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Aquatic Therapy Options for Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disabilities & the Medically Fragile (MN)

 
$595.00
Dates:
October 21-22, 2017
Location:
Husdon, WI
Instructor:
Kiki Dickinson
Hours:
16.0
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$595.00
 
 
 
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Host Facility

st croix therapy aquatic center

St. Croix Therapy 
742 Sterbenz Dr
Hudson, WI 54016

mn aquatic therapy campus

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This class is being hosted by our MN campus affiliate, North Star Aquatic Therapy, LLC, of Minneapolis, MN. By clicking the Add To Cart button, you will be redirected to the North Star checkout page to make your purchase with them. Please review their cancelation and other policies carefully before purchasing.

 

ABOUT THIS 2-DAY COURSE

A 16 hr. training designed to demonstrate the advanced skills necessary to bring aquatics to the child, adolescent and adult with cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, muscular dystrophy or other medically fragile or profoundly involved conditions.

Includes findings from published literature to help convince skittish medical personnel (and parents) of the benefits of aquatics. Shows therapists the “nuts and bolts” of teaching techniques to parents and caregivers. Offers insight into "where to go next" for the therapist who has tried everything he or she knows and has run out of ideas. Provides tips on working with the medically fragile infants, children and adults with medical devices (ventilator tubes, IVs, g-tubes, and oxygen) in and around water. Includes information on reimbursement for aquatic therapy, both at the infant, child and adult level.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 

Learning objectives: By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify 3-4 indications for selecting aquatic therapy when working with medically fragile populations.

2. Defend the use of a therapeutic pool as a "natural environment" making use of at least 1 Birth-Three regulatory document as provided in class.

3. Distinguish 2-3 aquatic therapy precautions from true contraindications when working with the medically fragile population.

4. Using research findings discussed in class, justify aquatic therapy for at least 2 of these developmental realms: Feeding, Movement, Socialization, Sensation

5. Using research findings discussed in class, propose a 3-minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic services for at least 2 of the diagnoses discussed.

6. Given a specific case study, propose 1-2 ways to alter the equipment or water temperature used in the protocol to better match the needs of the medically fragile population.

7. After viewing 3 payer samples, formulate 1 example of "medically necessary" language that supports the use of aquatic therapy (CPT 97113) in documentation.

8. Given a specific case study, demonstrate (through role playing) the ability to progress 1 exercise as described in the case from a lower level of function towards a state of independence.

9. Demonstrate 1 idea for a sample home program for parents/caregivers who wish to incorporate sensory tasks in the shower, bathtub or community pool.

10. Demonstrate at least 4 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, and/or exercises designed to address specific therapeutic complaints as addressed during class.

11. With a partner, design and execute (through role-playing) a 15-minute aquatic treatment for at least 4 of the diagnoses discussed in class.

 

 


TARGET AUDIENCE:

This is a 700 series class (teaches Basic-Intermediate skills). The  course  is  designed  primarily for  professionals who have less than 2 years of full-time experience working with children and adolescents in water. Those likely to benefit most are PTs/PTAs, OTs/OTAs and SLPs/SLPAs. This course does not focus on evaluation or examination of the patient and thus, the content is within the scope of practice for the Assistant working under the appropriate supervision of the PT, OT or SLP. This course does include information on goal setting, labor distribution and establishing medical necessity. Although assistants do not evaluate patients, they do require a working understanding of all of these processes in their roles as treatment providers who assist a therapist in documenting progress and executing a plan of care. While the primary audience for the course is the PT/OT/SLP provider, other rehabilitation providers who count the therapeutic procedure aquatic therapy within their scope of practice may find it beneficial.
 


ATU CREDENTIALING & CE APPROVAL:

This class is a required class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the Pediatric Track. This course is preapproved for a minimum of 16 CCUs through ProCert (the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy) in 27 states. If the host state for this course does not accept Procert, CE approval for PTs/PTAs will be sought through the appropriate state agency. This course often meets the state established standards for CE for OTs and COTAs; please contact ATU with specific questions. SLPs seeking CE should contact ATU for more information about their many options to obtain credit.
 


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.

 


SCHEDULE:

 

Day 1

 

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-12:00 Lecture (with 15 min energy break at 10:30)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Pool lab
3:00-3:15 Energy break
3:15-5:30 Pool lab
5:30-5:45 Wrap-Up and Questions

 

Day 2


8:00-12:00 Lecture (with 15 min energy break at 10:00)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Pool lab
3:00-3:15 Energy break
3:15-5:30 Pool lab
5:30-5:45 Wrap-Up and Questions


YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen "Kiki" Dickinson, MPT
 

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 chronicpain and more medically complicated clients.

Kiki works at St. Croix Therapy (Therapeutic Services for Children and Adults) in Hudson, Wisconsin and has 19 years of experience developing and implementing aquatic therapy programs for a diverse pediatric population which includes working with children of all ages including the birth-to-three population.

For over ten 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.


ABOUT ATU COURSES:

  • 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 traditionally capped at 25 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.
     


CANCELLATION POLICY:

This class is hosted by North Star Aquatic Therapy, an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Cancellation date is 30 days prior to class start date. North Star will refund 100% of fee for students who cancel before this date. Fee is non-refundable for students who cancel after this date. Students may transfer their registration to another co-worker or colleague by notifying North Star in advance. In the event that class is cancelled by North Star, a full refund will be issued.

Hotel

Hudson Holiday Inn Express

Comfort Suites
2620 Center Drive
Hudson, WI 54016
715-690-2500

Free breakfast/Free WiFi/$75 (ask for Hudson Hosp rate)

 


Meals

Lunch: Provided
Energy Breaks: Provided
Water: Provided


Airports

Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl (MSP)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

This class is hosted by North Star Aquatic Therapy, an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Cancellation date is 30 days prior to class start date. North Star will refund 100% of fee for students who cancel before this date. Fee is non-refundable for students who cancel after this date. Students may transfer their registration to another co-worker or colleague by notifying North Star in advance. In the event that class is cancelled by North Star, a full refund will be issued.

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