Monday, February 21, 2011

Fun and therapeutic!

A few weeks ago, we joined the HPER building at our alma mater. Thank you alumni association benefits!! It's much less expensive than a traditional health club, and closer to home.

We joined for one primary reason....they have an indoor pool! We've been told by several folks, and especially Sophia's rehab specialist, that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for people with CP. Sophia's Aunt Susie volunteered to pick her up from school a couple of times per week to take her to the pool to swim! Plus, with Susie's background (swimming coach, aerobics instructor, massage therapist!), it's not only fun for Sophia, it's very therapeutic!

We want Sophia to gain more independence around water, as well, so this is a real bonus! Sophia loves to play with Aunt Susie!

The water in the pool is a little cool, so we even got Sophia some new gear for her 'therapy'...

I love that Sophia gets to spend this time with her aunt and is getting so much out of it! Toby and I plan to take her on the weekends as well. Now, we just need the weather to continue to cooperate...

1 comment:

Mark and Cari said...

And do they have a friend policy? I know another 3yr old who loves to swim!