Mechanics and Fluidmechanics (Pöyhönen 2009)

Physical properties of water – effects on human physiology (brief overview)

Part 1

  • Reduced gravity conditions
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  •  Water temperature
  • Circulation
    • heart
    • renal / pulmonary
    • function
    • musculoskeletal
    • system

PART 2

  • Neuromuscular function in water (biomechanics)
    • water resistance
    • muscle function (EMG)
    • reflex sensitivity
    • effects of aquatic
    • exercise programs on neuromuscular function

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