“Therapy in the water supposes a context of great motivation”
Water therapy: water activity with therapeutic objectives.
Water therapy uses the benefits of water to enhance and develop abilities and skills transferable to daily life.
The sensory information and the facilitation of movement offered by a water environment helps to work not only motor aspects, but also others such as attention, coordination and communication.
At the Lukas Foundation we have adequate aquatic facilities designed to obtain the best results for people with functional diversity. The water temperature is always at + 32ºC without chemicals, it is maintained by saline treatment. It has spotlights to carry out chromotherapy and a constant temperature of the exterior at 29ºC with the integrated changing rooms, which means that the user does not experience temperature changes when entering/ leaving the water. It is also adapted so that anyone can access the pool from the changing table, by means of a small crane attached to the ceiling.
Testimony of a mother
“Ignacio is very hard-working and he loves the physiotherapy session. Currently, due to the high level of Ignatius’ scoliosis, the rotation of his spine, his respiratory deficiencies are increasing. It is clear, that these sessions of physiotherapy improve and facilitate the day to day life of the recipients, they become absolutely essential and necessary to live. In addition, the lack of oxygen in blood further hinders the elasticity of the muscles. For the past year, Ignacio has been in treatment for Palliative Care. Thanks to the additional physiotherapy care that Ignacio is receiving, he has stabilized. At the Therapy Center FLK , he has had the opportunity also to have treatment in the pool where it is clear that this is Ignacio’s natural environment. A report compiled for the doctors, using the assessment of 6 months of treatment shows evidence of improvement in oxygen saturations. Thanks to these treatments and care Ignacio has only fallen ill 3 days in the last semester of 2017. For all of this we can say that physiotherapy combined with hydrotherapy is the best and most appropriate treatment that Ignacio could have today”.