Aquatic Therapy

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Aquatics, or Water Therapy, provides a multidisciplinary approach to therapy and rehabilitation. Healthcare professionals can enhance their chosen work by including water therapy in their practices. For example, Aquatic Massage Therapy is an excellent means of relieving stress and revitalizing tired muscles.

Some noted benefits of water therapy include:

  • Elevated energy levels
  • Increased flexibility and mobility
  • Eased aches and pains
  • Boosted immune system
  • Elimination of fears
  • Improved posture
  • Balance
  • Stamina
  • Digestion
  • Overall wellness.

The following Aquatic disciplines are available for advanced study:

  • Ai Chi
  • Aquatic Arthritis
  • Rehab/Conditioning
  • Halliwick Method
  • Trunk Stabilization
  • Snorkel-Pleasure/Rehab
  • Aquacize
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • Multiple hands
  • Aquatic Biofeedback
  • Aquatic Sports
  • Bad Ragaz/Conceptual PNF
  • Neurological Impairments
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Scuba
  • Swimming Proficiency
  • Feldenkrais
  • Synchronized Swimming

Specific Training, Certification and CEUs are offered and nationally recognized by various Aquatic Holistic Healing Academys such as Aquatic Alliance International (AAI), Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute (ATRI) and Aquatic Wellness Accreditation (AWA).

Source: Julia Young Hayes, MEd, LMT, CPOI, New Orleans LA and Mobile AL.

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