In this session the presenter will review the benefits of aquatic therapeutic interventions in the treatment of lower extremity impairments. Aquatic balance, strengthening and plyometric interventions are provided to meet the needs of various skill levels. Relevant aquatic therapy research will be discussed as it relates to the clinical decision-making process. The goal of this session is to provide the clinician skills to apply the research recommendations into practice.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- List at least four therapeutic benefits of aquatic environment in relationship to the rehabilitation of various lower extremity injuries and impairments.
- Integrate current research recommendations and findings with aquatic interventions to maximize your patient's plan of care and return to function.
- Apply at least 4 aquatic techniques to challenge your clients balance in the aquatic environment.