Richard Gene Ruoti, David Michael Morris, Andrew J. Cole
Lippincott, 1997 - Medical - 417 pages
This clinical text serves well as an educative tool for both students and reserachers. Coverage includes the scientific foundations of aquatic rehabilitation, applications to specific patient populations, varied approaches to aquatic rehabilitation, and facilty design and risk management. Features include current information on orthopaedic and neurologic rehabilitation with paediatric and geriatric considerations. Divided into four sections, this text covers the dynamics of water, physiologic effects of water on the body and human performance, uniqueness of the aquatic environment; rationale for specific patient problems; schools of aquatic physical therapy philosophy; transition of patinets from aquatic to terrestrial environment; and assistive devices.
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