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Justifiable Aquatic Therapy for the Low Back, Neck, and Chronic Pain (Kenai, AK)

 
$595.00
Dates:
Oct 29-30, 2018
Location:
Kenai, AK
Instructor:
Lisa Illg, PT, AqI
Hours:
16.0
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ABOUT THIS 2-DAY COURSE
 

A 16-hour training designed to provide evidence-based support for treating the patient with low back, neck and chronic pain  – and then to practice these techniques in water.

 

Will focus exclusively on spinal and chronic pain patients. Examines recent research findings which support aquatic therapy for this population. Provides detailed instruction of the following techniques as relates to the low back and pain patients: PNF, Spinal Stabilization, Burdenko Method and more.

 

This class is being held at Nikiski Pool, 55497 Poolside Ave, Kenai Spur Hwy.

 

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1. Recite 3-4 aquatic precautions and contraindications specific to the patient with chronic pain and spinal dysfunction.

2. Describe why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice if

  1. the patient is in pain or experiencing muscle spasm

  2. the therapist cannot adequately access the patient’s body on land

  3. the patient is unable to exercise in a gravity-dominant environment
     

3. List 4 primary muscle groups involved in lumbar stabilization. Discuss local vs. global muscle function and control as it pertains to lumbar stabilization.

4. Describe 3 common postural deviations and muscle firing patterns found in individuals with chronic neck pain.

5. Progress a specific aquatic task (such as lumbar stabilization) from a lower level of function towards increased independence.

6. Demonstrate skilled use of verbal and tactile cuing to engage patient participation.

7. Understand the basic principles of the Burdenko Method and apply them to aquatic lumbar stabilization.

8. Match 2-3 mock patient scenarios with the specific aquatic postural correction and / or lumbar stabilization techniques that are the most appropriate.

9. Working with a partner, design and implement a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan (including equipment selection) for 1-2 of the following:

a. Fibromyalgia and other pain disorders

b. Chronic cervical spine dysfunction

c, Chronic thoracic and rib dysfunction

d, Chronic lumbar dysfunction

10. Document medical necessity for aquatic therapy and locate what payers (including Medicare) have to say about its use for the patient with chronic pain and spinal dysfunction.

11. Make a 3-minute verbal case for providing aquatic therapy services for a patient with chronic pain and spinal dysfunction, including an appropriate plan for returning the patient to land-based exercise and function. Be able to identify and locate supportive research to bolster your case.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

 

Monday
8:00 am – 12:15 pm Check in / registration and lecture / land lab
(15 minute break will be provided 10:00 am)
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch / change
1:00 pm – 5:15 pm Pool
(15 minute break will be provided at 3:00 pm)

 


Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:15 pm Lecture / land lab
(15 minute break will be provided 10:00 am)
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch / change
1:00 pm – 5:15 pm Pool / debrief and discussion
(15 minute break will be provided at 3:00 pm)

 

Total Hours: 16.0


 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Lisa Illg, PT, AqI
Alaska Campus Director
Tracks: General Studies

 

lisa illg aquatic therapy instructorLisa Illg, PT, AqI, is a graduate of LSUMC-School of Allied Health Professionals with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She has extensive outpatient experience and a specialty in aquatic therapy. She is affiliated wtih Aquatic Therapy University as the Alaska Campus Director and is a credentialed ATU Aquaticist Instructor. She is also affiliated with Burdenko Water & Sports Therapy Institute as a Master Certified Instructor for the Burdenko Method. Aquatic Empowerment LLC, an Alaskan company with a mobile platform concept, was formed by Lisa for the purpose of providing aquatic based continuing education courses throughout Alaska.

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ABOUT ATU TRAININGS:

 
Our classes are taught by board-certified therapists and physicians who have extensive aquatic experience. Our instructors will teach you the essentials you need to know 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 apply what you have learned. Classes are capped to insure all attendees receive the one-on-one personalized attention for which we are known.

 
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.

 


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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

This class is hosted by Aquatic Empowerment LLC an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Full refund minus $125.00 administration fee for cancellations prior to September 30, 2018. Fee is non-refundable for cancellations after this date. Students may transfer their registration to another co-worker or colleague with advanced notification. In the event that the class is cancelled by Aquatic Empowerment LLC, a full refund will be issued.

Hotels:

 

Kenai Aspen Suites
10431 Kenai Spur Highway
Kenai, AK 99611
https://www.aspenhotelsak.com/kenai/map-directions/

 

Quality Inn
10352 Kenai Spur Highway
Kenai, AK 99611
https://www.choicehotels.com/


Meals:

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


Airport: 

Kenai Municipal Airport
305 N Willow St, Kenai, AK 99611
http://www.ci.kenai.ak.us/airport

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