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Aquatic Physiotherapy: What Does it Bring to the Therapeutic Table?

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Therapists who routinely work in water are naturally drawn to the benefits of aquatic physiotherapy. Before choosing to work in water, however, the therapist should be able to construct a case for aquatic-based physiotherapy based on the known effects of immersion.

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Therapists who routinely work in water are naturally drawn to the benefits of aquatic physiotherapy. However, the sole justification for choosing the aquatic environment cannot be that you think everyone ought to spend some quality time in the water. The water offers a therapeutic environment that brings unique fluid and thermal properties to the therapeutic table. Before choosing to work in water, however, the therapist should be able to construct a case for aquatic-based physiotherapy based on the known effects of immersion.

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Andrea Salzman
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master’s degree in physical therapy in 1992. Over the last two decades, she has held numerous prominent leadership roles in the physical therapy field, with a heavy emphasis on academic writing and administrative functions. Between 1995 and 1998, Salzman served as the Editor-in-Chief of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) journal. In 2010, Salzman received one of the highest honors given to a physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. Between 2012 and the present, Salzman has written 12 physical therapy courses for Care2Learn, Relias Learning and reviewed over 100 other course offerings. Currently, Salzman continues in her writing, leadership and administrative roles at Aquatic Therapy University and 10K Health.
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