OT's and PT's may have training in aquatherapy. You may find some in your
area that are trained in therapeutic swimming. Therapeutic recreation
therapists or Adaptive PE teachers would be a good place to start. People
with these skills are trained to help people find recreational and active
pursuits. The head instructor at your pool may know. It may take some
finding out to find someone. Some local rec departments have people on
staff. If you find something to support her head in the water you may find
she is less resistant to being on her back.
Beth T. the OT
From: St. John's University Cerebral Palsy List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Jason Kruse PA
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002 12:33 PM
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Subject: Re: Swimming with hemiplegia
Yes she can roll over just fine on land AND water.
Actually she has a strong roll over from back to front
in the water. She is fairly resistant to floating on
her back however. She puts up quite a comotion but
sometimes she lets me put her there and I soothe her
by talking calmly and she relaxes but for the most
part she doesn't like it much. You make a great point
about adaptive swimming. Is this something that a
PT/OT would know about? Or maybe the head instructor
at the pool who runs the lessons might know!