“It can be really hard watching your kid struggle. Knowing that you have a therapist that is 100% dedicated to your child and that does anything they can to allow them to live the best life possible – it is the best feeling in the world.”
– The Bulow Family

Our Approach

Aquatic therapy uses the unique properties of water in combination with therapeutic techniques for rehabilitation purposes. The buoyancy of water decreases the effects of gravity, allowing children to move their bodies in ways that are more challenging on land. Additionally, the water provides deep pressure input, offering a calming environment to enhance a child’s functional abilities.

Aquatic therapy is administered by Certified Occupational and Physical Therapists that are ATRIC (Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute Certified), CPR Certified, and AED trained. In aquatic therapy, we never forget that a kid is a kid by ensuring therapy is fun, safe, and inviting. Our expectation: life-changing results.


  • Muscle Strength & Endurance
  • Range of Motion
  • Balance & Coordination
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Body Awareness
  • Social Interaction
  • Sensory Processing
  • Motor Planning
  • Oral Motor Skills
  • Attention

Westside Way Spotlight

Why Westside is the Preferred Provider

Strong Clinical Leadership

Westside’s Clinical Directors train and supervise therapists to ensure quality.

Distinct, Family-Centered Approach

Our therapists have warm personalities that foster strong relationships with families.

Therapy Gyms That Kids Dreams Of

Ziplines, jumping ledges, ball pits, trampolines, and rock walls make kids forget they’re in therapy.

Multiple Disciplines And Perspectives

6 disciplines in each clinic enable collaboration across specialists to meet your child’s needs.

Clinics Designed for Quality Therapy

Private rooms for quiet sessions and open gyms for socialization

Impressively Talented Therapists

Competitive hiring process and high-performance standards – you’ll find only warm, friendly, and talented therapists.

Getting Started With Aquatic Therapy

If you are interested in Aquatic Therapy,  submit an inquiry using the button below. Our Patient Coordinator will call within 1-2 business days to help you determine a plan that works best for you.  If you are still unsure, you can:

  • Submit a request for our Patient Coordinator to talk to you about a free, 30-minute screening
  • View our developmental checklist
  • Ask a question using the “Leave a Message” feature in the bottom-right corner of your screen
  • Call us anytime at (815) 469-1500 for more information