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Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training
This advanced course reviews current literature regarding the benefits of aquatic exercise using a variety of
therapeutic interventions, including the Halliwick Concept, the Bad Ragaz Ring Method, Ai Chi, Watsu, swim
stroke training, aquatic cardiovascular training, neuromuscular training and core, upper-quarter and lower-
quarter musculoskeletal training. Learn how to apply aquatic activities to progress individual clients and how to
adapt these activities to individuals of all ages with various disease-specific conditions. Case studies are
presented and discussed throughout the course.
This is an advanced course designed for physical therapists, physical therapy aides, therapeutic aquatic
specialists and fitness and wellness professionals with previous aquatic training and experience.
Facilitate safe and efficient use of the aquatic environment for rehabilitation and
Instil clear understanding of indications and contraindications for treatment in
the aquatic environment.
Illuminate the underlying properties of water.
Review the physiology of immersion and its relationship with exercise.
Review and highlight the application of various aquatic exercise theories to specific client cases.
Understand the client management model within the aquatic environment.
Study Guide with Exam
352-page textbook, Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training, edited by
Lori Thein Brody and Paula Richley Geigle