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Aquatics International - In Memoriam: John K. Williams Jr.
Amputee Coalition
Bates, A., N. Hanson. Aquatic Exercise Therapy. WB Saunders: Philadelphia, 1996.
Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual.  AEA: Nokomis, FL, 1995.
Baum, G. Aquarobics, the Training Manual. WB Saunders: Philadelphia, 1998.
Bedgood, D. Nalu: the Art and Science of Aquatic Fitness, Bodywork and Therapy. AEI Press: Key West, 2004.
Campion, M. R. Hydrotherapy, Principles and Practice. Butterworth Heinemann Publishers: London, 1997.
Case, L.  Fitness Aquatics.  Human Kinetics: Champaign, 1998.
Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy, Bruce E. Becker, MD and Andrew J. Cole MD 3rd edition available from
Cousins, N.  The Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient. W. W. Norton and Company: New York, 1991.
Durak, E. “The Use of Exercise in the Cancer Recovery Process”.  ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal 5 (2001) 6-10.
Gardiner, J.  “Heal Thyself”.  IDEA Health and Fitness, 2003.
Hirshaut, Y., Pressman, P. Breast Cancer: The Complete Guide.  Bantam: New York, 2000.
Holland, J.F., et. al.  Cancer Medicine. Williams and Wilkins: Baltimore, 1993.
Kennedy, C.A.  “Personal Training Poolside” IDEA Health and Fitness, 2003.
Kennedy, C., Sanders, M. “Strength training gets wet” IDEA Today 13 (1995) 25-30.
Konno, J., Sova, R. Ai Chi- Flowing Aquatic Energy.  DSL Ltd: Port Washington, 1996.
Koury, J.  Aquatic Exercise Therapy.  Human Kinetics Publishers: Champaign, 1994.
LePore, M.  Adapted Aquatics Programming.  Human Kinetics Publishers: Champaign, 1998.
Lerner, M.  Choices in Healing:  Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer.  MIT Press: Cambridge, 1994.
Link, J.  Breast Cancer Survival Manual.  Owl Books: New York, 2003.
Love, SM.  Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book.  Perseus Publishing: New York, 2000.
Mitchell, T., Ogden, D. Applications of PNF Patterns in the Aquatic Setting.  Aquatic MS Fit: Austin, 2002.
National Lymphedema Network, Inc.- Program Materials, Oakland, CA.
Salzman, A.  Teacher’s Manual of Advanced Aquatic Therapy. Physical Therapy Press: Oak Ridge, 1998.
Sanders, M.  YMCA Water Fitness for Health. Human Kinetics Publishers: Champaign, 2000.
Takeshima, N., et. al.  ”Water-based Exercise Improves Health-related Aspects of Fitness in Older Women” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 33 (2002) 544-51.
Temoshok, L., Dreher, H. The Type C. Connection, the Behavioral Links to Cancer and Your Health. New York: Random House, 1992.
Vargas, L. Aquatic Therapy: Interventions and Applications. Idyll Arbor: Ravensdale, 2004.
Wells, C. L.  “Physical Activity and Cancer Prevention”  ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal 3 (1999) 13-18.
Zuther,J.  Textbook for Comprehensive Lymphedema Management.  Thieme Publishing: New York, 2004.

The Things I Wish I were Told When I Was Diagnosed with Cancer
10 Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer
5 Ways Service Dogs Help People with Cancer
Talking with Children About a Loved One's Cancer
Thriving as a Caregiver: Tools for Coping When a Loved One has Cancer
Top 12 Cancer Fighting Foods
How Cancer is Treated
Addiction Prevention for Cancer Patients: The Guide to Safe Pain Management
A to Z List of Cancer Drugs

Aquatic Exercise Association
Aquatic Resources Network
Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute
Fitness Learning Systems
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Metroplex Association of Aquatic Professionals (MAAP)
National Fibromyalgia Partnership
Post Polio Health International

Aquatic Colleagues:
Aquafit (Terri Mitchell):
AquaticCentral (Julia Meno-Fettig):
Kinnaird Seminars (Advanced training in therapeutic massage, bodywork and aquatics):
MWAquatics (Mary Wykle):
Ruth Sova:
ShowMe Aquatics and Fitness (Chris Adams):
USA Swimmming (Sue and Mick Nelson):

AquaJogger (catalog):
H20 Waterwear (Catalog): 1-800-321-7848 or
Hydro-fit: 1-800-346-7295 or
Hydrotone: 1-800-622-TONE or
Idyll Arbor Inc (catalog):
Kiefer and Associates (Catalog): 1-800-323-4071 or Nationwide Pools
Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Products (Catalog):
Water WarmUps
Wet Wrap: 1-800-344-9070

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