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Aquatic Sensory & Motor Integration for the Pediatric Therapist (San Juan, PR)

 
$595.00 - $744.00
UPC:
PS831
Location:
San Juan, PR
Dates:
Jan 18-20, 2019
Credit Hours:
16.0
Instructor:
Debbie Torrellas, LMT, ATPI
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Price (per unit)
1+
$595.00
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Cancellation Policy

 

Host Facility

Float Aqua Wellness Center 
Glasgow Ave. 1768 College Park
San Juan, PR  00921

  

 

 

Note: this class is being run by our Caribbean Campus affiliate, Float Therapy Services. Payment is by money order only for the moment. Clicking the Add to Cart button will take you away from the ATU website and redirect you to the Float payment page. Please review their cancellation and refund policies carefully before registering.

 

ABOUT THIS TRAINING (WITH OPTIONAL 1-DAY BOOT CAMP ON JAN 18)

 

A 16 hr. training module packed into 2 days ( 7 hr lecture plus 9 hr pool lab). Watch sample clip of Aquatic Sensory Integration.

 

This 2-day class is designed to teach your staff how to transition your 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.

 

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 pediatric 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 pediatric 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.


Schedule

Day 1

7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:00 Lecture/land lab (15 min energy break at 10am)
12:00-1:00 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 (15min energy break at 10am)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:15-3:15 Pool lab
3:15-3:30 Energy break
3:30-5:30 Pool lab

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Debbie Torrellas, LMT, WP, RYT, ATPI

Debbie is Director of ATU's Caribbean Campus as well as Owner and Director of Float Aqua Wellness Center of San Juan, PR. She has 11 years in aquatics as a Licensed Massage Therapist, certified Watsu Therapist, certified Ratha Yoga Teacher and an ATU Aquatic Therapy Professional Instructor. She designes and instructs alternative modalities in water as AcuaYogi Method, KinAqua Flow levels 1-3. Aquatic Therapy Pool Consultant. Recognized as Women Professional of the Year 2009. She is passionately dedicated to provide tailored and confidential, proven services as the best solution to overcome any kind of health challenges. From personal experience and training she has demonstrated the success of her programs through actual life testimonies and medical referral satisfaction. 


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.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This is a 700 series class (teaches Basic-Intermediate skills) and is designed primarily for therapists who have 1 year of experience working in water. All students are asked to complete a 4 hour digital training provided to them prior to class, provided free of charge.

 

This course is within the scope of practice of the Physical Therapist and PTA working in aquatic therapy (CPT code 97113). This course does not focus on evaluation or examination of the patient and thus, the content is within the scope of practice for the Physical Therapist Assistant working under the supervision of the Physical Therapist The clinical decision making that occurs during the course is done as a facilitated project which pairs PTs and PTAs working as teams. While the primary audience for the course is the PT provider, other rehabilitation providers, such as the Occupational Therapist and Assistant, who count the therapeutic procedure aquatic therapy within their scope of practice will find it beneficial.


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.


ATU CREDENTIALING

 

This is a 800 series class (teaches Intermediate skills). This class is an elective class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the General Studies or Pediatric Track.

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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