Halliwick Method

Form of Adapted aquatics which can be modified into actives aquatic therapy. Halliwick is almost always performed in a hand-on manner by the provider and is typically done through the use of games. The client is usually held in the water while the therapist systematically and progressively destabilizes him in order to teach balance and postural control. The therapist progresses the client through a series of activities which require more sophisticated rotational control in an attempt to teach the client to swim or in an attempt to teach control over movement. The client is continuously required to react to and eventually to predict the demands of an unstable environment. The Halliwick combines the unique qualities of the water with rotational control patterns.

 

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