Aquatic Recreation to Aquatic Therapy: The Known Benefits of Aquatic Exercise for Seniors
Kim R. Beason, Ph.D. - University of Mississippi
World over aquatic practitioners and researchers provide anecdotal and empirical evidence that water based programs cause physiological, psychological, and social benefits for older adults. This presentation highlights the multitudinous health benefits that aquatic exercise and therapy programming provides for senior adults and offers examples of empirical research, case study of selected community-based aquatic programs, and first-person comments of senior adult participants and clients.
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