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Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy for the Pediatric Therapist (Houston)

 
$595.00
Dates:
July 22-23, 2017
Location:
Houston, TX
Hours:
16.0
Instructor:
TBD
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ABOUT THIS 2 DAY LAB- INTENSIVE SEMINAR

 

 

Many insurers are beginning to deny aquatic therapy for the pediatric client, in part, because clinicians do not understand how to make the case for aquatics. Stop extolling the virtues of aquatic therapy for the pediatric client… without providing tangible evidence-based support.

 

Leave this dynamic course understanding how, when, where and under what circumstances to provide aquatic therapy, and how to justify that choice to the world. Don’t just understand the science; be able to perform the EBAT treatments. Course includes information designed to help parents and caregivers incorporate water-based interventions into daily life.

 

This class meets at Blue Lagune Theraapy, 1115 Ave D, Katy, TX  77494

 

Applied for 20 CCUs through Federation of State Boards of PT.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe 3 ways in which an "aquatic" evaluation should differ from a "land-based" evaluation. 
  2. Compare 2 distinguishing characteristics of individual versus group aquatic sessions using APTA documents as sources. 
  3. Given a specific case, justify (in a single paragraph) the need to continue aquatics beyond a payer's cap for aquatic therapy sessions. 
  4. Describe 1 scenario where a PTA cannot work in the pool unsupervised. 
  5. Identify 1 precaution which must be considered when performing each of the following techniques discussed in class: Bruininks balance drills, Task-type training, and Adapted swimming. 
  6. Distinguish the merit between a research study which scored a 4/10 versus one which scored a 8/10 on the PEDro scale. 
  7. After reviewing a pediatric case study, suggest 3 methods to strengthen the aquatic treatment protocol used by the research team. 
  8. Perform a mock 15 minute pediatric inservice using aquatic inservice modules provided in class. 
  9. Recreate 5 items as found on the master list "Justification for aquatic therapy" provided during class. 
  10. Independently demonstrate at least 1 activity from each of the following techniques as practiced in class: Aquatic Sensory Integration (ASI), Watsu®, and the Bad Ragaz Ring Method. 
  11. After reviewing the scientific literature, integrate at least 2 "best practices" into a mock pool treatment of a patient with either: Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, or Autism. 
  12. Integrate at least 4 of the 12 methods of progression discussed in class into a 30 minute role-playing lab. 
  13. Teach at least 3 safety elements.

Schedule

 

Day 1

 

7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:30 Lecture (w 15 min energy break at 10:00)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-5:30  Pool lab (w 15 min energy breaks at 3:30)

 

8 hours

 

Day 2

 

8:00-12:30 Lecture (w 15 min energy break at 10:00)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-5:30  Pool lab (w 15 min energy breaks at 3:30)

 

8 hours


ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: 

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 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.


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 700 series class (teaches Basic-Intermediate skills). This class is a required class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in all Tracks.


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.

 

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.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

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.

HOTELS

aquatic therapy seminar hotel

Courtyard Houston (1.7 Miles)

25402 Katy Mills Parkway
Katy, Texas 77494
281-665-3189

 

Best Western Plus Katy Inn and Suites (2.6 miles)

2006 Katy Mills Blvd
Katy, Texas 77494
281-395-6200

 

Spring Hill Suite Katy Mills (2.6 miles)

2501 Texmati Dr.
Katy, Texas 77494
281-644-4455

 

 


AIRPORT

Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)


MEALS

Breakfast (provided)
Lunch (provided)
Energy Breaks (provided)
Water (bottled)

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