Underwater Neuro psychomotor

Underwater Neuro psychomotora llows the child to balance his energy function and to avoid the instability that is the basis of psychomotor difficulties.

The child who comes into our clinic of the Neurorehabilitation Center is assisted according to the protocol of the contract which provides diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and a set of guidance that leads to formulate a psychomotor intervention project that included the identification of objectives, strategies and tools .
One of the most significant variables in devising a plan of action is the possibility of using the environment as well as swimming in the therapy room.
The used pool is about 8 to 16 meters, it’s deep 90 cm for nearly half-lenght, the other half is 1 meter and 30 centimeters deep.
The water temperature is constantly kept at 33 ° - 34 °, while the environment outside is about 32 °, so you aren’t cold when you leave the tub.

This water treatment is performed by the therapists Luigi Romano and Antonio Pepe, who after some training and work experience with patients with severely impaired communication skills, behavioral and social-relational, found that water is an indispensable mediator, where we enter a time-space continuity, sensory and motor, because it places the body in a central position in the relationship based on trade pleasure-unpleasure, tension-relaxation, with the addition of relationships.

In fact, in the water, we change the dynamics of relationships, of balance, of movement in space and the dynamics of perception, because the feelings that are generated through physical contact with the air are very different from those that are generated with the water.
This allows  reducing the distance between people and it stimulates interest in new learning.
By playing with water one can experience all the possibilities of balance.
The operator accompanies the child in this journey of exploration, he leads him to discover his body in relation to the new space, to objects, to the other.
Through aquatic activity. we stimulate the child to acquire knowledge and expertise not only in the motor but also the relational, cognitive, social activities.
Therefore, the child, with this activity will reach a better understanding of the body, strengthen the central nervous system and this will enable him to achieve a whole balanced development.

The water, should be considered as any type of tool that helps people to mature in the psycho-physical and social plan and exploit the specific potential.
In addition, the swimming pool environment provides countless opportunities to experience new sensations of play, fun, reward, report, security and autonomy.
These opportunities are more beneficial for those with psychomotor syndromes, abnormal behavior and communication and resulting disabilities.
The movement in water:

  • Strengthens and enhances the overall energy latent in each individual;
  • Facilitates the exploration and knowledge;
  • Helps the awareness of the body ;
  • Requires the control of the body as a whole, balance and posture through the structuring of space and time;
  • Requires the use of relaxation techniques and facilitates global and segmental control of anxiety and emotions;

The water turns out, therefore, to be a very effective therapeutic tool, particularly for the recovery of motor skills and the emotional sphere for every child.