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Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy Protocols for the Geriatric Therapist (San Juan, PR)

 
$595.00
Dates:
May 4-5, 2019
Location:
San Juan, PR
Instructor:
Debbie Torrellas
Hours:
16.0
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$595.00
 
 
 
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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 page. Please review their cancellation and refund policies carefully before registering.

 

 



ABOUT THIS 2 DAY LAB- INTENSIVE SEMINAR

 

16 hr. training module packed into 2 days. Includes ~8 hrs in-water training, 2+ hrs land labs, and tons of evidence. Let’s face it. The population is aging so it’s nice to know you’ve got a powerful solution to the weight of the world… water. Attend a class designed to examine the most common disorders seen in geriatric rehab settings – total hip and knee replacements, arthritisosteoporosis, dependence in gait, Parkinson's, CVA, progressive neurological disorders, cardiopulmonary disorders, and more.

 

This class will focus exclusively on the geriatric population and participants will examine recent research which supports aquatic therapy for this population. Even better? You’ll get in the water for over 8 hours to practice your new protocols and progressions. On Monday morning, be prepared to make a compelling argument for incorporating aquatic therapy across the geriatric spectrum – from injured elderly to the neurologically impaired, non-ambulatory client.

 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1. Justify why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice for at least 3 problems common to the geriatric population.

2. Generate a precautions list containing at least 5 precautions for use in an aquatic practice.

3. After reviewing a case study, analyze the strength and applicability of the evidence using Sackett's Hierarchy.

4. After reviewing a case study, describe at least 1 way to make the protocol more challenging for use in the clinic.

5. Integrate 3 aquatic interventions appropriately into a land-based protocol (e.g. for a total hip replacement).

6. Design 3 exercises which a specific patient could safely perform in a community pool when working with a caregiver.

7. Locate 3 helpful resources online which provide additional aquatic progressions for the geriatric population.

8. Compare at least 2 payer regulations for commonalities in their "local coverage determinations" related to CPT code 97113 (aquatic therapy).

9. Perform at least 1 manual aquatic technique which would be appropriate for a patient with spinal stenosis.

10. Using role play, demonstrate at least 3 tasks or activities derived from a specific aquatic specialty technique.

11. Design a 15-minute aquatic exercise program for 1-2 common conditions in the geriatric population.

12. Design at least 1 aquatic intervention to achieve each of the following: increase ROM, minimize contractures, normalize tone, improve motor planning, improve sensory feedback loops, and more.

 


TARGET AUDIENCE

 

This is a 800 series class (teaches 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.

 


SCHEDULE

DAY 1

7:30-8:00 registration
8:00-12:00 lecture (with 15 minute energy break)
12:00-1:00 lunch
1:00-5:30 pool lab (with 15 minute energy break)

DAY 2


8:00-12:00 lecture (with 15 minute energy break)
12:00-1:00 lunch
1:00-5:15 pool lab (with 15 minute energy break)
5:15-5:30 wrap up & discussion


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Debbie Torrellas, LMT, WP, RYT, ATPI

debbie torrellas aquatic therapy portraitDebbie 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 TRAINING

  • 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 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 90-93 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.

ATU CREDENTIALING

This is a 800 series class (teaches Advanced skills). This class is a required class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the Geriatric Track.

Hotel

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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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