CSM Aquatic Programming Spotlight - Aquatic Exercise for Patients With Neurological Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach


Aquatic exercise has proven beneficial in the treatment of many conditions, including patients with neurological disorders. This session provides evidence-based aquatic exercise for patients with neurological disorders.

Join Yasser Salem as he reviews the unique aspects and rationale in using aquatic exercises for patients with neurological disorders.

Session topics of discussion include:

  • Current evidence on the effects of aquatic exercises in people with neurological disorders is to guide practical application of aquatic exercise;
  • General guidelines for treatment design and uses of aquatic exercise in rehabilitation;
  • How to design effective and specific aquatic exercise and treatment strategies;
  • The use of aquatic exercise to improve gait and balance and the transition to land-based exercises in people with neurological disorders; and
  • Educational videos of patients with neurological disorders such as peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson's.

Primary Speaker:

Yasser Salem, PT, MAPT, PhD is a Professor and Program Director of a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Hofstra University. Dr. Salem has been an educator in neurologic and pediatric physical therapy for over 20 years and has been a neurologic and pediatric certified clinical specialist since 2004. He has over 300 peer-reviewed presentations at state, national, and international conferences. 



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