Ruth Sova, an internationally recognized leader in the world of aquatic therapy, offers a unique book for those looking to learn more about how movement in the water can benefit and affect the entire body. Sova's Unpredictable Command Technique Book is a guide that can help participants learn and utilize random pattern movements in the water.
What is Unpredictable Command?
By ‘unpredictable command’, Ruth Sova is referring to utilizing familiar and unfamiliar random patterns during an aquatic therapy session. By switching up what your body is already used to, you can achieve an improved awareness of the body and exact voluntary movement. The unpredictable command technique can also help participants improve balance, coordination, agility and reaction time. The program is useful for people who are already well into aquatic therapy sessions, as well as those that would like to increase their somatic awareness for use in other exercises or sports.
Focus on Multiple Movements
Unlike other aquatic therapy programs that isolate certain body areas for use, the unpredictable command technique uses multiple body movements simultaneously. Instead of repeating one movement or exercise a set number of times, which can grow quite monotonous, the method requires participants to use random sequences of movements in a non-conforming number of repetitions. This requires full concentration of the mind and body, and will help the user get more out of the technique than ever before.
Unpredictable Command Technique is a soft cover book that’s easy to transport. UCT is also available in audio cassette form. Ruth Sova’s Unpredictable Command Technique Audio Cassette takes the listener through 45 minutes of UCT exercises. It’s ideal for playing at the pool as additional guidance through the technique.
In addition to UCT, Ruth Sova has a few other books and reference guides to help participants fully understand their journey through the world of Aquatics. Her book, Aquatics: The Complete Reference Guide, is a vast encyclopedia of aquatic wellness information. The book is aimed at aquatic professionals and covers everything from the basics of muscle groups to the physical principles of water and how each affects your water workout.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a new way to take your aquatic therapy sessions to the next level, one that fully incorporates the body and mind, then the Ruth Sova’s Unpredictable Command Technique is a book that you need to have on hand.