Our objectives are to maintain the Halliwick Concept of swimming for disabled people and to develop the concept and teaching and treatment method in. With the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation, we have put together some guidance for Halliwick clubs as to how this will affect them and what they. Halliwick AST – UK (Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy), from material . And so the Halliwick Method (now known as the ‘Halliwick Concept’) was.

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Independence is an important prerequisite for participation in therapeutic, vocational or recreational activities in a group: The Halliwick Concept is based on a belief in the benefits that can be derived from activities in water, and sets out the fundamentals necessary for their learning.

These benefits include physical, personal, recreational, social and therapeutic aspects. The Concept has influenced aquatic therapy techniques and has been developed into specific therapeutic exercises.

A Ten Point Program is used to reach these goals. The most important part of this program is rotational control.

The Halliwick Concept

The fluid-mechanical properties of water are the basis for the intervention techniques. Turbulent moving water provides resistancetherefore the one will lose balance slowly and has time to react. Buoyancy provides an easy way to change position, which influences the vestibular system as in sensory integration. Buoyancy forces counteract gravity forces and create rotational torques meta-centric effects.


These torques can be used to increase load on connective tissue. Halliwick in Rehabilitation Mostly Halliwick is dynamic to help movement and sensory halilwick.

The Halliwick Method.

In neurological and pediatric rehabilitation, people can experience early mobility. The mechanical advantages of water support the abilities of the trunk in a mobilising and stabilising way. In this sense Halliwick is a constraint-induced movement therapy without the disadvantage of gravity compensation.

Many activities easily can be repeated and varied and people can learn balance and stumble strategies, which have carry-over effects to dry land.

Promoting the Halliwick Concept of Swimming & Rehabilitation in Water

Halliwick also enables a graded activity program: Health Benefits Activities in warm water: Promote well-being Reduce anxiety Alleviate chronic pain Relieve stress Ease the pain of fibromyalgia It is believed that the thermal properties of water help healing. This reaction is thought metthod. Body temperature water offers a unique and ideal medium for freeing energy. The lightness of the body in water allows the Aquatic practitioner halliwic, float you, which has the following effects:.

All of the above benefits are simply not possible with land exercise. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited during activities. There are several precautions you need to consider before participating the thermal aquatic bodywork:. What is the Halliwick Concept? Aquatic Therapy Exercises, founded by the late James McMillan The Halliwick concept originally developed balliwick teach people with physical disability to swim and make them independent in water.


Mostly Halliwick is dynamic to help movement and sensory input. Activities in warm water: This reaction is thought to: Lessen pain sensitivity Stimulate the immune system Aid lymphatic drainage Increase blood circulation It is also likely to leave you both physically and mentally relaxed.

The lightness of the body in water allows the Aquatic practitioner to float you, which has the following effects: Frees the spinal vertebrae Rotates joint articulations Elongates muscles All of the above benefits are simply not possible ha,liwick land exercise.

There are several hallliwick you need to consider before participating the thermal aquatic bodywork: You can not take part if you suffer from any of the following conditions: What are the physiological changes in our body during Aquatic exercise: Decreased heart rate Decreased rate of respiration Increased depth of respiration Increased peripheral vasodilatation Halliwidk smooth muscle activity digestion Decreased activation of striated muscles skeletal Decreased spasticity Decreased muscle spasm Decreased reticular activating system RAS activity Enhanced immune system response.

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