Hydrotherapy helps all ages
CHILDERS woman Jo Jennings sat in silence as protesters listened to speeches at Isis War Memorial Swimming Pool on Tuesday.
Ms Jennings sat and watched as speeches calling for Labor to reinstate funding wound up, and called to Town & Country to ensure an important but so far overlooked factor was highlighted.
“So far everything has been about how this is good for older people,” she said. “It’s not.
“If you ever want your heart melted, you should watch some of the children with Down syndrome using hydrotherapy.
“These are kids from toddlers to 16 years old. It’s not just about hydrotherapy for them; it’s about the social skills as well.”
Ms Jennings said she had to cover a 100km round trip to Bundaberg and back for her treatment, and that travel is one of the already-highlighted issues.
“It does them the world of good – they enjoy it so much,” she said.
“Hydrotherapy isn’t just for older people and you just have to see those kids with various issues to prove it. The benefits far outweigh any negatives.”
POOL NEEDED: Lesley Behan, Patricia Henrickson and Jo Jennings would like to see a hydrotherapy pool in Childers.