Adaptation: The objective of this phase is to adapt and start activities: getting in and out of the pool, receiving instructions, recognizing the aquatic environment, establishing communication with the patient, controlling breathing, experiencing physical properties.

Having control in the liquid environment: This phase counts with the body’s adaptation and position in water, specific skills practical activities, such as balance, rotation and straightening reactions.

Relaxation: This phase is essential for hypertonia or tension. Resistance to water is avoided by making use of linear and non turbulent flow.

Specialized therapeutic exercises: This phase includes static and dynamic exercises, taking advantage of flow, resistance and other water physical properties. It develops and trains maximum functional potential.

Global organic conditioning: This phase aims to improve or maintain the cardiorespiratory condition. It includes the performance of independent and active activities.