Really? Aquatic therapy as a promising treatment for the cardiopulmonary client? So many therapists are still leery of working with the cardiopulmonary-compromised patient in the pool. We get questions like this all the time: Is full body immersion even safe for the congestive heart? Won't the emphysema patient experience a tremendous increase in the work of breathing? What about the rumors that vertical immersion increases arrhythmias for the post-MI patient?
We will conquer all the hesitations... and make an evidence-based case FOR both the safety and effectiveness of treating these at-risk populations in the water. Learn the latest treatments with us at our upcoming Justifiable Aquatic Therapy Strategies for the Client with Cardiopulmonary Compromise class in Phoenix next week.
Here are some of the things we will be teaching:
- forced expiration through tubing for respiratory training
- yoga postures for unsupported upper extremity work (key for pulmonary rehab),
- pilates core work for postural correction,
- plyometric training of the muscles of ambulation (key for cardiac rehab), and more.