Prescribing the right aquatic exercise programme for those with functional limitations is challenging, in part because the literature on water exercise is limited. Prescription is made all the more difficult when working with clients and patients with a wide range of limitations. This book shows professionals how to design aquatic rehabilitation and exercise programmes for various groups and individuals of all ages. 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. Included are 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 programmes, and providing an understanding of how the physical properties of water and exercise combine advantageously.
Also featured are 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 readers identify their clients' needs, evaluate specific therapies based on those needs and choose the best therapies for them.
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 post professional coursework. 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.
Chapter 1. Introduction and Historical Overview; Chapter 2. Aquatic Service Providers; Chapter 3. Aquatic Properties and Therapeutic Interventions; Chapter 4. Physiological Responses to Immersion and; Chapter 5. The Halliwick Concept; Aquatic Exercise; Chapter 6. The Bad Ragaz Ring Method; Chapter 7. Ai Chi; Chapter 8. Watsu; Chapter 9. Swim Stroke Training and Modification for Rehabilitation; Chapter 10. Assessment and Evaluation; Chapter 11. Specialized Aquatic Cardiovascular Training; Chapter 12. Neuromuscular Training; Chapter 13. Core Muscloskeletal Training; Chapter 14. Upper Quarter Musculoskeletal Training; Chapter 15. Lower Quarter Musculoskeletal Training; Chapter 16. Case Scenarios of Individuals with Specific Needs.