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Free Webinar Explores Influence of Aquatic Environment on Cognition and Gait

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A learning opportunity for PTs, OTs, PTAs, OTAs, and leaders of fitness and wellness programs will help explain biomechanical differences between locomotion on land, in shallow water, and underwater at a free webinar April 22 from 1 pm to 2 pm EDT.

The webinar is hosted by HydroWorx, Middletown, Pa, and features Eadric Bressel, PhD, professor and clinical research scientist in the Sports Medicine Program and Dennis Dolny, PhD, department head of Health, Physical Education & Recreation in the College of Education & Human Services at Utah State University.

To help attendees round out their understanding of the aquatic environment, Bressel and Dolny will review research that is exploring two big questions about aquatic environments: (1) How does walking in shallow water compare to walking on an underwater treadmill or on land? (2) Does the aquatic environment influence cognition?

The event includes a review of research on the biomechanical comparisons of locomotion in water and on land. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about cognition—one of the least-studied areas in aquatics therapy—when new research is revealed that links immersion in water to brain activity. The webinar is designed to help attendees learn why aquatic programming may have additional value for their participants.

Registration for the event—and more details about the speakers—is available at the online registration page.

[Source: HydroWorx]