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PT Assistant

Rehab 179

Aquatic Rehabilitation


  • Explain the physical properties of water, including buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity, and fluid dynamics
  • Identify the effect of immersion on weight bearing and appropriately apply weight-bearing guidelines in a clinical situation
  • Explain the physiologic responses of water immersion
  • Compare and contrast the physiologic response of exercise on land and in water
  • Identify and apply recommended guidelines for cardiovascular conditioning in water
  • Design a comprehensive aquatic-based rehabilitation program for an athlete that uses the principles of stretching, strengthening, balance, and aerobic conditioning

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD

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