2023-2024 / KINE0645-1



10h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physiotherapy and rehabilitation2 crédits 


Jean-Louis Croisier, Sébastien Wolfs

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course structure corresponds to the study:
- The forces present in an aquatic environement and the influence of ton the move - therapeutic implications
- Physical characteristics of aquatic environement - physiological consequences - therapeutic implications
- The significant infrastructure elements of the hydrotherapy center and more particularly the pool.
- The necessary equipment for the hydrotherapy care of a patient
- Indications and against indications of hydrotherapy
- Approaches / methods of patient care aquatic
- Of commonly encountered diseases
- The biopscychosocial component of hydrotherapy

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

after this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the hydrotherapy influence on physical, physiological and biopsychosocial aspect.
- To propose a rational management of pathology in hydrotherapy.
- To assess the value of hydrotherapy in support remaining attentive to the limits and contra-indications.
- to develop an exercise program adapted to the specificity and the evolution of the patient.
- To participate in setting up a hydrotherapy pool by bringing his knowledge of specific infrastructure.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A good knowledge of the course of Physics Block1 Q1 (mechanical, fluid mechanics, ...) is necessary for the proper understanding of the topics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course is based on ex cathedra courses, presented via audio-visual media.
A large number of photos, videos are used.
Many concrete examples will be shared to make this interactive course and promote the acquisition of knowledge.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face to face theoretical course : 2 quadrimester (see course timetable).

Recommended or required readings

Available in this section.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


CROISIER, Jean-Louis (ISEPK, Bât. B.21 et C.H.U., Médecine physique et Kinésithérapie - Réadaption, polyclinique niveau -2 ) Tél. : 04/366.39.32 ; 04/366.78.25 ; E-mail : jlcroisier@uliege.be
WOLFS Sebastien ( ISEPK, Bât. B21 ) Tel 04/366.35.77 E-mail: sebastien.wolfs@uliege.be

Secrétariat : Mme A. DEFAIFVE - adepaifve@uliege.be  (04/366.38.90) - Mme A. HANSSEN - ahanssen@uliege.be  (04/366.38.97) - M. S. JASPAR steve.jaspar@uliege.be (04/366.38.97).

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