Length of Course: 18 hours

This course includes all aspects of hydrotherapy: the effective use of ice/cold/hot water modalities. The application of hydrotherapy internally and externally for various disease and pain processes is covered. Special emphasis is placed on hydrotherapy application for pain relief, improvement of strength and endurance and balance improvement. The course includes hands-on "get wet" clinics designed to familiarize the student with current techniques and all equipment used in hydrotherapy settings. Theory, benefits, history and contraindications are included. While the lecture is held on campus, hands-on courses are held directly at clinical pool sites with the instructor.