Aquatic Exercises

Aquatic exercise is a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Water offers natural resistance, which helps strengthen your muscles. You can even do aquatic exercise if you don't know how to swim.


Why should I choose aquatic exercises me/my child/my dependent?

If you experience pain:
  • Exercises are easier and less painful because the forces on weight-bearing joints are reduced.
  • The warmth of the water helps reduce pain by relaxing tight or spastic muscles and increases blood flow.
If you receive land-based therapy or exercises:
  • Water-based therapy provides a change in routine and introduction of new program that complements land-based therapy.
If you want improved well-being, aquatic exercises:
  • Helps manage stress and anxiety
  • Reduces depression
  • Increases ability to concentrate
  • Develops self-esteem 
There are certainly many benefits to group aquatic exercises, including: affordability, camaraderie, a sense of competition that makes you work harder, etc. but if you have conditions that prevent you from keeping up with the group, there are a lot of benefits in having your own aquatic exercise program:
  • The aquatic exercise program is customized according to your own abilities, your needs and goals, taking into consideration input from your other health providers.
  • Private 1:1 means you get personalized attention.  The instructor is focused on your own needs.  
  • You can provide immediate feedback and the instructor can make the necessary adjustments on the fly.
  • You won't have to try and keep up with the group.
Who benefits from adaptive swim lessons?

People of any age diagnosed with life-long condition/s that include, but not limited to:
  • Apraxia
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)/Stroke
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dyspraxia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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