Our mission is to nurture the human body and spirit of those who are health challenged. We know what it’s like to have loved ones who require life-long care and we are impassioned to help you.
Our staff are all highly trained in the various techniques of aquatic therapy as well as expertise in working with clients with anxiety, physical, sensory, communication or behavior challenges.
Our services complement your existing therapies and treatment. We help people of all ages with sensory, developmental, neurological, physical or other health challenges.
We work with parents, caregivers, teachers, medical providers and other professionals in charge of your care to ensure a cohesive treatment plan.
Here at Nurturing Water Therapies we believe that learning basic water safety and swim techniques is an essential life skill, especially for kids on the Autism Spectrum. Unfortunately, the leading cause of death for kids on the Autism Spectrum is drowning, and it can be prevented.
Our one-on-one adaptive swim lessons use techniques that place emphasis on swimming skills modified or adapted to accommodate individual abilities, needs, and goals, regardless of their age. Our lessons are created for, but not limited to, those with anxiety, physical, sensory, communication or behavior challenges.
While we do not accept insurance, our fees are at least 50% less than those of physical and occupational therapists’. If you have limited financial resources, visit our Resources page for grants or funding for adaptive swim lessons, aquatic exercises and aquatic therapy.
$55 for a 25 minute session
$75 for a 40 minute session
$95 for a 55 minute session
Discounted rates for sibling and additional sessions per week. For more information please call the office at 425-429-6706
Our aquatic programs complement your therapists’ and other medical providers’ treatment plans. For those in chronic pain, the water’s buoyancy supports the body’s weight, reducing stress on the joints and minimizing pain. Exercising in the water also increases circulation and improves range of motion. The water’s resistance also helps build muscle strength and flexibility.
Water has unique properties that make performing therapy activities either easier or more challenging, depending on the need. When in water, the body only has to support 10 percent of its weight. Being in the water allows you to safely exercise without fear of falling.
For children experiencing difficulty with sensory behavior, motor planning and social interaction, we use specially designed techniques and equipment. Our private sessions allow the instructor to adjust the pace of each lesson to better fit the child’s individual abilities.
You do not need to know how to swim to be able to do aquatic exercises or aquatic therapy. If you want to learn to swim, we can teach you. For children with special needs, we assess their swimming abilities during the first session and develop an individualized swim lesson plan.
We offer a lower cost alternative therapeutic option if your insurance does not cover physical or occupational therapy. You can utilize your Flexible Spending Account to pay for our services.
From an early child I grew up alongside the pool. As a child I couldn’t get enough of the water. I joined dive teams, swim teams, synchronized swim teams, swim camps and at age 15 got my lifeguard training certification.
With medical developments improving by leaps and bounds each day, our life expectancy is also on the rise. Today, the leading cause of death for adults over 65 has shifted from acute illness and infectious disease to chronic conditions and degenerative illnesses.
A while back I received a call from another aquatic therapist. A seven-year-old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) fled from his home. His house was usually bolted to keep him from escaping, but on that day, before anyone could stop him, he took off.