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KinFloat Aquatic Wellness Center

Hands-On Aquatic Therapy for the Ortho Neuro Therapist (2-Day Class)

Get ready to get stuffed, saturated and wrinkled! This “how-to” seminar will put your body in the pool for 2 unbelievably extensive days of skill acquisition.

Hands-On Aquatic Therapy for the Ortho Neuro Therapist (2-Day Class)
Hands-On Aquatic Therapy for the Ortho Neuro Therapist (2-Day Class)

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2024, 8:00 AM AST – Feb 25, 2024, 5:30 PM AST

KinFloat Aquatic Wellness Center, 1768 Av. Glasgow, San Juan, 00921, Puerto Rico

About the event

Description:

Get ready to get stuffed, saturated and wrinkled! This “how-to” seminar will put your body in the pool for 2 unbelievably extensive days of skill acquisition (16 hours of class; 8 hours of pool lab). Think of this as the Appetizer Sampler of Aquatic Therapy seminars. You will be exposed to most of the popular aquatic techniques currently being used in clinics across the globe -- and learn 2 or 3 new ones. Why sit through all-day lectures on theory? Instead, get in the water and learn hands-on handling techniques that will leave you with new, concrete skills and the confidence to apply them to your musculoskeletal and neurological patients. And you’ll have a blast doing it.

Target Audience - PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, SLPs, and other aquatic professionals, such as adapted aquatics professionals and recreational therapists.

ATU Seminars provide 16 contact hours or 1.6 CCUs or their CEU equivalent as follows

Learning Objectives: 

1. Design a 3-step plan to improve patient satisfaction when providing aquatic therapy services. 2. Verbally compare precautions of aquatic therapy for 2-3 common orthopedic or neurological conditions. 3. Using the PEDro scale, appraise the merit of a published study which supports the need to address patient satisfaction in order to improve outcomes. 4. Make an evidence-supported argument about the value of 2-3 exercise regimes based on the studies presented in class. 5. Demonstrate the ability to manipulate 2-3 hydrodynamic properties (e.g. alter effect of buoyancy/viscosity/pressure on patient) during pool lab on command 6. Demonstrate the ability to perform at least 1 aquatic skill from each of the following techniques learned in class:

  • progressive resistive exercise,
  • proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation,
  • active stretching,
  • trunk stabilization,
  • functional skills training,
  • Salzman Blanket Drills,
  • Aquatic Adaptations of the Berg,
  • passive stretching and manual therapy
  • and exercises/flows loosely based on Watsu, T'ai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, adapted aquatics.

7. Execute a 15 minute mock treatment session in the pool, using role play, including making corrections to a partner's execution of these techniques. 8. In a pool lab session, teach at least 1 method to do each of the following: increase ROM, improve strength, decrease hypertonicity, decrease pain, improve trunk stability, improve balance and proprioception, and improve functional skills.

Time Commitment: 16 hours; includes written and practical exam

Hours:

 Saturday, Feb. 24 8:00AM-5:00PM  Sunday, Feb. 25 8:00AM-5:00PM

Cost:

Early Bird: $595 (pay on or before January 25, 2024)

Regular: $695 (pay on or before February 10, 2024)

Registration Fee: Paypal fees are applied at checkout

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