Aquatic Exercise for Pregnancy: A Resource Book for Midwives and Health and Fitness Professionals

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M&K Update Ltd, 2010 - Aquatic exercises - 121 pages
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Aimed at midwives and health and fitness professionals, this practical, illustrated resource book covers every aspect of one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for pregnant mothers. Aquanatal exercise combines the therapeutic properties of warm water with suitably chosen music, to create a unique method of exercising. Unlike dry land exercise, which tends to work specific parts of the body, aquanatal exercise gently works the whole body.Written by two specialist coaches for the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK), who have developed the UKOCOs first level3 Pregnancy Aquatics, Nutrition and Health module at the University of Salford, this book is the culmination of over ten yearsOCO passionate interest and work in the field of aquanatal exercise.Contents include: Water generally OCo aquanatal specifically The anatomy of movement and the main muscles OCo Pool safety OCo risk assessment and management OCo Getting the best out of your classes OCo Aquanatal choreography OCo Practical tips for more fun and interesting classes OCo Contraindicated aquanatal exercises OCo The pelvic floor and aquanatal exercise OCo Ethical considerations OCo Public health, physical activity and aquanatal exercise OCo quanatal exercise and parent education Nutrition during pregnancy and for physical exercise OCo The law and aquanatal exercise OCo Voice care for the aquanatal exercise coach OCo Marketing within the NHS OCo Sample screening and risk assessment forms OCo Sample sessions plans and client information sheets"
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 The anatomy of movement
11
Chapter 3 Pool safety risk assessment and management
17
Chapter 4 Getting the best out of your classes
23
Chapter 5 Aquanatal choreography
31
Chapter 6 Practical tips for more fun and interesting classes
41
Chapter 7 Contraindicated aquanatal exercises
45
Chapter 8 The pelvic floor and aquanatal exercise
47
PART 2 Aquanatal exercise the context
55
Chapter 14 Voice care for the aquanatal exercise
87
Chapter 15 Marketing within the NHS
91
PART 3 Developing your practice
99
Useful sources of information and contacts
101
Appendix 1 Main muscles of the body that you need to know
105
Appendix 2 Aquanatal exercise participant screening form
106
Appendix 3 Client information sheet
107
Appendix 4 Sample risk assessment proforma
108

Chapter 9 Ethical considerations
57
Chapter 10 Public health physical activity and aquanatal exercise
63
Chapter 11 Aquanatal exercise and parent education
71
Chapter 12 Nutrition during pregnancy and for physical exercise
77
Chapter 13 The law and aquanatal exercise
83
Appendix 5 Blank session plan aims of whole session
109
Appendix 6 An example of a legal case study
110
Appendix 7 Continuing professional development
111
Appendix 8 Aquanatal session plans
114
Index
121

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