The Complete Guide to Aqua Exercise for Pregnancy and Postnatal Health

The Complete Guide to Aqua Exercise for Pregnancy and Postnatal Health

by Sarah Bolitho, Vicky Hatch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408192740
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/08/2014
Series: Complete Guides Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Sarah Bolitho is Curriculum and Business Development Coordinator at Fitness Wales. Vicky Hatch is an Exercise Practitioner at Papworth Hospital.

Table of Contents

Chapter content overview

Section 1 – Underpinning Knowledge

Chapter 1 - introduction

Introduction and brief overview of pregnancy

Physiological changes of pregnancy relevant to water based exercise including:

Cardiovascular and respiratory systems

Musculoskeletal systems

Weight and body mass changes

Introduction and overview of water based exercise

Properties of water

Movement and muscle actions in water

Balance and stability

Chapter 2 – why water?

Benefits of water based exercise for pre and post natal women

Potential risks of water based exercise during pregnancy

Contraindications to activity during pregnancy and the post natal period

Section 2 – Skills

Chapter 3 – motivating and supporting clients

Motivation to exercise in pregnancy

Potential barriers to becoming more active in pregnancy

Promoting long term health behaviour change

Chapter 4 – instructor skills

The role and scopeof an instructor

Skills of a good instructor

Professional issues (insurance etc.)

Teaching skills including group management

Section 3 – Practical application

Chapter 5 - planning

Pre-session planning including:

Screening, cautions and contraindications

Pool and environment considerations

Health and safety

Session planning including:

Pre- session considerations

Session components (warm up, main activity, cool down)

Post session monitoring

Chapter 6 – session content - pre natal

The exercises

Using equipment

Example exercises and session formats

Chapter 7 – session content – post natal

The exercises

Using equipment

Example exercises and session formats

Chapter 8

Additional considerations for clients in the following categories:

Cardiac

Obesity/overweight

Diabetes

Orthopaedic issues

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