Aquatic Therapy


The ability of water to float your body, or buoyancy, can help your child move their body when it is difficult to move on land. Strength is improved by moving against the resistance of the dense water.

Pool therapy can also improve breathing, endurance, and posture.

Deep, warm pressure from the swimming pool can decrease muscle stiffness or spasticity, and calm a child with sensory integration deficits.

MOSAIC is pleased to provide an aquatic physical and occupational therapy program at the Bellevue Aquatic Center.

Diagnoses frequently treated include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Sensory integration
  • Autism
  • Developmental delay
  • Down syndrome
  • Genetic disorders
  • Rett syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury and orthopedic injuries
Aquatic Occupational Therapy Aquatic Physical Therapy
    With an occupational therapist, your child can work to improve:
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-regulation
  • Executive Functioning (plan, organize, and complete a task with multiple steps)
  • Problem Solving
  • Safety Awareness and impulse control
  • Fine and gross motor skill development
  • Motor planning
  • Oral motor control
  • Body Awareness
    A physical therapist will work with your child to improve:
  • Muscle tone
  • Strength and Flexibility
  • Posture
  • Breathing
  • Independent mobility
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Gross motor skill development
  • Endurance