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Is Full Body Immersion Safe for the Congestive Heart?

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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.


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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.

 

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