Introduction to Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Full-Day Workshop
Speaker: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC See What Intro Registrants have said about the course.
Aquatic therapy and rehabilitation is a growing market and provides an excellent service to clients. As a health professional, here’s the opportunity to enhance your career with the most current essential information you need to get started. Feel confidence in the concepts, compare the efficacy and outcomes to land-based therapy, try several popular aquatic therapy protocols during the in-pool lab, and access resources for more in-depth knowledge.The seminar will include basic aquatic principles including buoyancy, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure, and how those principles change the biomechanics of movement patterns. Participants will experience how the principles affect balance, stabilization and mobility, and how to use laminar flow, turbulence, concentric and eccentric contraction, temperature, positional variations and to improve the client’s benefits. Some terminology is reviewed. Aquatic therapy is shown to improve function in certain clients more rapidly than traditional therapies. Video demonstrations, a review of outcomes (who aquatic rehab works for, indications and contraindications, what diagnoses it helps, why it’s helpful, and when to use it) and the concepts of aquatic therapy protocols are discussed.We will determine the concepts and methodology of popular aquatic therapy and rehabilitation techniques, patient populations that these modalities can work for, and discuss competency and where to learn more about each. Participants will determine which techniques are safe and appropriate for which specialized clientele. Different organizations, individuals, events, and protocols are covered during the resource segment of the presentation. The participants will find out what information is available from each organization, presenter, or workshop. Therapists working with specific populations will know where to access information regarding that population group. Finally, this presentation will allow participants to experiment with the basic concepts of Ai Chi, Ai Chi Ne, Aquatic Feldenkrais®, Bad Ragaz, Triple S, PNF, Halliwick, Massage, Lyu Ki Dou, the Burdenko Method, BackHab, Unpredictable Command Technique, and Watsu® in the pool.
Participants will be introduced to basic hydrodynamic principles and their beneficial effects on clients.
Participants will experience several major aquatic protocols.
Participants will compare very different aquatic protocol concepts.
Participants will match their client situations with one or two aquatic protocols.
Participants will analyze modifications and precautions, indications and contraindications of each aquatic protocol with each client need.
Participants will access aquatic therapy and rehabilitation resources.
What Our Participants Have to Say! Quotes from "Intro to Aquatic Therapy"
"This program was excellent for setting up a new program in our facility. As a program coordinator I can start with one area, and grow later with new knowledge".
Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiology
"This course is great! It is such a nice overview that will help me determine other sessions that will be beneficial for my needs! Ruth is such a good speaker, which enhanced the presentation of so much info!"
Shelby O. Plante, Rec. Ther. Grad. Student
"I now have a better understanding of different theories and finally find myself with a 'bag of tricks' for successful progression during therapy."
Kim Bond Thompson, OT
"The knowledge gained every time I participate in Ruth's classes is amazing. It's not just the information but also the stories and the little added comments that stick. I have my ATRI Certification already and still learned from the course."
Linda Phillips, AEA Certified, ATRIC
"Your discussion was excellent in quality as well as presentation. The content was great. I found the entire day to be inspirational and look forward to the rest of the week."
Michele Borzillo, PT
"Helpful intro to different techniques in the pool. Pool time helped a great deal since I'm the 'kinesthetic' type!"
Alice Bitner, PT
"First time I have evaluated a conference throughout as excellent. A lot of information to go over and absorb."
"Excellent presentation - presented an overview of all potential areas for future development while still providing immediately useable specifics. Ruth's open humorous presentation makes learning easy and enjoyable. Can't wait for the next step!"
Maureen Tinsley, OT, Massage Therapist
"Excellent course - good introduction to the diverse application of aquatics in getting person's back to life. I am now ready to dive in and make aquatics a major part of the action in the North Pole!"
Brenda Rempe, PT, Alaska
"The Intro course has been extremely informative. It will be invaluable in the start up of our new aquatics programs. Thank you."
Michael Curley, A.T.C., C.S.C.S.
The extra "tid-bits" and all extra resources are wonderful to have.
Very enjoyable class. Really nice having an instructor who is not a PT for a change.
"You’ve boosted my excitement about taking my career to a higher and more challenging level. Thanks! "
Polly Rames, OT
"I was so impressed with this course. The organization and compilation of all the information I’m sure took great effort. Even though the cost of the course was high it was well worth it. Quality information and education. The pool demos on various techniques were excellent. This was an outstanding introduction to aquatic therapy."
Jana Frulla, PTA/LMT
To purchase the "Introduction to Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Manual", contact Adolph Kiefer & Associates at www.kiefer.com
For information on courses being offered, contact the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute at www.atri.org
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