If you’ve been following us on social media or checking out the rest of our site, you’ll already know that we use aquatic therapy in a way that’s totally unique, combining it with land-based therapy to help your child reach their full potential.
But there’s so much more to Swim Lab International.
No two therapy weeks are the same
There’s no blueprint here at Swim Lab International. We treat everyone as the individual they are, working with each child’s challenges and current abilities.
Whatever your goals, we’ll choose the best activities to help your child achieve them. We also take the time to find out what your child likes, whether that’s a character like Peppa Pig or a movie like Frozen, and use that during our sessions to help make them fun. Everything is tailor-made to help him or her get the most out of our time together.
We do 60% of the work before you even get to us
One of the reasons we achieve such massive results for our children time and time again is the dedicated planning that goes into your programme behind the scenes.
Parents are sometimes surprised by the amount of information we ask for ahead of time. We ask for detailed information covering all aspects of life from daily routines, to information from consultants and about any existing therapy or programmes you’re involved in, any carers you have, support requirements, and so on. We may also ask for reports from your home-based therapists or coaches to help us tailor make your programme to target your specific needs at this moment in time.
The whole team will all be involved in creating your programme, bringing together our combined expertise, and determining which milestones to focus on next on our way to achieving your bigger goals.
You know your child better than anyone. We include you in the planning process to make sure we support you as a family as well as give the best therapy solutions.
We don’t put a ceiling on your child’s ability
Parents tell us they hear the word “no” a lot. If you’re fed up of hearing what your child can’t or won’t be able to do, you’re in the right place.
At Swim Lab International, the word “no” just isn’t in our vocabulary, unless we’re talking about having “no limits”.
Every one of our therapists are solutions-oriented and think outside the box. We’re always evolving and finding new approaches, new activities or ways of adapting those activities. We simply start with what we know your child can do, and build from there.
At the end of every therapy week our children see massive progress, developing or improving cognitive, physical and motor functions so they can enjoy more freedom and independence.
They also have a whole lot of fun, and their sense of achievement gives their confidence and self-esteem a big boost as well.
We have fun, seriously
Speaking of fun… We take our work seriously, but we also believe the serious work gets a lot easier when you make it fun.
We work hard during the therapy sessions, but we hide the therapy behind fun and playful activities, keeping your child engaged and wanting to keep going for longer.
Our children often have so much fun during their weeks with us, they don’t want to leave at the end!
We also chose our locations to make them more fun. Your child likely spends a lot of time in conventional medical or therapy centers. Our locations in Lanzarote and Florida are warm and sunny, with outdoor facilities in a holiday environment, so your child will feel totally relaxed and at ease. When we feel relaxed, our bodies respond better, which helps us make even more progress by the end of the week.
We’re with you on this journey
You’re part of our family – You’re surrounded by families and children on their own journey as well as everyone on the Swimlab International team, cheering you on and celebrating your wins, big and small. You’ll become part of our family and always have someone on hand to ask questions or give support.
We’re committed to creating a space where you feel seen, heard, valued, and empowered to succeed, with knowledge and tools to keep reaching new goals in between each visit.
You don’t have to walk alone, we’re in it with you for the long haul.
Want to find out more? Check out our Swim Lab International intensive therapy weeks.