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Hands-On Aquatic Therapy Techniques for the Ortho and Neuro Therapist (Houston)

 
$450.00
Dates:
Dec 15-16, 2017
Instructor:
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
Hours:
16.0
Location:
Houston, TX
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This class is being hosted by Reliant Pediatric Therapy Services,PC. 21630 Merchants Way, Katy, TX  77449.

 

Hands on Aquatic Therapy Class

ABOUT THIS 2 DAY TRAINING :

Get ready to get stuffed, saturated and wrinkled! This “how-to” seminar will put your body in the pool for 2 unbelievably extensive days of skill acquisition (16 hours of class; over 10 hours of pool lab). Think of this as the Appetizer Sampler of Aquatic Therapy seminars. You will be exposed to 10 popular aquatic techniques currently being used in clinics across the globe -- and learn 2 or 3 new ones. Why sit for 16 hours of lecture on theory? Instead, get in the water and learn hands-on handling techniques that will leave you with new, concrete skills and the confidence to apply them to your patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. And you’ll have a blast doing it. 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

1. Design a 3-step plan to improve patient satisfaction when providing aquatic therapy services.
2. Verbally compare precautions of aquatic therapy for 2-3 common orthopedic or neurological conditions.
3. Using the PEDro scale, appraise the merit of a published study which supports the need to address patient satisfaction in order to improve outcomes.
4. Make an evidence-supported argument about the value of 2-3 exercise regimes based on the studies presented in class.
5. Demonstrate the ability to manipulate 2-3 hydrodynamic properties (e.g. alter effect of buoyancy/viscosity/pressure on patient) during pool lab on command
6. Demonstrate the ability to perform at least 1 aquatic skill from each of the following techniques learned in class:
progressive resistive exercise,
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation,
active stretching,
trunk stabilization,
functional skills training,
Salzman Blanket Drills,
Aquatic Adaptations of the Berg,
passive stretching and manual therapy
and exercises/flows loosely based on Watsu, T'ai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, adapted aquatics.
7. Execute a 15 minute mock treatment session in the pool, using role play, including making corrections to a partner's execution of these techniques.
8. In a pool lab session, teach at least 1 method to do each of the following: increase ROM, improve strength, decrease hypertonicity, decrease pain, improve trunk stability, improve balance and proprioception, and improve functional skills.


TARGET AUDIENCE:

This is a 700 series class (teaches Basic-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.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

 

Day 1

8-12:15 Lecture and land labs (includes 15 minute break)

12:15-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Pool lab

3:15-5:15 Pool lab

5:15-5:30 Discussion and wrapup

Day 2

8-12:15 Lecture and land labs (includes 15 minute break)

12:15-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Pool lab

3:15-5:15 Pool lab

5:15-5:30 Discussion and wrapup

 


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, MAqM, PAqM, GAqM

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters degree in physical therapy. Salzman is the Founder and Owner of the Aquatic Resources Network, the largest multidisciplinary clearinghouse of information on aquatic therapy. She is Vice President of 10K Health, LLC, a temporary staffing agency. She currently serves as Director of Programming for Aquatic Therapy University and has assisted hundreds of facilities during the start-up and training phases of their aquatic practice.

 

 

She has served as:

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy;
  • Manager, Regions Hospital Therapy Pool;
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Catherine's PT program:
  • Functional Design Consultant; Aquatic Therapy Facilities:
  • ARN Database Creator, 19,000 aquatic professionals;
  • Aquatic Health Research Database (AHRD) Creator, 8000 abstracts and growing;
  • Author, 5 aquatic therapy-related texts;
  • Monthly columnist, Aquatics International, Advance for PTs, Onsite Fitness

In 2010, Salzman received the highest honor given to an aquatic physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award.


ABOUT ATU TRAININGS:

  • Our classes are taught by licensed 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.... or to propel you into master clinician status.
  • 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 (16:1 in California) 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.

 

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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.

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