AQUATIC PHYSICAL THERAPY. The Therapeutic Effects of Water Paula Godes, PT, DPT. Overview. History of Aquatic Exercise What is Aquatic Physical Therapy? Goals of Aquatic Physical Therapy Who Participates Hydrodynamics: Application of Newton’s Laws Law of Inertia Law of Acceleration
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The Therapeutic Effects of Water
Paula Godes, PT, DPT
a) the clinical reasoning and decision making skills of a PT/PTA;
b) the patient has impairments and/or disabilities which can be minimized or eliminated with aquatic physical therapy; and
c) the patient has potential for reaching new functional goals/outcomes to improve quality of life and ease burden of care.
► function► aerobic capacity/endurance conditioning► balance, coordination and agility► body mechanics and postural stabilization► flexibility► gait and locomotion► muscle strength, power, and endurance
Who says it’s easy?