Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy

Call or Visit Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation in Charleston, SC for more information!

Aquatic therapy is treatment performed in the water by qualified occupational, physical, and speech therapists. Specific elements of the water and clinically based techniques create an optimal environment for children to enhance their development in areas such as: motor planning, sensory processing, self-regulation, coordination, core strength,attention span, endurance, and range of motion.Sea Stars is Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation's aquatic therapy program that was developed specifically for children who are challenged by neurological and physical deficits. This program provides a motivational approach for children to reach their highest level of independence while having fun! We believe that building children's self-esteem and self-confidence is the foundation to learning new skills.

How do I know my child will be an appropriate candidate for Sea Stars?

Contact Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation via email or phone to schedule a screening for your child with a licensed therapist, to determine the need for aquatic therapy services. Criteria for initial and ongoing aquatic therapy includes: appropriate need, attendance, insurance authorization/reimbursement, and availability.

Where are your pools located?

Currently, we provide aquatic therapy services in West Ashley. Please call either of our offices or speak with your child's therapist to learn more about our pool availability and schedule.

When are your sessions held?

Therapy sessions are held on a weekly basis at various times. Our intent is to provide services at a time and location that works best with you and your child's schedule.

How do I schedule a session?

Your child's assigned therapist will have our office staff contact you to schedule therapy sessions.

Are your sessions private or group?

Sea Stars will consist of both private and/or group sessions. Generally, children will participate in individual treatment sessions.

Is aquatic therapy covered under health insurance?

We will bill for services as Occupational, Physical, or Speech Therapy treatment, dependent on which therapist provides treatment. Please check with your insurance provider or our office staff to determine what services are covered.

Does my child need to be a current patient at Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation to be seen for aquatic therapy?

Your child does not need to be a current patient at our clinic to be seen for aquatic therapy. If you are interested in joining our Sea Stars family, please email us at