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Justifiable Aquatic Therapy for the Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, and Chronic Pain (Broomfield, CO)

 
$199.00
Date:
Oct 18, 2017
Location:
Broomfield, CO
Instructor:
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
Hours:
8.0
 
 
 
Description
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This class is being hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation in conjunction with the World Aquatic Health Conference. For registration, please click "Buy Now" above.

 

ABOUT THIS TRAINING :

An 8 hour hands-on training designed to provide evidence-based ideas for treating the patient with low back, neck, shoulder and chronic pain – and then to practice these techniques in water. Includes summaries of recent research findings which support aquatic therapy for these populations. Includes 4-hour warm water lab. Transportation to pool lab provided by NSPF. Preapproved for 8 CCUs from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) which is accepted in 30 states for licensure renewal.

 


 

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

  1. Given sufficient published evidence, justify why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice if (a) the patient is in pain or experiencing muscle spasm, (b) the therapist cannot adequately access the patient’s body on land, (c) the patient is unable to exercise in a gravity-dominant environment.
  2. Create an evidence-supported list of precautions and contraindications relevant to therapists working with patients with chronic pain, back or neck pain, and/or shoulder conditions.
  3. Demonstrate medical necessity for aquatic therapy by use of appropriate justification language as requested by payers.
  4. Safely introduce 10 aquatic exercises into a post-operative protocol for rotator cuff repair.
  5. Design and implement a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for 1-2 of the following conditions: Fibromyalgia and other global pain disorders; Low back pain; Neck pain; Shoulder diagnoses.

 


 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The  course  is  designed  primarily for  professionals  during  their  first  2 years of concentrated effort performing aquatic therapy. Those  likely  to  benefit  most are:  PTAs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATCs who are at the basic or intermediate level of skill acquisition and those who are at a higher level of skill, but who are looking for a survey course that provides a sample of most aquatic therapy techniques currently practiced.

This course is within the scope of practice of the Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist 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/ Occupational Therapist Assistant working under the supervision of the Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist. This course does include a small section on determining medical necessity for aquatics. Although PTAs/OTAs do not evaluate patients, they do require a working understanding of this process in their roles as treatment providers who assist a therapist in documenting progress and executing a plan of care. While the primary audience for the course is the PT/OT provider, other rehabilitation providers 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.

 


 

CEUS FOR PT/OT:

This class applied for 8.0 CCUs for PTs/PTAs in 27 states (see below). All Aquatic Therapy University courses are vetted and approved by the Federation of State Boards of PT. This course also meets the standards for  for CEU approval by the Board of Occupational Therapy of Tennessee.

FSBPT Approved States:

Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana     Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

This course may also be appropriate for other rehabilitation providers who count aquatic therapy within their scope of practice.
 


 

SCHEDULE:

8:00-11:15 Lecture and hands-on land lab

11:15-12:30 Lunch (on your own)

12:30-5:00 Pool lab & discussion (15 minute energy break)

 


 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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

Director of Programming

Tracks: All

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.

 

Hotel

Omni Interlocken Hotel

500 Interlocked Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80021

(303) 438-6600

$164 per Night/Free Wifi/Free Breakfast


Airport

Denver International Airport (DEN)

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