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Foundational Aquatic Therapy

Foundational Aquatic Therapy

Foundational Aquatic Therapy

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Canadian Aquatic Rehabilitation Institute

Aquatic therapy is a powerful rehab tool that can enable clients to move earlier. 

The effects of buoyancy, drag and hydrostatic pressure need to be understood in order to identify individuals who would benefit from immersion and to safely prescribe aquatic exercises and techniques to achieve the therapeutic goals.

This course is a 30 minute introduction to the effects of immersion, precautions and contraindications and application of hydrodynamics. I encourage you to practice all that you prescribe because it all feels different in the water!

Course Material included in this course
  • Evidence Based Aquatic Physical Therapy Basic Foundation
  • Evidence Based Aquatic Physical Therapy Basic Foundation PDF
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Assumptions & Advantages
  • 3. Short-term Physiological Adaptation of Immersion & Complex Physiology
  • 4. Pediatric Immersion, Routine Precautions & Contraindications
  • 5. The Aquatic Advantages
  • 6. For All Aquatics & Fundamental Application
  • 7. Depth & Resistance
  • 8. Goals & Techniques
  • 9. Conclusion
  • Feedback
  • Exercises and Techniques
  • Bad Ragaz: Horizontal Peripheral Resistance
  • Bad Ragaz: Isometric Trunk (Horizontal)
  • Bad Ragaz with Rib Hold
  • Balance in Stillness
  • Balance in Stillness (Proximal Hold)
  • Passive Cradling
  • Resisted Trunk Extension
  • Seaweed
  • Trunk Flexion/Extension
  • Using Drag
  • Wonder Boards
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Sit to Stand with Noodle
  • Head Control Exercise in the Water
  • Isometric Trunk Work in the Water
  • Gluteal Strengthening
  • Dynamic Sitting Balance: Legs Only
  • Sit to Stand in the Water
  • Opening Sequence with Breath
  • Dynamic Sitting Balance
  • Cardiovascular Kicking
  • Single Leg Balance
  • Tandem Walking
  • Lunge Walking
  • Variable Resistance Using the Hands
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