Hydrotherapy

Frederick Holmes School has a wonderful Hydrotherapy pool. It is made available for all the pupils and students and it is time tabled into their classroom routine on a weekly basis.

Here at Frederick Holmes School, we use the Halliwick Method to teach our pupils and students to swim. This means we use no floatation aids and every swimmer has a 1:1 helper in the pool. Halliwick is all about “water happiness” and teaching through songs and games.

Having access to a hydrotherapy pool is very beneficial for our swimmers. They benefit from being in the pool in many different ways:

  • People with restricted movement experience an increased mobility
  • People with muscular weakness experience an increase in strength
  • People with unwanted movement find the impedance of water helps them gain control
  • People with multiple and profound disabilities benefit from the multi sensory stimulation experienced through a Halliwick session.

 

Whatever the needs of the swimmer, Halliwick and the hydro pool offers something to everyone.

We have a Swimming Co-ordinator here at Frederick Holmes School who is a fully qualified swimming teacher, ASA Level 2, a Halliwick Instructor and has gained the Level 1 in WATSU, which is a relaxation therapy in the water.

We also have Teaching Assistants who are based solely in the hydro pool area, two of whom have attended a Foundation Halliwick Course and achieved their Green Badge. The Teaching Assistants based in the classroom are also up-to-date with the Halliwick Method, with a couple of them also attending the Foundation course.

You can contact our Swimming Co-ordinator at school on 01482 804766 (Reception) for any queries or concerns you may have.

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