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

 
$595.00
Dates:
Apr 20-22
Optional Boot Camp:
Apr 20
Hours:
16.0
Instructor:
Debbie Torrellas, LMT, ATP
Location:
San Juan, PR
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1+
$595.00
 
 
 

Host Facility

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

            

 

 

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 TRAINING (WITH OPTIONAL BOOT CAMP ON APRIL 30th) :

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.


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:

Debbie Torrellas, LMT, WP, RYT, ATPI

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. 


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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