ISR Mom Shares Her Story

“Erin started working with ISR at the age of 6 months. Her older sister Riley had been excelling in the program for several months and we were excited to get her started as well. She was a special case because she was diagnosed with torticollis at the age of 3 months and had been undergoing physical therapy weekly at AI DuPont prior to starting swimming. While she had been showing improvement, she was still progressing at the normal speed of a torticollis patient. When Erin began swimming at the ISR program at 6 months old, she started to blossom. At home she wasn’t favoring her strong side as much, she had stopped tilting her head to one side which is characteristic of torticollis patients, and most remarkably Erin’s core strength became very noticeable at physical therapy. Torticollis patients often experience spinal curvature or imbalance, but Erin never had to undergo further treatment for these complications. In fact, she was discharged earlier than expected with flying colors, and scored in the 98th percentile for her developmental milestones at 10 months old. While the best perk of the ISR program is definitely knowing that my children are safe around the pool at my house and any other water encounters that may arise on purpose or by accident, what I didn’t expect as another competing perk was the dramatic impact the program had on my daughter’s quality of life. Torticollis threatened her development, but the powerful synergy between a great physical therapist and the committed instructors in the ISR program truly made her a happier kid who was confident to keep up with her 2 year old sister! Her turnaround was so fast and impressive that her physical therapists asked for more information about ISR in the hopes that it might help other kids like her in the future! I’m truly indebted to Miss Lauren and the ISR Program at the HAC for changing our lives both inside and outside of the water!! When we have our next child, we will be enrolling them at 6 months old as well!”

– Kelley Ferris

HAC ISR™ FUN FACTS

  • Hockessin Athletic Club ISR Instructors have “skilled” over 100 children!
  • Hockessin Athletic Club was the first ISR location in Delaware!
  • Hockessin Athletic Club’s furthest driving client came all the way from King of Prussia, PA!
  • HAC has already experienced multiple documented cases of children who saved themselves using the ISR skills they learned at HAC!
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