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Aquatic Sensory & Motor Integration for the Pediatric Therapist (Albuquerque, NM)

 
$455.00
Dates:
Nov 18-19, 2017
Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Hours:
16.0
Instructor:
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
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A 16 hr. training module with over 10 hours in the water packed into 2 days. Designed to teach therapists how to transition their therapy pool into a sensory and motor planning room. Extrapolated from the 16 treatment station concept, therapists will harness the use of common everyday items such as bath blankets, snow shovels, umbrellas, polyspots and clingy clothes to create a sensory effect and to achieve a functional motor response. Each exercise and activity will be examined from the perspective of all the senses: vestibular, tactile, proprioceptive, visual and auditory. The latest aquatic research will be explored and analyzed.
 



Learning Objectives
 

Identify a model program known for its use of sensory stimulation in water.

After learning foundational principles, generate 1-2 reasons why sensory and motor integration is a natural fit for many aquatic settings.

Compare and contrast the relative benefits of 3-4 items, available in pediatric clinics, which can be used to transform a pool into a sensory and motor room.

Without assistance from instructor, create a specialized shopping list of items which can be inexpensively purchased at a Dollar Store (lecture) and used in the pool setting.

After being provided with examples, craft a unique sample home program for parents/caregivers who wish to incorporate 3-4 sensory/motor tasks in the shower, bathtub or community pool.

Describe where to obtain hands-on training in 1-2 techniques (such as NDT, Watsu or Halliwick)

Without assistance from instructors, choose 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities which can be appropriately performed at each of the following 16 stations in the pool:

Shower or hot tub
Pool side (edge of pool)
Pool side (in water)
Pool bottom in shallow water
Platform
Ramp
Ladder
Floatation mat
Therapist as platform
Held by therapist
Free in water (swimming, underwater)
Using playground equipment
Supported by equipment
Near jets or current
Treadmill


Analyze the respective merits of 1-2 aquatic activities in order to increase or diminish:

  • vestibular input
  • tactile input
  • proprioceptive input
  • auditory input
  • visual input
  • and implement appropriately in a lab setting.


With a partner, design and implement a unique 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for the most common pediatric diagnoses.

Design progressions of aquatic treatments incorporating and blending a variety of aquatic therapy techniques and utilizing each technique at the appropriate stage in rehabilitation.

 



Schedule

Day 1
7:45-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:15 Lecture and land lab (includes a 15 minute break) - 4 hrs
12:15-1:15 Lunch (offsite)
1:15-6:30 Pool lab (includes a 15 minute break) - 5 hrs


Day 2
7:45-11:15 Lecture and land lab (includes a 15 minute break) - 3.25 hrs
11:15-12:00 Lunch (onsite)
12-4 Pool lab (includes a 15 minute break) - 3.75 hrs

 


Your Instructor:
 

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
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andrea salzman picAndrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters degree in physical therapy. Salzman is the Founder and Owner of the Aquatic Resources Network, the largest multidisciplinary clearinghouse of information on aquatic therapy. She is Vice President of 10K Health, LLC, a temporary staffing agency. She currently serves as Director of Programming for Aquatic Therapy University and has assisted hundreds of facilities during the start-up and training phases of their aquatic practice.

She has served as: 

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy;
  • Manager, Regions Hospital Therapy Pool;
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Catherine's PT program:
  • Functional Design Consultant; Aquatic Therapy Facilities:
  • ARN Database Creator, 19,000 aquatic professionals;
  • Aquatic Health Research Database (AHRD) Creator, 8000 abstracts and growing;
  • Author, 5 aquatic therapy-related texts;
  • Monthly columnist, Aquatics International, Advance for PTs, Onsite Fitness


In 2010, Salzman received the highest honor given to an aquatic physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award.

What they are saying about Andrea


 

About ATU Training
 

  • Our classes are taught by board-certified therapists and physicians with Masters degrees and above who have extensive aquatic experience. Our instructors will teach you the essentials you need to know in order to get you started with your aquatic therapy career.
     
  • Our teaching style is entirely hands-on and personal. You will first be introduced to new concepts and techniques during classroom lectures after which you will transition into the pool to tactilly apply what you have learned. Classes are capped at 25-30 students to insure all attendees receive the one-on-one personalized attention we are known for.
     
  • ATU classes take place in warm-water pools that are 88-93 degrees F.
     
  • Because learning is a continual process, all students will go home with a class manual that reinforces the concepts covered in class. They also get a free 1-year membership to Aquatic Resources Network's online research, support forums and equipment discounts.
     

ATU Credentialing

This is a 800 series class (teaches beginning skills). This class is an elective class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the pediatric track.

 


 

APPLICABILITY FOR PT

CPT Code 97113 (Aquatic Therapy) is a designated code for the technique of aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is a recognized procedure by the American Medical Association, the American Physical Therapy Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Physical therapists and assistants are recognized providers of aquatic therapy in all states and by most payers, including Medicare and Medicaid. The provision of skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

 


 

APPLICABILITY FOR OT

CPT Code 97113 (Aquatic Therapy) is a designated code for the technique of aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is a recognized procedure by the American Medical Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Occupational therapists and assistants are recognized providers of aquatic therapy in all states and by most payers, including Medicare and Medicaid. The provision of skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

 


 

APPLICABILITY FOR SLP

SLPs may choose to operate in an aquatic setting in order to benefit from the fluid and thermal properties of water while providing therapeutic interventions within their scope of practice. They do not typically seek reimbursement under CPT code 97113, but rather use traditional speech codes. ASHA has now granted CE hours for multiple aquatic therapy trainings, including a 16 hour Aquatic Therapy University training designed exclusively for the SLP provider. The provision of skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

Airport:

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)


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Lunch: Provided
Energy Breaks: Provided
Water: Provided
Dinner: On your own

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Programming Changes: Due to unforeseen circumstances, ATU schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice.


Cancellation of Class By ATU: ATU classes may be cancelled for low registration up to 30 days prior to the class. In this event, a full refund of class tuition or a voucher to another class will be issued to students. ATU does not reimburse change fees, airline tickets or any other travel related expenses, so please do not make plans until you receive the 30-day confirmation prior to the conference.


Cancellation of Class by Student:  A refund, minus a $175 reseating fee, will be given for student cancellations made prior to 30 days before the conference. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 30 day deadline. In the event of a student cancellation after the deadline, enrollment fees may be transferred to other ATU courses within 12 months at no charge.

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