The Councilor for Social Welfare, Javier Baños, has recently met with the parents of the 13 beneficiaries of the Aquatic Therapy Service that has been developing since the beginning of this term in the heated pool of the Sport, Health and Leisure Center "Move" in order to know your concerns about the operation of the service.
The mayor explained the intention of the municipal government to maintain this service and the spirit that it has continuity in time regardless of who are the future heads of the municipal Corporation because it is a necessary and useful service for users and their families.
The councilor received samples of gratitude from the parents of the beneficiaries, who also appreciated the effort made by the family paying a fee for maintenance of the service.
In addition, he stressed that this service is the result of the sum of efforts of the City, the families of users and those responsible for the Sports Center "Move" for the provision of a weekly therapy session.
The service is provided with the participation of the children proposed as priority by the Physiotherapy Service of the educational centers of Totana for their participation in the Aquatic Therapy Service with Physiotherapist in the Sports Center "Move".
This is being provided, for the third consecutive year and without interruption, with a maximum of 13 students in individual session and 4 in session by pairs, or in another number and distribution as long as they do not exceed the budgeted limits charged to the City Council or the credit available for this period, amounting to a total of 3,000.60 euros.
This initiative is carried out in view of the sensitivity of the City Council to this type of situation and the positive results seen in this project during the years 2016 and 2017.
From the Physiotherapy Service that is provided in the educational centers of Totana to children with special educational needs, it has been detected the need to extend it to those cases with a greater need for stimulation, through physiotherapy techniques in the aquatic environment to enhance their psychomotor development.
The experts consider that to achieve progress and positive results in the treatment, continuity is required, at least throughout the school year.
Currently, Totana has an indoor pool where you can perform this service, managed by the Sports Center "Move", whose entity facilitates its facilities to provide the necessary service offering the possibility of developing a weekly session per child, either in individual therapy or in pairs.
This service will be maintained in the face of the negative repercussions on the family economy of the various treatments and therapeutic supports that parents provide their children with these special educational needs.