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Spectrum of Aquatic Exercise Programming for Elderly Individuals

Norton, Charlotte DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS; Jamison, Lynette MOT, OTR/L, CPO

Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: April-June 2010 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 140–147
doi: 10.1097/TGR.0b013e3181dfdb29

This article examines the spectrum of care for elderly individuals participating in aquatic therapy and their wellness and fitness. The skills, education, training, and regulatory requirements are explored for each discipline in the continuum of care. A case study demonstrates the role of each discipline and how each contributes to the independence and health of an elderly individual.

Building Bridges, Sacramento, California (Ms Norton); and Department of Aquatic & Rehabilitation, Desert Pain Institute, Mesa, Arizona (Ms Jamison).

Corresponding Author: Charlotte Norton, DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS, Building Bridges, Sacramento, CA. (

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.