Aqua Therapy

At Iris House, we are delighted to offer two exceptional therapeutic programs: adaptive surf and heated pool aqua therapy. These activities play a vital role in the well-being and development of the children we serve. Adaptive surf therapy allows our children to experience the exhilaration and freedom of riding waves, while heated pool aqua therapy provides a soothing and supportive environment for their physical and emotional growth.

Adaptive surf therapy provides an extraordinary opportunity for our children to engage in a thrilling and empowering water sport. Riding waves not only enhances their physical strength, balance, and coordination but also fosters a sense of achievement and independence. The feeling of conquering the ocean’s powerful force builds resilience and self-confidence, empowering our children to overcome their own personal challenges with a newfound sense of courage.

Our heated pool aqua therapy (the pool is kindly provided by St Joseph’s at no charge) offers a warm and therapeutic environment where children can engage in exercises that promote muscle relaxation, flexibility, and improved range of motion. The buoyancy of water reduces the impact on joints, making it an ideal medium for rehabilitation and physical therapy. The warm water also provides sensory stimulation and a calming effect, alleviating stress and anxiety. Through aqua therapy, children can experience pain relief, improved mobility, and enhanced overall well-being.

Both adaptive surf and heated pool aqua therapy have a profound impact on the children we serve. These activities provide them with unique opportunities to explore their abilities, conquer fears, and build essential life skills. The joy, excitement, and sense of accomplishment derived from these experiences create lasting memories and contribute to their emotional and psychological growth.

At Iris House, we believe in the transformative power of these therapeutic programs. By offering adaptive surf and heated pool aqua therapy, we not only support physical development but also encourage social interaction, boost self-esteem, and foster a sense of belonging. Through these activities, our children are given the opportunity to embrace their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.