Due to the children’s mobility needs, ongoing remedial requirements and chronic medical issues, the committee is currently looking to raise funds for a purpose built onsite hydrotherapy pool
Hydrotherapy is essential to maintaining a greater quality of life for the triplets for the longest time possible.
Hydrotherapy involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. It is different from swimming as it involves performing special exercises in a heated pool, focussing on controlled movements and muscle relaxation.Studies suggest when patients with muscular dystrophy receive physiotherapy in association with hydrotherapy, measurable improvement in the quality of daily living may be obtained.
These benefits include:
greater sense of freedom and range of movements due to buoyancy in the water
muscle relaxation and pain alleviation, through increased
temperature of the water
greater range of movement and resistance provided by the water,
which allowing for exercises that can strengthen the muscles