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Aquaevidenc: European intensive course in adapted aquatics

An intensive course: The Evidence Base for Aquatic Therapy in Persons with Disabilities at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


An intensive course: The Evidence Base for Aquatic Therapy in Persons with Disabilities

July 1 to July 14, 2007

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

In this 2 week intensive course the evidence base (Sackett et al, 2000) for
aquatic therapy in Pulmonary, Neuromuscular, Rheumatologic and Orthopaedic
diseases and disabilities will be reviewed. Groups of specialists will
analyse and discuss the following:

1. Concepts of Aquatic Therapy
2. The direct and long term goals of rehabilitation in the populations
in question.
3. The results of a systematic review of the evidence on aquatic
therapy using the Cochrane strategy.
4. Dry land treatments with similar goals.
5. Field tests for continuous evaluation of treatment in both water and
on dry land.
6. Contra indications of aquatic therapy in these populations.
7. The economic (cost/benefit) implications of aquatic therapy.

The course is a collaboration of:

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education, Lithuania

University of Szeged, Hungary

University of Jyv�skyla, Finland

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Klinik Valens, Switzerland:

More information can be obtained from the local contact person or the coordinator: Prof. Daniel Daly; K.U.Leuven, Belgium ( )
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