Exciting Video for Aqua Therapy Professionals

    West Virginia University announces:

THERAPY & BEYOND: Aquatic Therapy for Spinal Cord Injuries. 

    Paula 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 training.

     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. 

    A 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.

    Paula Briggs received the Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute's Tsunami Spirit Award in 1996.  In 2000, the Institute honored Paula with its Professional of the Year  award.

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WVU Exercise Physiology School  http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/ep/

Aquatic Therapy Curriculum http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/ep/aquaticTherapyBS.asp




Therapy and Beyond: Aquatic Therapy for Spinal Cord Injuries  is a production of West Virginia University.  All rights reserved. Running time: 16 minutes.  English (no subtitles)  Credits.
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