I have also learned that there are many different techniques to use when providing aquatic therapy. The focus of this article will include a brief history of aquatic therapy, an overview of aquatic principles, the therapeutic benefits, as well as aquatic therapy techniques including, Bad Ragaz Ring Method, Watsu®, Ai Chi, and AquaStretchTM.
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Kirk Howard, MS, ACSM-CEP, ATRIC, CBIS
Kirk has worked at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc since 2012 where he provides fitness and aquatic therapy to patients with brain and spinal cord injuries. He has experience working with a variety of populations including cardiovascular, pulmonary, developmental disabled, orthopedic, neurological, cancer, metabolic, geriatric, and pediatric. Kirk holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Management and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology both from Eastern Michigan University. He is certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist through American College of Sports Medicine, Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute Certified, and Certified as a Brain Injury Specialist through the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist.