Aquatic Therapy 

Performing rehabilitation activities in an aquatic environment has proven to help patients obtain strength and skills that may be difficult to achieve on land. We are able to utilize the principles of buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and water viscosity to develop balance, strength, endurance, and postural control. Research also shows that improvements are possible in pain reduction, edema, coordination, sensory integration, motor planning and psychosocial skills.

The Aquatic Therapy for Children program is designed for children from ages 0-18 who require physical or occupational therapy.

Dates and Location

Aquatic Therapy for Children is scheduled from 2:30 - 5 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons at:

Riverside YMCA
221 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202

This program is not designed to teach swimming skills.

Central Registration

To schedule your child's first appointment, please call 904.202.1884

A referral form (PDF), completed by your child's physician, is required.

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