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Hands-On Aquatic Therapy Techniques for the Ortho and Neuro Therapist (Wasilla, AK)

 
$595.00
Dates:
Feb 9-10, 2019
Location:
Wasilla, AK (Anchorage)
Instructor:
Julianne Alford, PT
Hours:
16.0
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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.


SCHEDULE:

DAY 1
7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:00 Lecture and Land Lab (15 minute energy break at 10:00)
12:00-1:00 - Change and eat lunch
1:00-3:15 - Pool Lab
3:15-3:30 - Energy Break
3:30-5:30 - Pool Lab
5:30-5:45 - Wrap-up & Discussion

DAY 2
8:00-12:00 Lecture and Land Lab (15 minute energy break at 10:00)
12:00-1:00 - Change and eat lunch
1:00-3:15 - Pool Lab
3:15-3:30 - Energy Break
3:30-5:30 - Pool Lab
5:30-5:45 - Wrap-up & Discussion

 


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Julianne M. Alford, PT, MHA, ATRIC has been a physical therapist for over 35 years. She specializes in aquatic physical therapy and has taught students, peers and clinicians world wide. She is trained as an expert in advanced techniques including Bad Ragaz, Halliwick, Burdenko and Ai Chi. Julianne is also an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington. Julianne has taught aquatic classes in China and throughout the United States. She is a certified instructor for Aquatic Therapy University and has taught many live classes helping therapists better understand and use aquatic principles and practices. As an owner of a practice, practitioner and teacher Julianne has enjoyed working with people to develop their aquatic practices and skills to better help patients. Julianne has a facility in which she also offers ATU classes in a state of the art aquatic therapy environment.


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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7362,2900 E Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
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Meals:

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


Airport:

Anchorage Intl Airport

This class is being hosted by Health Quest Therapy. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Cancelation date is 30 days before the class. Health Quest Therapy 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 Health Quest Therapy in advance. In the event that class is canceled by Health Quest Therapy, a full refund will be issued.

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