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Aquatic Training Options for the Collegiate, Professional, and Elite Athlete (San Juan, PR)

 
$595.00
Dates:
Aug 10-11, 2019
Instructor:
Debbie Torrellas
Location:
San Juan, PR
Hours:
16.0
 
 
 
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Host Facility

float aquatic therapy center

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

 

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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 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.)


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Torrellas, LMT, WP, RYT, ATPI

debbie torrellas aquatic therapy portrait

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. 

 


Schedule

 

Day 1

8:00-12:00 Lecture/land lab (with 15 minute break)

 

8:00-9:00: By incorporating at least 2 hydrodynamic principles, generate a single new idea to improve training of athletes in the water.

 

9:00-10:00: In a group setting, describe verbally and in writing the optimum pool temperatures and depths necessary for at least 2 of the following: (a) everyday training; (b) post-injury; (c) immediately following competitions/events; (d) for active recovery.

 

10:00-10:15 Break

 

10:15-12:00: With a partner, design a mock seasonal training schedule incorporating aquatics into the program for 1 of the following: (a) everyday training; (b) post-injury; (c) immediately following competitions/events; (d) for active recovery.

 

12:00-1:00 Lunch

 

1:00-6:00 Pool lab (with 15 minute break)

 

1:00-3:00: Using role play, develop a 15-minute shallow- and deep- water workout tailored specifically for either:

·         Track or cross-country

3:00-3:15: Break

3:15-5:15: Using role play, develop a 15-minute shallow- and deep- water workout tailored specifically for either:

·         Football or soccer

5:15-6:00: By incorporating at least 2 hydrodynamic principles, generate a single new idea to improve training of athletes in the water.

 

 

Day 2

8:00-12:00 Lecture/land lab (with 15 minutes break)

 

8:00-9:00: Analyze and critique 1-2 errors made by coaches/ trainers/ therapists who use equipment for athletic training or rehab.

9:00-10:00: After reviewing a relevant case study, discuss the strength and applicability of the evidence provided based on Sackett's Hierarchy of Evidence. Using research findings discussed in class, propose a 3-minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic services for either the injured or the healthy athlete.

 

10:00-10:15 Break

 

10:15-12:00: After reviewing a relevant case study, design a short aquatic rehab program for at least 1 of 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

 

12:00-1:00 Lunch

 

1:00-4:45 Pool lab (with 15 minute break)

1:00-2:30: Using role play, develop a 15-minute shallow- and deep- water workout tailored specifically for either:

·         Volleyball or basketball player

 

2:45-3:00 Break

 

3:00-4:45 With a partner, design and implement a 15-minute aquatic training plan 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.)

 

4:45-5:00: Wrapup/discussion

 

 


Target Audience:

This 800 level training is designed for the intermediate level instruction. This class is an elective class for individuals seeking

Hotel


Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
55 Condado Avenue
San Juan, 00908 Puerto Rico
866-538-9298

Free breakfast/Free WiFi/$229 per night/15 min from class and airport


Meals


Energy Breaks-Provided
Bottled Water-Provided


Airports

Luis Munoz Intl (SJU)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Students will be registering through our Caribbean Campus affiliate, FLOAT Therapy Services. Their cancellation policy is as follows:

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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