In order for students to access hydrotherapy, the teacher refers the student to the Physiotherapist for assessment. The physiotherapist is responsible for developing individual programs for students and may also train others to implement programs. Written parental consent must be obtained for the student to participate in hydrotherapy programs.
The benefits of the heated pool at Rockhampton Special School include:
Relaxation and reduction of muscle spasms/tone.
Changes in sensory input including tactile, proprioceptive and vestibular.