water can decrease muscle stiffness and improve strength, and endurance. Aquatic therapy will reduce muscle spasms, guarding, and pain. These are only a few of the benefits of aquatic therapy addressed while improving skills and function for each child.