- What is Aquatic Therapy?
- What is Swim Whisperers?
- Where Are Your Pools Located?
- When Are Your Sessions Held?
- Are Your Sessions Private or Group?
- Is Aquatic Therapy Covered Under Health Insurance?
- How Do I Schedule a Session For My Child?
- What Types of Instructor Training Do You Offer?
- What is Camp Angelfish?
- What is Camp Mighty Mind?
- How Do I Contact You with a Billing Question or Issue?
- Can You Answer a Question Regarding My Child?
Question: What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy is treatment performed in the water by qualified physical and occupational therapists, to aid in the restoration, extension, and maintenance of an individual’s quality function. In the past, aquatic therapy was primarily considered an effective rehabilitation tool for those with physical injuries or chronic illness — using the buoyancy of the water to avoid the stress of a body’s weight on the joints during land-based exercise.
These days, pioneering physical and occupational therapists like the ones at Angelfish have had great success extending the benefits of aquatic therapy to individuals with not just physical, but also sensory and developmental issues, taking advantage of both the buoyancy and the hydrostatic pressure offered by a pool environment.
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Question: What is Swim Whisperers?
Swim Whisperers is Angelfish Therapy’s swim instruction program aimed at all kinds of children, but particularly those who might experience limited or no success learning to swim through traditional methods. In short, the goal of Swim Whisperers is to turn any child into a confident and independent swimmer, no matter what their situation or condition is.
The Swim Whisperers program was specially designed to cater to children with severe to mild sensory issues, problems with motor skills, difficulty processing information, attention issues, or any other condition that might physically or psychologically impede the process of learning to swim. In some cases, the obstacle may be something as simple as a child who is unwilling to put their head under water, or who is terrified to let go of the side of the pool.
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Question: Where Are Your Pools Located?
For both aquatic therapy and Swim Whisperers, we have agreements with pools in Fairfield (CT) and Westchester (NY) County, Manhattan, NJ, NC, and the Boston area. CLICK HERE
to see a full list of pool locations.
Question: When Are Your Sessions Held?
We perform therapy all week long and all year long, at various times. Please review our Pool Locations
page to get a better idea of where we offer service, and on which days, then Contact Us
, so that we can find a session time that will work with your schedule.
Question: Are Your Sessions Private or Group?
For both aquatic therapy and Swim Whisperers, we offer Private, Semi-Private (2 children), or Group (3-4) sessions. Generally, children start with private sessions to establish basic skills, then work their way up to semi-private and group sessions, which offer increased social interaction benefits.
Question: Is Aquatic Therapy Covered Under Health Insurance?
We are considered an out of network provider. We bill the services as out patient as either Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, depending on which therapist provides the treatment. Please check with your insurance provider to determine what if anything is covered. The billing code for individual therapy is 97113.
Question: How Do I Schedule a Session For My Child?
For aquatic therapy sessions, CLICK HERE
for more information about scheduling.
For Swim Whisperers sessions, CLICK HERE for more information about scheduling.
Question: What Types of Instructor Training Do You Offer?
We offer several types of instructor training. Visit our Angelfish Training page
for more information about our full-day training workshops, both for aquatic therapy and Swim Whisperers training. And keep returning to the website or sign up for our newsletter
to be alerted about our Swim Whisperers training videos, coming in November!
Question: What is Camp Angelfish?
Camp Angelfish is a week-long overnight camp for children at a variety of ability levels. We rent the beautiful facilities on Lake Winnepesaukee and provide traditional camp experiences under the guidance of co-directors who are occupational and physical therapists. Activities include swimming, fishing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports, zip-lining, live entertainment, aqua glide, Bingo, and much more. Children can come to this camp with a 24-hour aide, or agroup of 2 or 3 children share an aide. Additionally, we offer a sibling program, so that families can also enjoy this leisure experience.
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Question: What is Camp Mighty Mind?
Camp Mighty Mind is a 3-week fun-filled movement- and activity-based program that your kids will love. Held at St. Paul’s Church in Darien CT, this intensive and engaging day camp is designed to improve weak brain connections by using neuroplasticity and the brain’s innate ability to rewire itself based on intensive stimulation. We incorporate exercises from various educational training including: Superbrain Yoga, Therapeeds, Ready Bodies Ready Minds, INPP, Playproject, Alert Program for self-regulation, Skillastic Soccer & Basketball, and many more.
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Question: How Do I Contact You with a Billing Question or Issue?
We are happy to help you with any billing issues you might have. Please make your way over to our Contact Us
page and fill out the form accordingly. Be sure to choose “Billing Question” as your inquiry.
Question: Can You Answer a Question Regarding My Child?
While it is difficult to answer all questions over the phone or email, it does help us to get to know what types of concerns you have regarding your child. If you fill out our evaluation form
, this will expedite the response and provide a better understanding of what you may need.