Water therapy – swimming pool in the Rehabilitation Centre Neuron Male Gacno

In the premises of the Rehabilitation Centre Neuron – Małe Gacno there is a water area consisting of a rehabilitation pool, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a hydrotherapy room – a one-person bathtub and a whirlpool for lower limbs. Patients of our centre have the possibility to take advantage of water activities – pool or hydrotherapy classes during a rehabilitation stay or in the form of outpatient treatments. Water is an excellent environment for therapies and exercises. Due to its properties, it has a relaxing effect on the muscles and at the same time, thanks to the resistance it causes, it allows specific muscle groups to be strengthened with appropriately selected exercises. Immersing the body in water has a strong impact on the nervous system, which has many positive effects. Water has a positive effect on joint mobility and the patient’s mental state; in a water environment, the patient becomes more independent.

Indications for water activities:

  • MPD – cerebral palsy
  • Conditions after strokes and craniocerebral injuries
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Spinal and spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Meningo-spinal hernia
  • Postural defects
  • Dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system
  • Various types of sensory hypersensitivity and sensory integration disorders
  • Autism, Asperger’s syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Other neurological disorders
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Water therapy takes place in the pool of the Neuron Małe Gacno rehabilitation centre under the supervision of experienced and qualified therapists who have completed, among other things, courses in the Halliwick concept.

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The Halliwick concept

Is a way of teaching participation in water activities, independent movement in water and swimming to all people, with special attention paid to those with physical difficulties. The concept is used in many countries around the world and is particularly valued by therapists as one form of comprehensive rehabilitation for children and adults with various disabilities. The main aim of this method is to teach safe and free movement and movement in water, which is achieved by teaching control of head movements, breathing and balance in water.

Exercising in the pool contributes to:

  • reducing muscle spasms
  • increase the range of movement in your joints
  • improving overall fitness
  • improving coordination
  • strengthening muscle strength

Contraindications to water activities are:

  • Open wounds
  • Tracheostomy
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fever
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Blood pressure too low
  • Unregulated epilepsy
  • Other, as justified by the doctor
  • Medical condition

A permission from a doctor – a specialist in medical rehabilitation of the Neuron Rehabilitation Centre – is required to participate in water activities. The qualification for water therapy is carried out by a doctor and an authorised physiotherapist/therapist of the Neuron Rehabilitation Centre – Małe Gacno. The duration of the classes is 60 minutes (including all activities connected with the preparation for the water therapy). Activities in the pool take place individually between patient and therapist. Entry to the water area is only possible in pool slippers and a pool trolley (provided by the centre).

For sanitary and safety reasons, children and persons who do not report physiological needs or with whom communication is impaired or difficult must wear pampers and specialised neoprene swimming nappies – waterproof and impermeable.

Specialised nappies must be purchased before arrival at the camp. You can buy them at: https://activebabyshop.pl/pieluchy-do-plywania

Classes may be shortened or the child/patient may not be allowed to participate by the instructor in the event of deterioration/ ill health or infection e.g. runny nose, cough, stomach ache etc.

The surcharge for water therapy in the day package is 80 PLN/hour. There is a possibility to include water therapy in the basic price of the stay, please contact us and we will prepare an individual offer.

The aquatic zone facilities include:

  • Therapeutic pool with counter-current for swimming
  • Jacuzzi bath for patients and carers
  • A room with a hydrotherapy tub and a lower limb whirlpool
  • The rooms in the aquatic zone (pool and hydrotherapy) are equipped with special lifts to allow patients in wheelchairs to enter the pool safely and comfortably.