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Aquatic Therapy Temperatures

October 18th, 2010
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Pool temperature makes a difference in how you feel, how your clients feel and what type of therapeutic exercise you’ll use. Remember this concept:

There are two ways to increase body heat: Internally and externally. If your water is warm (94 – 98º) your program should be passive (because you’re heating externally) and if you water is moderate (86 – 90º) your program can be more active (to create heat internally). This works unless you’re working with clients who have thermoregulatory problems.

Click here to learn more about the therapeutic properites of warm water therapy.

http://www.atri.org/Aq%20Therapy%20Temps.pdf

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