Montana Adaptive Aquatics Program

Mission Statement:

Utilizing Adaptive Aquatics Techniques for Those with Physical and Mental Challenges to More Fully Enjoy and Expand their use of The Water.

MAAP is a 501c3 non-profit organization where instructors at Family Fun Scuba & Snorkel  have been trained in adaptive programs and learned techniques to assist those with disabilities enjoy the grandeur, enjoyment and treatment necessities of all of those in need.

Water Freedom and Movement

Water Freedom is a combination of adaptive programs for those that have exceptionally debilitating conditions This will allow individuals to have enhanced movements in water with assistance of trained professionals. Using the weightlessness that water provides, we will provide basic limb movement and enjoy the feelings that only water can. This process must be accompanied with their physicians approval.

Participants should have no problems with their heart and circulatory, respiratory tract, and ears.

Adaptive Swim Lessons

This adaptive program is “similar” to any other swim lesson. The providers simply add minimal adaptions necessary to train or re-train swimmers to better their mobility and swimming abilities with and without assistance.

Participants should have no problems with their heart and circulatory, respiratory tract, and ears.  Before swimming, every person needs clearance from their physician.


Who Can Scuba Dive?

While SCUBA diving is possible with a variety of disabilities including paraplegics, quadriplegic, amputees, people with Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and hearing and visually impaired (depending on their condition) as well as others. All disabilities and individuals will be looked at on an individual basis.

Participants should have no problems with their heart and circulatory, respiratory tract, nasal sinuses and ears. These are however the same basic health conditions, which have to be met by divers without disabilities. Before diving, every person needs clearance from their physician. Attached is the PADI physical form for you to visit:        Medical Statement

 

Articles about Aquatic Therapy:   1   2   3    5

Video: 1   2   3   4      6

If you wish to help in any of these areas, please contact us about any of theses or other Adaptive Aquatics Programs.

Mission Statement

Using Scuba & Aquatics to Aid Our Troops and their families with New Physical and Mental challenges They Face off the Battlefield.

The Montana Veteran’s Aquatic Alliance is a sub-section of the MAAP Non-Profit Organization and was created to start an “aquatics rehabilitation process” created for our veterans. After our troops return home, new battles await for them. They include haunting memories of combat, limb and mobility loss, divorce, stress, loneliness, isolation, injuries and loss. Now, veterans are reintroduced to a world that has become foreign to them and we want to be there to help them find balance and peace in their lives.

This program uses adaptive aquatics programs as a spring board to help vets with everything from physical fitness to finding peace beside a brook while fly fishing. We may use scuba to give them a feeling of  weightlessness and absolute quiet to relieve daily pressures and clear their minds.

Some of the Adaptive Aquatics activities that we may perform include:

  1. Physical therapy
  2. Basic swimming
  3. Advanced swimming
  4. Swimming for fitness
  5. Water aerobics
  6. Snorkeling
  7. Scuba Diving
  8. Kayaking
  9. Fly fishing
  10. Vet to vet counseling
  11. Professional counseling

If you wish to help in any of these areas, please contact us about any of theses or other Adaptive Aquatics Programs.

Articles About Scuba Therapy For Wounded Veterans:    1   2   3   4   5   

Videos:   1   2   3   4   5   6

If you wish to help in any of these areas, please contact us about any of theses or other Adaptive Aquatics Programs.

For more information feel free to contact us: Email: info@familyfunscuba.com, Phone: (406) 601-1199