For over a decade Chad, a certified therapeutic recreation and aquatic specialist, has been helping people with brain injury and spinal cord injury to experience abilities they otherwise thought were lost through Hope Network’s Aquatic Therapy Program.
“I’ve seen people perform movements in the water that would be impossible for them to do on land,” says Chad. “I love it when a person tells me they can’t do something, because I almost always prove them wrong.”
Aquatic therapy is the use of water and its properties to benefit patients with physical, cognitive, and psychological concerns. Chad uses a specialized counter-current pool at Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation designed to provide patients optimal therapeutic conditions for buoyancy, resistance, hydrostatic pressure, and their overall comfort.