Method Halliwick, regain movement in the water

Written by: Dr. Ángel Marco Rived
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The Halliwick method is a therapy used by physiotherapists to recover or activate the natural movement of the body.

At the beginning, it was developed so that people with some physical disability could learn to swim. It was based on activities within the water that little by little gave them more independence. Over the years, the Halliwick method has been developed as a therapeutic treatment to get a child to move.


Treatment of developmental disorders


Halliwick is used in children with developmental disorders: cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, autism, inborn errors of metabolism ... The Halliwick method improves your strength, balance and gait and has been shown to strengthen your self-esteem and your emotions.

The exercises are performed in heated pools, the water temperature must be around 33 degrees. The Halliwick method is based on a program of 10 points, the sequence uses the axes of rotation of the individual and has as goals the motor relearning and acquire functions and activities that improve participation and social integration.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Ángel Marco Rived

Dr. Marco is a specialist in pediatrics. Expert in pulmonology, allergy and child in treating hyperactivity with neurofeedback. He completed his training abroad in the division of pediatric Pneumology Hospital St. Christopher's, Temple University, Philadelphia and the division of pediatric pulmonology and respiratory sleep disorders and sleep disorders Miami Children's Hospital, Sunny University . He has trained in traditional Chinese medicine neurofeedback and hyperbaric chamber.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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