Aquatic Therapy - www.polioplace.org
Aquatic therapy programs, one of the best forms of exercise for polio survivors due to reduced gravity and buoyancy, may include a combination of the following: range-of-motion, strengthening, or aerobic exercises, stretching, relaxation, and swimming. Before establishing an aquatic therapy program, consult with a medical professional familiar with the late effects of polio to design one based on the individual’s specific strengths and weaknesses due to prior polio. Additionally, aquatic therapy may be inappropriate for individuals with heart disease, etc.
Warm Water Pool Excercise - www.skally.net
"Pool exercise is one of the best types of exercise that a person with Post-Polio can participate in since it is less stressful to the body,", according to Robbie Leonard, M.S., P.T., Director of Physical Therapy at Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, Warm Springs, Georgia. But it depends on an individual's strengths and weaknesses as to whether pool exercise is appropriate. Each person should be evaluated by a physical therapist and given an individualized exercise program, since each person's strengths and weaknesses are unique.
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Benefits and Techniques of Aquatic Therapy - www.post-polio.org
Almost any person regardless of age or physical condition can benefit from exercise and improve their fitness level. Fitness is defined as adapting to the enviroment so as to be capable of surviving. A state of physical fitness exercises are designed to improve endurance.