The practice originally commenced in 2009, since that time it has grown tremendously and is now situated at 3 centres. Within these centres there is focus on paediatrics and adults with neurological, orthopaedic and chronic pathologies as well as special needs.
The practitioners that attend to the patients are passionate, patient and compassionate. Although there is a huge interest and focus on paediatrics, there is a lot of passion for any neurological, chronic and orthopaedic conditions, and the practitioners attend to adults, as well as babies, toddlers, children and teenagers.
This practice offers land based and hydrotherapy based sessions, as the practitioners are qualified Biokineticists and have international aquatic and hydrotherapy training in WATSU, Hallowick and Bad Ragaz. Usually one modality is chosen, however we may utilise both land and the water sessions in order to provide what is best for the patient.
All sessions are individualised, scientific and evidence-based, and catered specifically to each patient and their related pathology. A huge focus and aim of each sessions is to promote function for the patient and improve daily quality of life. We are not exercise driven, but function driven.
Conditions where exercise on land and in the pool may be beneficial includes, but isn’t limited to:
Children with gross motor deficits
Genetic syndromes (such as Down Syndrome and Rett Syndrome)
General low muscle tone and muscular weakness
Joint pathology and pain
Osteoarthritis in children and adults
Neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, Guillain-Barre and many others.
An initial session is always conducted in order to determine the best way forward for each person.
Thereafter, everything is discussed with the patient and if need be, the referring practitioners. Moving forward, the Biokineticist in conjunction with the patient determines the type of sessions (land, hydrotherapy or both), the duration of the session and the frequency per week or month. Sessions may be 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes and the frequency may be once to three times a week.