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Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training

Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training

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    Prescribing the right aquatic exercise program for those with functional limitations is challenging, in part because the literature on water exercise is limited. That prescription is made all the more difficult when working with clients and patients with a wide range of limitations. Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training shows professionals how to design aquatic rehabilitation and exercise programs for various groups and individuals across the life span. The authors guide readers in choosing the right exercises for their clients—including the appropriate exercise frequency, intensity, and duration—based on each client's abilities and limitations.

    The authors compiled literature on water exercise from around the world and applied the information to a variety of situations. The book presents several current theories as well as a historical view for each theory and description of treatment implementation. The theories and principles are presented with the use of a regional- and system-based approach. Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training also has the following features:

    -Descriptions of the physiological responses—including those of the pulmonary, renal, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular systems—to immersion and water exercise, preparing clinicians for how the body reacts to an aquatic environment

    -Indications and contraindications for participation in water programs, providing an understanding of how the physical properties of water and exercise combine advantageously

    -Descriptions of the responsibilities of various aquatic team members and patient management across the full spectrum of care
    Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training is liberally illustrated and comes with a DVD that demonstrates nearly half of the book's exercises and highlights key points for each. The DVD also contains printable evaluation sheets that will help you identify your clients' needs, evaluate specific therapies based on those needs, and choose the best therapies for your clients.

    Using case studies as examples, Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training presents current concepts, explains how to apply them, and assists readers in determining optimal intervention plans for each client. The text covers the gamut of aquatic exercise for rehabilitation and training, addressing all populations and ages. The authors provide information for adapting programs for various clientele: injured athletes, older adults, and people with special exercise needs, such as patients with cerebral palsy, brain injury and stroke, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

    Use Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training with confidence as you design exercise programs for your clients. Learn how to assess your clients' needs, provide specialized training for various populations, and prescribe neuromuscular training, core musculoskeletal training, and upper- and lower-quarter musculoskeletal training. This book and DVD is a valuable resource, no matter who your clients are, as you help them rehabilitate and train in water.


    Reference for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers. Also a reference for specialists in aquatics, fitness, and general rehabilitation.

    Chapter 1. Introduction and Historical Overview
    Lori Thein Brody, PT, PhD, and Jean Irion, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC
    History of Aquatic Healing and Rituals
    Modern Origins of Aquatic Therapy
    Current Status of Aquatic Rehabilitation
    Indications and Advantages of an Aquatic-Based Program
    Contraindications and Precautions for an Aquatic-Based Program
    Aquatics programs

    Chapter 2. Aquatic Service Providers
    Charlotte Norton, DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS, and Lynette Jamison, MOT, OTR/L, CPO
    Lyton Model for the Aquatic Team
    Licensure, Registration, Certification and Title Acts
    Function of Each Team Member in the Aquatic Continuum

    Chapter 3. Aquatic Properties and Therapeutic Interventions
    Jean M. Irion, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC
    Physical Properties of Water
    Fluid Dynamic Properties of Water

    Chapter 4. Physiological Responses to Immersion and Aquatic Exercise
    Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS, and Paula Richley Geigle, PT, PhD
    Pulmonary System
    Renal System
    Musculoskeletal System
    Neuromuscular System

    Part II. Method Elements

    Chapter 5. The Halliwick Concept
    Johan Lambeck, PT, and Urs N.Gamper, PT
    Historical Overview
    Treatment Classification
    Halliwick and ICF
    Learning Stages
    Function Level Applications
    Activity Level Applications
    Participation Level Applications
    Specific Skill Training

    Chapter 6. The Bad Ragaz Ring Method
    Urs N. Gamper, PT, and Johan Lambeck, PT
    Physiotherapeutic and Mechanical Principles
    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
    Treatment Goals
    Application of Techniques
    Treatment Time
    Exercise Progression
    Movement Patterns
    Patterns of the Lower Extremities
    Patterns of the Trunk
    Patterns of the Upper Extremities

    Chapter 7. Ai Chi
    Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC
    Historical Overview
    Breathing Patterns
    Movement Principles
    Stance and Movement Patterns
    Ai Chi Benefits
    Applications in Patient Populations

    Chapter 8. Watsu
    Lynette Jamison, MOT, OTR/L, CPO
    History and Philosophy
    Treatment Progression
    Training and Certification
    Physiological Effects
    Psychological Effects
    Treatment Applications
    Precautions and Contraindications

    Chapter 9. Swim Stroke Training and Modification for Rehabilitation
    Emily Dunlap, PT
    Swim Training in an Aquatic Therapy Treatment Plan
    Swim Training Progression
    Recovery Skills
    Static Floating Control
    Basic Water Safety Skills
    Swim Training Equipment
    Swim Strokes and Modification
    Injury Modifications

    Part III. Client Elements

    Chapter 10. Assessment and Evaluation
    Paula Richley Geigle, PT, PhD
    Clinical Decision Making
    Initial Assessment and Evaluation
    Medical Clearance
    Informed Consent
    Water Safety Screening
    Vital Sign Baseline Data
    Documenting Aquatic Programming and Progression
    Discharge from Aquatic Programming

    Chapter 11. Specialized Aquatic Cardiovascular Training
    Dawn T. Gulick PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS
    Monitoring Cardiovascular Performance
    Cerebral Palsy
    Brain Injury & Stroke
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Cardiopulmonary Disease
    Older Populations
    Injured Athletes

    Chapter 12. Neuromuscular Training
    David M. Morris PT, PhD, and Paula Richley Geigle, PT, PhD
    Rehabilitation of Individuals with Neurological Disorders
    General Guidelines for Treatment Design
    Aquatic Techniques for Neurorehabilitation Application
    Balance and Postural Control
    Aquatic Wellness Programs

    Chapter 13. Core Muscloskeletal Training
    Lori Thein Brody, PT, PhD
    Functional Anatomy
    Activities to Improve Mobility
    Activities to Increase Muscle Performance
    Core Emphasis Cardiorespiratory Training
    Specific Exercise Recommendations

    Chapter 14. Upper Quarter Musculoskeletal Training
    Lori Thein Brody, PT, PhD
    Functional Anatomy
    Indications for Aquatic Therapy
    Activities to Improve Mobility
    Activities to Improve Muscle Performance
    Upper Quarter Focus Cardiorespiratory Training
    Specific Exercise Recommendations

    Chapter 15. Lower Quarter Musculoskeletal Training
    Lori Thein Brody, PT, PhD
    Functional Anatomy
    Indications for Aquatic Therapy
    Activities to Increase Mobility
    Activities to Improve Muscle Performance
    Cardiorespiratory Training with a Lower Extremity Emphasis
    Specific Exercise Progressions

    Chapter 16. Case Scenarios of Individuals with Specific Needs
    Paula Richley Geigle, PT, PhD
    Post Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Partum Depression
    Child with Spina Bifida
    Cerebral Palsy with Femur Fracture

    Lori Thein Brody, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC, is a senior physical therapist in Madison, Wisconsin. Her aquatic therapy experience includes nearly 20 years of treating a variety of patients. Brody is a frequent contributor to the body of knowledge in rehabilitation, including a popular text on therapeutic exercise, teaching continuing education courses, and providing postprofessional coursework.

    Brody received the Ron Peyton Award in 2006 for sports physical therapy. In her leisure time, she enjoys swimming, running, biking, and snowshoeing.

    Paula Richley Geigle, PT, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy and rehabilitation science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Geigle's 27 years of clinical practice as a generalist includes aquatic intervention. Part of her research agenda focuses on incorporating aquatic exercise to manage the negative health outcomes of cancer and aging.

    Geigle is past president of the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and served as coeditor of the Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy. She received the Outstanding Research Award in 2006 from the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section of the APTA. In her spare time she plays tennis, hikes with her golden retrievers, and reads.