Recorded webinar (3 hrs).
This 3-hour webinar is designed to teach aquatic methods to address three common complaints often seen in pediatric and adolescent populations attending therapy: obesity, weakness and incontinence. Therapists will leave with a new bag of treatment options to tackle this trio of complaints. Includes information on how to address incontinence issue related to aquatics.
1. Describe 2 correlations between obesity and children with disabilities.
2. List 3 findings from current research on childhood obesity in children with disabilities.
3. Describe 3 benefits of the aquatic medium as an ideal intervention to address pediatric and adolescent obesity, especially for those with disabilities to promote sustainability of healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of secondary conditions.
4. Design 3 specific aquatic activities or exercises to address childhood/adolescent obesity.
1. List 3 findings from current research on resistance training in children with and without disabilities.
2. Describe 3 benefits of the aquatic medium as an ideal intervention to address pediatric and adolescent weakness and poor endurance with use of resistance training especially for those with a disability.
3. Design 3 specific aquatic activities or exercises to address weakness and poor endurance using aquatic resistance activities and exercises.
1. List 3 findings from current research on treating incontinence in children
2. Describe 3 benefits of the aquatic medium to address pediatric and adolescent incontinence.
3. Design 3 specific aquatic activities or exercises to address pediatric and adolescent incontinence.
Kathleen (Kiki) Dickinson, MPT graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a master's degree in physical therapy. She has worked as a pediatric physical therapist since 1995. Over the last several years her clinic has expanded and developed aquatic therapy programs for adult neuro and ortho populations with an emphasis on individuals with chronic pain and more medically complicated clients. Kiki works at St. Croix Therapy (Therapeutic Services for Children and Adults) in Hudson, Wisconsin and has 17 years of experience developing and implementing therapy programs for a diverse pediatric population which includes working with children of all ages including the birth-to-three population. For more than seven years, Kiki has devoted one day per week in the SNF/TCU setting working with the geriatric and general debilitation population. Her caseload featured a high concentration of patients with psychological issues, including schizophrenia, and a full unit of patients on ventilators. Kiki has over 15 years of on call experience in a high-level acute care setting, with both pediatric and adult patients (University of Minnesota Hospital). Kiki is certified in the Universal Exercise Unit/Therasuit Method and Craniosacral Therapy. She has been an adjunct professor at St. Catherine's University for over ten years and teaches pediatric coursework for their Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Kiki helped develop ATU's novel "Aquatic Therapy for the Speech Therapist" class in 2010. This first-of-its-kind class combined a positioning lab (taught by PT) with a speech & language skills (taught by a SLP). It appears to be the first class to be granted ASHA CEU credits. Kiki teaches custom seminars across the USA for Aquatic Therapy University with an emphasis on the neuro pediatric and adult populations. Certified in: Bad Ragaz Ring Method©, Clinical Ai Chi©, the Universal Exercise Unit/Therasuit Method and Cranial Sacral I and II
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