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Looking for swim lessons/hydrotherapy for young son with CP

SKMillsSKMills Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited June 28 in Cerebral Palsy
Hi everyone, I hope you’re all good.

My wife and I were looking for swim lessons and/or hydrotherapy for our 3 year old son who has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. He loves swimming and water play (even bath time), and we want to help his development by taking him to sessions so he can exercise and gain confidence while having fun (win-win). 

Any recommendations are welcome. We live in the Birmingham area near to the Solihull border. 

Thank you in advance,

Stuart
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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,047 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Stuart, have you asked the local council if they can recommend anywhere?
    I will now only offer benefits advice on PIP, and specific benefits advice for other people with Epilepsy. 
  • SKMillsSKMills Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi Woodbine, no we haven’t done that, thank you for the suggestion.

    Stuart
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,634

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    Hello @SKMills

    How are you today? 

    Thanks for posting, some sort of swimming activity sounds like a great idea. As you saym mixing in development with fun is the perfect combination. I would also advise speaking with your local council to see what they can suggest, they have the benefit of knowing your area.
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,878

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    Hi @SKMills
    Thanks for your post and it's great to meet you. We have a Hydrotherapy information page, you will see that further down the page there are links to allow you to search for local pools.
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  • SKMillsSKMills Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hello @SKMills

    How are you today? 

    Thanks for posting, some sort of swimming activity sounds like a great idea. As you saym mixing in development with fun is the perfect combination. I would also advise speaking with your local council to see what they can suggest, they have the benefit of knowing your area.
    Hi Ross,

    I’m good thank you, I hope you are well?

    Thank you for your reply, yes it’s the best way to learn, for all ages! 

    Stuart
  • SKMillsSKMills Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi @SKMills
    Thanks for your post and it's great to meet you. We have a Hydrotherapy information page, you will see that further down the page there are links to allow you to search for local pools.
    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for your reply, it’s good to meet you too. I was unaware of that information page so thank you, very helpful.

    Stuart
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