Hydrotherapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750622615


1st Edition

Principles and Practice

Authors: Margaret Reid Campion
Paperback ISBN: 9780750622615
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th January 1997
Page Count: 354


Internationally known as a leader and innovator in hydrotherapy, Margaret Reid Campion has long been associated with the Halliwick approach to exercise techniques in water. This book combines her previous works on paediatric and adult hydrotherapy: the valuable rehabilitative and recreational ideas for children in water are linked with constructive and sensible guidelines for both traditional and original prescriptions for the rehabilitation of adults.
In this contemporary and completely revised edition an impressive range of contributors have been gathered together to produce a definitive but practical text. Throughout the awareness of the value of the principles and practice of the Halliwick Method are linked to managing hydrotherapy treatments. The chapter The Halliwick Method and Conductive Education acts as a bridge between child and adult hydrotherapy.

1.Principles - the effects of activity in water, essential features of up-to-date pool design, basic physics, and assessment and recording.
2.Practice of paediatric hydrotherapy - an authoritative and comprehensive guide with valuable instructions and ideas for the rehabilitation and recreation of children in water.
3.Practice of adult hydrotherapy - a fundamental guide to aid a variety of conditions including neurosurgical and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases; recent developments in spinal mobilization are introduced and the use of Watsu in rheumatic disorders is indicated.
4.Health promotion - outlining hydrotherapy in the child-bearing year, aqua-relaxation for mothers and babies, and water fitness for the older child.

Essential reading for physiotherapy students at all levels Hydrotherapy: principles and practice will be invaluable as the basic hydrotherapy text.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Hydrotherapy; Section I - Principles: The physiological, therapeutic and psychological effects of activity in water; Key features of pool design and caring for the pool; Basic physics - shape and density; Assessment and recording; Section II - Practice of Paediatric Hydrotherapy: Activity in water - ways and means; Specific paediatric disabilities and their handling; The Halliwick Method and Conductive eduction; Section III - Practice of Adult Hydrotherapy: Techniques of exercise in water and therapeutic swimming; Overview to Chapters 9 and 10; The neurosurgical patient and head injuries; Neurological rehabilitation; Overview to Chapters 11 and 12; Spinal mobilizations; Spinal cord injuries; Overview to Chapters 13, 14 and 15; Rheumatic diseases; Orthopaedics; Management of sports injuries. Section IV - Health Promotion: Overview to Chapters 16, 17 and 18; Aquanatal exercise; Aqua relaxation for mothers and babies; Water fitness for the older adult and frail aged; Appendix; Index.


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About the Author

Margaret Reid Campion

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Hydrotherapy, Formerly Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia