2339 – Evidence-Based Aquatic Stretching

Intermediate / Land Workshop


Chicago, IL / Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 1:30-4:30 pm – 3.0 credit hours

(Classroom: 1:30-4:30 pm)


Faculty: Lynda Keane, BSc


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will cover the latest research on stretching in water and its comparison to stretching on land. We will examine the techniques, execution time of each study, and the effect the amount of time can have on the study and client results. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages from each study and the findings to better understand where aquatic stretching fits within the parameters of health-related exercising in water.



1)  Investigate research in aquatic stretching.

2)  Identify the pros and cons of aquatic stretching and compare it to stretching performed on land.

3)  Examine samples of current research and compare to extrapolate the most relevant information.

4)  Explore duration and types of stretches to recognize the most effective form of stretching for chronic pain and other orthopedic conditions.

5)  Analyze results from each article to evaluate relevance and how to apply in today’s aquatic therapy and rehabilitation sessions.


FACULTY: Lynda Keane, BSc, specializes in aquatic rehabilitation in the UK and has a degree in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. She works with orthopedic and musculoskeletal clients including many with hypermobility. Lynda guest lectures at a UK University in aquatic therapy and writes and presents many workshops for Hydro-Actif.