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Endless Pools
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Aquatic Sensory & Motor Integration for the Lifespan: Pediatric to Geriatric

 
$5,995.00
UPC:
GS833
Tracks:
Pediatric
Length:
2-Days
Credit Hours:
16.0
CCUs:
18.0
Instructor:
PT
Level:
Advanced
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This class has been Super-Sized!
Approved by the FSBPT for 20.0 CCUs

 

ABOUT THIS 2 DAY TRAINING

This is a 16 hour training module packed into 2 days (7 hr lecture plus 9 hr pool lab). This 2-day course will teach your staff how to transition your therapy pool into a sensory and motor planning room for pediatric, adult and geriatric clients. 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. This course includes information on integrating primitive reflexes into aquatic session. Each exercise and activity will be examined from the perspective of all the senses: vestibular, tactile, proprioceptive, visual and auditory.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

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

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

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

5. 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.

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

7. Without assistance from instructors, choose 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities which can be appropriately performed at each of the following 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

8. 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.

9. With a partner, design and implement a unique 15-minute aquatic treatment plan (including equipment selection) for the most common diagnoses.

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


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Day 1

7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:00 Lecture/land lab
12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:15-3:15 Pool lab
3:15-3:30 Energy break
3:30-5:30 Pool lab

 

Day 2

8:00-12:00 Lecture/land lab
12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:15-3:15 Pool lab
3:15-3:30 Energy break
3:30-5:30 Pool lab

ABOUT ATU TRAININGS:

  • Our classes are taught by board-certified therapists and physicians 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.

     
  • 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 Intermediate skills). This class is an elective class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the Pediatric and Geriatric Track.

 


Applicability for PTs/PTAs

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 aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowledge; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

Applicability for OTs/OTAs

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 aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowledge; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

 

For those managers or directors that want to order this course for their staff, the following add-ons are available:


MARS Discount

Short for Marketing, Advertising and Registration Service, this add-on is designed to help you preserve valuable resources and defray training costs when you open up your polyclinics to outside therapists. Going "open" allows you to transfer your registration worries to us as we employ our extensive online web presence to find you new attendees. Why? Because we give you a $1000 discount. All we ask in return is to let us register at least 3 outsiders and that you treat them the same as you treat your own people (e.g. meals, pool access, etc.).


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ATU Inside℠ Staff Certification

Sign up for this value-packed add-on and we will provide you with two ATU Inside℠ window decals and a year's supply of customized marketing brochures for display in your lobby for. We can also provide you with up to 25 brochures for you to send any referring physicians or clinics in your area. Let the world know that you have a leg up on the competition and that your therapists have been trained by the very best!


CEU Pre-Approval Service

Don't have the time or staff to fill out the myriad forms required by your state licensing board? Let our continuing-education experts handle all the paperwork headaches. We will apply for CEU pre-approvals and pay any fees required by your state PT and OT and SLP agencies for you so your therapists can concentrate on their clients.


Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp DVD Pre-Study Module

We will send you up to 10 manuals and  one DVD of our time-tested Aqautic Therapy Boot Camp, good for 4.0 credit hours. Facilities choose this add-on to allow their staff to prepare in advance without the need for pool downtime. Take this module at your leisure during lunches or take-home sessions. Comes with enough manuals for your entire staff.


Pre-Conference Site Survey

Is your pool under-utilized? Patient census down? Insurers slow to pay? We can help with that! Just sign up for our day-long Site Survey Add-On and our consultants will tour your facility, browse your policies and procedures and review your marketing materials. We will then recommend best-practice improvements to your staffing, training, programming and billing functions to help turn your operations around and become profitable again. Visit typically scheduled the day before polyclinic, but can be after. Price is $2000 for one-day visit and consult, $1000 for 1/2 day. Add-On includes 2-hr question-and-answer forum and a bound Site Survey Report.

 

While ATU strives to present as small a footprint as possible to our valued customers, there is still a number of responsibilities we ask our facilities to fulfill . Here are some of those tasks:


Minimum Equipment List

A minimum equipment list is to be provided by the host facility. This is the pool equipment needed by the instructor to teach the polyclinic. This is to be either in possession or purchased by the start of class. ATU will provide the facility with the required MEL within 4 weeks of class as well as make a good faith effort to keep this list to the minimum needed for your staff to practice and treat patients with after we leave.


Catering

As host, you are free to administer your polyclinic as you see fit. While some facilities provide lunches and energy breaks to their staff during in-services, others release their staff to get lunch on their own. Either way you decide, please remember to treat all your attendees as you would your own staff. 


Pool Temperature

Water temperature should be kept as close to 91-93 degrees as possible to maximize attention span and minimize hypothermia during our 3-4 hour-long lab sessions. The air temp should also be kept within 10 degrees of the water temp. While we will hold the polyclinic no matter the temperature, you may want to consider holding the class at another pool in your area if your site cannot accommodate this range.


Facilitator

A point-of-contact is needed who is familiar with your facility and able to help coordinate and pre-plan the polyclinic with  ATU staff and instructor. This person will need to provide equipment lists, campus maps, directions, pool layouts and floor diagrams, as needed. Also, the facilitator should be available all days of the polyclinic to help set up the classroom, ready equipment for the labs, meet and orient the instructror, open up the facility and arrange for catering.

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