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

 
$595.00
Dates:
May 5-6, 2019
Location:
Spokane, WA
Instructor:
Julianne Alford, MHA, PT, ATRIC, MAqI
Hours:
16.0
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Washington Outpatient
Rehabilitation
765 E. Holland
Spokane, WA 99218

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This course is hosted by our Washington Campus. 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:

Julianne Alford MHA, PT, ATRIC, MAqI
Tracks: Musculoskeletal

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Julianne Alford , PT gradated from CSULB in physical therapy and Chapman University with her Masters in Hospital Administration. She has specialized in Neuro Rehab in southern California before moving to Northern California where she began managing and operating Outpatient and Inpatient facilities throughout the area. She later managed and became a regional manager of SNFs, IP , HH and OP facities in the rural areas of Northern California. She began to operate Orthopedic and aquatic facilities in her OP clinics in Northern California and when she moved to Spokane Washington started working with Dr Bruce Becker PM&R as an Aquatic provider for his patients. She has studied and been certified in europe and abroad with the masters in AiChi, Burdenko, Halliwick and Bad Ragaz. She has also been trained in Watsu and developed Feldenkrias and Pilates and Yoga based exercises for water. She became certified through ATRIC and began teaching aquatics for them as well as with Dr Becker internationally. She trained with ATU and became fully certified as an instructor in 2017. 
 
Julianne currently owns and operates two Outpatient aquatic facilities in Spokane Washington for the last 13 years. She specializes in Spinal rehab and still works with Dr Bruce Becker. She has authored a chapter in Dr Becker's text on aquatics and still teaches with him internationally. She consults with EWU as well as Internationally for the training and certification of PTs, MDs and exercise physiologists. She Consults with pool companies as well as medical facilities for the development of their sites and training of their staff. 
 
Julianne specializes in the treatment of failed backs and has developed manual techniques using the properties of water as well as the transition of these techniques and exercises for the sucessful trasition of aquatic patients from water to land based therapy programs. Julianne has trained and become a specialist is SI and Shoulder dysfunctions using MET and manual techniques utilizing the properties of water.  Julianne is currently authoring an instruction manual on best parctices of aquatics with Dr Bruce Becker. She currently resides in Spokane Washington with her Husband and has an ATU campus in her 20x30 foot warm water pool. 

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 Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation (HOST), 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. HOST 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 HOST in advance. In the event that class is canceled by HOST, a full refund will be issued.

 

TBD


Meals:

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


Airport:

Spokane Intl Airport (GEG)

 

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