ERIC Number: ED332963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-3
Reference Count: N/A
What's New: Acquatic Stabilization: Aquatic Rehabilitation Strategies for the Lumbar Spine and Risk Management for the Aquatic Therapist.
Through dynamic aquatic stabilization techniques, patients will develop the ability to characterize sensory distractions and develop self-awareness and sensitivity to movement in the water, which will relate directly to improved motor function. Aquatic therapy is a systematic method of treatment, with programs developed by a licensed physical therapist, used to improve the patient's ability to learn lifelong exercise skills. If patients do not learn to distinguish one state of feeling from another, they may be left merely to repeat the same patterns of dysfunctional movements again and again. Aquatic stabilization skills are taught in a supervised surrounding and in an instructional manner. They are intended to correct posture, while increasing strength, flexibility, range of motion, and endurance, for a lifespan wellness program. Aquatic therapists must consider minimizing their liability by prevention and education. Two appendixes provide an illustration of the Nachemson Studies on both everyday and exercise positions and on training needed for supervising aquatic exercise and aquatic therapy. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Aquatic Centers; Hydrotherapy; Risk Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 1991).