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Aquatic Training Options for the Collegiate, Professional, and Elite Athlete (Moline)

 
$595.00
Dates:
Feb 16-17, 2019
Location:
Moline, IL
Instructor:
Kara Morales, MS, PT, MAq, Aq
Hours:
16.0
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Two Rivers YMCA
2040 53rd Street

Moline, IL

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This course is hosted by our Iowa Campus, Aspire Aquatics. Clicking "Buy Now" above will redirect you to their payment page.

 

ABOUT THIS 2-DAY CLASS

Can't come to the 2-week intensive? Attend this 16 hr. training packed into 2 days. This class is designed to teach the therapist, trainer, coach and athlete how to capitalize on both deep and shallow water. Includes samples of hard-core aquatic training regimes for the uninjured athlete, active recovery drills, and post-injury rehab protocols. Appropriate for therapists and trainers working with individual sport athletes (such as triathletes or marathoners) and those working with team sports (such as football or volleyball). Includes instruction in the following hands-on aquatic techniques: shallow water plyometrics, deep and shallow running drills, agility drills, vertical acceleration training, edema control and management, and more.
 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Verbally justify why water-based training is essential for both the injured and the healthy collegiate, elite and professional athlete. 

2. Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, locating, and analyzing supportive research to strengthen your case. 

3. With a partner, design a mock seasonal training schedule incorporating aquatics into the following: (a) everyday training; (b) post-injury; (c) immediately following competitions/events; (d) for active recovery. 

4. In a group setting, describe verbally and in writing the optimum pool temperatures and depths necessary for the following: (a) everyday training; (b) post-injury; (c) immediately following competitions/events; (d) for active recovery. 

5. Incorporating specific examples of exercises, generate new ideas to maximize at least three hydrodynamic principles while effectively training in the water. 

6. Analyze and critique 1-2 errors made by coaches/ trainers/ therapists who use equipment for athletic training or rehab. 

7. Develop a shallow- and deep- water workout tailored specifically for at least 1 of the following athletes, including novel ideas for progressions from prehab to posthab: 
Runner 
Football or soccer player 
Volleyball or basketball player 

8. After reviewing case studies, design, critique a sample aquatic rehab program for the following injuries: 
Post stress fracture of weight-bearing bone 
Post-surgical repair of LE cartilage, ligament, capsule or muscle 
Post-surgical repair of UE cartilage, ligament, capsule or muscle 

9. With a partner, design and implement a 15-minute aquatic training plan (including equipment selection) designed to improve 1-2 of the following skills: 
Strength and ROM 
Speed and explosive power 
Cardiorespiratory endurance 
Sport-specific skill (stride length, vertical acceleration, etc.)


SCHEDULE

7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:00 Lecture (15 min energy break at 10:00)
12:00-1:00 Lunch and change for pool
1:00-5:15 Pool lab (15 min energy break at 3:00)
5:15-5:30 Wrap Up

Day 2

8:00-12:00 Lecture (15 min energy break at 10:00)
12:00-1:00 Lunch and change for pool
1:00-5:15 Pool lab (15 min energy break at 3:00)
5:15-5:30 Wrap Up and Discussion


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Kara Morales, MS, PT, MAq, Aq

Kara Morales MS, PT, MAq, Aq graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, DC with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in  2003. Since 2005, she has worked in outpatient orthopedics for Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Moline, Illinois, one of Rock Valley’s 26 clinics in the Quad City Metro area, as well as Des Moines, Iowa and Peoria, Illinois.  She spends part of her time in the clinic specializing in manual therapy techniques and also works in the pool providing one-on-one individualized patient care for orthopedic and geriatric populations. Over the last 10 years, Kara has worked to develop and expand the aquatic therapy program at Rock Valley Physical Therapy with emphasis on post surgical conditions, total joint replacements, osteoarthritis, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, shoulder pathologies and general deconditioning.

Her aquatic therapy studies began through achieving the Aquatic Therapeutic Exercise Certificate through ATRI in 2007. She continued to expand her knowledge and expertise through the Aquatic Therapy University and received the first Musculoskeletal Aquaticist Credential in 2015. She recently completed the required coursework to become an ATU Aquaticist Intructor and Iowa Campus Director. She is excited to share her passion for aquatics and help spread the word about this amazing specialty area through training and educating other therapists!

Kara is from the Quad Cities and currently resides in Colona, IL with her husband. She has 3 sons and a granddaughter. Her hobbies include martial arts, drums and volunteering for a non-profit ministry.


Target Audience:

This 800 level training is designed for the intermediate level instruction. This class is an elective class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the General Studies track. No prerequisites are needed to take this class.


About ATU Training

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

This class is hosted by Aspire Aquatics LLC, an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Cancelation date is 30 days before the class. Aspire Aquatics 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 Aspire Aquatics in advance. In the event that class is canceled by Aspire Aquatics, a full refund will be issued.

 

Holiday Inn Express

 2100 69th Ave, Moline, IL 61265

(309) 517-6400

$97 per night/free wifi/free breakfast


Meals:

Lunch: Provided
Energy breaks: AM and PM
Water: Provided
Dinner: On your own


Airport:

Quad City International Airport (MLI)

 

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