This course focuses on the use of water as a therapeutic environment alternative to land based rehabilitation. Basic hydrotherapy physics, safety and rationale for aquatic therapy will be discussed. The course will also cover the fundamental techniques and the major aquatic therapy techniques commonly in use today. The student will have opportunity to practice these techniques in a pool setting, and devise a treatment plan progressing from aquatic therapy to land-based treatments.
Matriculation in PTA program or currently licensed as a PT or PTA