This book, the first and only one of its kind, is a user-friendly reference guide to aquatic exercises. It is intended for aquatic exercise enthusiasts, aquatic exercise and fitness instructors, personal trainers,
clinicians, therapists and clients.
You will find a wide spectrum of clear, specific and proven aquatic exercises for optimal fitness, wellness and rehabilitation.
The authors, Laura Diamond, PT, MS, and Phillip Marchese, PT, DPT, have collaborated professionally for years, developing improved tools for independent aquatic programs and patient education to maximize results in aquatic therapy.
This book is their attempt to share their accumulated knowledge and techniques through a set of exercises so that others may benefit both professionally and personally.
Why this text?
Get in the Water! 194 Aquatic Exercises for Fitness and Rehabilitation offers a navigable and accessible way to learn the aquatic exercises that will help you (or your client) meet your health goals. Your unique, personal aquatic program can be designed from almost 200 exercises with clear instructions on how to perform them safely and effectively - with tips on how to enhance your progress.
- 194 illustrated exercises with clear instructions, designed so you can customize and personalize your exercise program
- Easy-to-find exercises for specific body regions - shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, abdominals, etc.
- Chart to guide you in selecting the exercises that will help you achieve your goals - core strength,
range of motion, balance, coordination, cardiovascular fitness, etc.
- Information on specific pieces of equipment that can enhance your progress
- Safety guidelines
Order the Companion Two DVD Set
"Get in the Water! 194 Aquatic Exercises for Fitness and Rehabilitation," will help you optimize the resources in this book. The first DVD shows Laura performing each of the exercises. The exercises are demonstrated in a 30-to-60-second-long clip, which includes both the purpose of each exercise and an explanation of how to perform the exercise. The second DVD provides additional suggestions for performing the exercises, such as alterations and modifications to make them more or less difficult.
It also cites guidelines for specific patient populations. While listening to the narration, related exercises are demonstrated for the viewer.
Contact Laura to order the DVD, to order this book in a spiral version for ease of copying for personal use, and for consultations.
Laura Diamond, PT, MS
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About the Author
She established Diamond Physical Therapy Associates, PC in 1993 and takes great pride in her practice. Since 1993, Laura has successfully maintained her commitment to individualized care and exceptional patient service. Laura is regarded by her colleagues as being the "go-to" aquatic physical therapist in the Boston area.
Experiences as an aquatics director, instructor trainer, consultant, and swimming coach led Laura to obtain her degree in physical therapy and specialize in therapeutic aquatics. Laura received a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1989, a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Saint Lawrence University in 1978 and has completed postgraduate courses in manual therapy and water therapy techniques.
Being in and around water is not only her profession - it is her passion. Laura is an avid kayaker and swimmer, often going into the wilderness worldwide for extended camping and kayaking trips. There, she enjoys the peace, solitude, meditation and rejuvenation that the water provides.
Philip Marchese, PT, DPT is a physical therapist in home health care, which is where he believes he can make the largest impact on his patients' lives. Phil also has treated patients in the aquatic environment and has conducted evidence-based research on the impact of therapeutic aquatic exercise.
Phil received his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from Syracuse University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Boston University. He has completed postgraduate education courses in manual techniques and orthopedic injury management.
In addition to being a physical therapist, he has been a business owner, real estate investor and is an entrepreneur. His most rewarding accomplishment is his devotion to his wife and triplet boys.