This article aims to inform readers of the basic principles and practices which underpin the use of aquatic therapy as part of an injury rehabilitation programme, and will introduce the common indications and contraindications for the use of this therapy within a patient’s ongoing management. The main principles on which aquatic therapy has been developed are described, along with some examples of practical applications, which will allow the reader to take ideas straight from page to pool.
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