Briggs, MS, ATRIC, Clinical Professor of Exercise Physiology at WVU, co-wrote and
appears in this video which catalogs the stories of three SCI patients who have
used aquatic therapy for their long-term rehabilitation and recovery program.
Guy Hornsby, PhD, Assoc.
Professor of Ex. Phys. discusses the merits of aquatic therapy and the benefits
it has over traditional “on-land” exercise and conditioning programs.
Russell Biundo, MD (Physiatrist) presents the medical rationale for aquatic therapy and
delves into the technical aspects of physical conditioning and strength
Aquatic therapy professionals will benefit from learning this novel
approach to a long-term physical fitness and rehabilitation program developed by Ms.
Briggs and the West Virginia University Exercise Physiology School at Morgantown, WV. Intended to introduce those unaware of aqua
therapy's benefits, health care professionals and students alike will learn of
this proven, holistic approach to overall well-being when performing this method of treatment.
Patients with spinal cord injuries and
their families will also enjoy this crisp presentation.
touch of humor and moments of true inspiration distinguish this production from
the ordinary. The road to recovery
after a spinal cord injury is a long one. And
this video presents the possibilities for recovery that can only be achieved
through aquatic therapy.
Briggs received the Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute's Tsunami Spirit Award in 1996.
In 2000, the Institute honored Paula with its Professional of the