Aquatic Rehabilitation

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The aquatic environment has broad rehabilitative potential, extending from the treatment of acute injuries through health maintenance in the face of chronic diseases.

Aquatic Therapy – Applications in Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Aquatic Therapy - Applications in Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Clinical Review by Bruce E. Becker, MD, MS Because an individual immersed in water is subjected to external water pressure in a gradient, which within a

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Aquatic Therapy – Applications in Respiratory and Athletic Rehabilitation

Aquatic Therapy - Applications in Respiratory and Athletic Rehabilitation Clinical Review by Bruce E. Becker, MD, MS The pulmonary system is profoundly affected by immersion of the body to the level of the thorax. Part

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Aquatic Therapy – Applications in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Aquatic Therapy - Applications in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Clinical Review by Bruce E. Becker, MD, MS Water immersion causes significant effects on the musculoskeletal system. The effects are caused by the compressive effects of immersion as

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Aquatic Therapy – Applications in Athletic Training

Aquatic Therapy - Applications in Athletic Training Clinical Review by Bruce E. Becker, MD, MS There is a substantial volume of literature that supports the potential value of using aquatic exercise as a cross-training mode

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Aquatic Therapy – Relevant Thermoregulatory Effects and Pregnancy

Aquatic Therapy - Relevant Thermoregulatory Effects and Pregnancy Clinical Review by Bruce E. Becker, MD, MS The two major compensatory mechanisms that assist cooling in warm air temperatures are peripheral vasodilatation combined with increased cardiac

Aquatic Therapy – Applications in Geriatric and Osteoporosis Rehabilitation

Aquatic Therapy - Applications in Geriatric and Osteoporosis Rehabilitation Clinical Review by Bruce E. Becker, MD, MS Aquatic exercise has been successfully used to improve balance and coordination in older individuals, who face an increased

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Aquatic Therapy – Applications in Pain and Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Aquatic Therapy - Applications in Pain and Psychiatric Rehabilitation by Bruce E. Becker, MD, MS Many effects have been observed anecdotally throughout centuries of aquatic environment use for health maintenance and restoration but they are

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