This multidisciplinary reference reviews the biologic, medical, and rehabilitative research that underlies aquatic therapy and applies these scientific findings to current evaluation and treatment techniques for a broad range of problems and disorders. Contributors from physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports medicine take a practical, evidence-based approach to therapy, discussing the effects of the aquatic environment on human physiology, as well as goal setting and functional outcomes. They also address related issues such as facility design, management and staffing to senior wellness programs and associated legal considerations. The completely revised and updated 2nd Edition features new chapters on wound management, pediatric aquatic therapy and the use of aquatic therapy for common orthopedic problems. Features treatment guidelines based on scientific research and evidence based findings. Presents therapeutic models for neurologic disorders Â· spine and musculoskeletal pain Â· burn and wounds Â· rheumatologic disease, and much more. Provides new chapters on wound management and aquatic therapy Â· pediatric aquatic therapy Â· aquatic therapy of common orthopedic problems Â· and pool management. Incorporates state of the art insights about the physical principles of aquatic therapy. Offers an expanded section on neurologic disorders and aquatic therapy and asthma and exercise.
|Author||Andrew J. Cole|
|Rating||4/5 (69 users)|