Monday, April 10, 2017

SLU PT Students Learn Aquatic Therapy Techniques During Splish Splash Bash

On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, Diane Richter, PT, of Anderson Hospital Outpatient Therapy demonstrated various aquatic therapy techniques to our DPT students. Splish Splash Bash took place at the pool at the Simon Recreation Center on SLU’s campus.

Aquatic therapy refers to treatment in water for physical rehabilitation. The techniques can be used to treat neurological conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, and disabilities, to name a few. The students reviewed the physiological effects different water properties can have on a person’s body. Diane Richter also taught them various types of water exercise suitable for both deep and shallow water.

Thank you to Diane Richter, PT and SLU PT StuCo for an engaging and rewarding experience!

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