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

 
$595.00
Dates:
June 9-10, 2018
Location:
Spokane, WA
Hours:
16.0
Instructor:
Julianne Alford, PT, MHA, ATRIC
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Price (per unit)
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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.

 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Provide at least 1 reason why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice for 1 of the following scenarios (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 a 10 item precautions list specific to the chronic pain and spinal dysfunction patient.

3.  After reviewing a case study, analyze the strength and applicability of the evidence using Sackett's Hierarchy.

 

4. After reviewing a case study, describe at least 1 way to make the protocol more challenging for use in the clinic.

 

5. Compare and contrast what 2 payers have to say about aquatic therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders

6.  Synthesize a 3 minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic therapy services for a patient with neck pain (using evidence provided in class).

7.  Demonstrate 2 gold-standard exercises for the patient with fibromyalgia (as supported by Cochrane)

8.  Progress 1 aquatic task (such as deep water stabilization) from a lower level of function towards increased independence using a method demonstrated in class.

9.  Teach 1 method of skilled tactile cueing to encourage patient participation to the group.

10.  Based on the research findings discussed in class, design a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for 1-2 of the following conditions:

·       Fibromyalgia and other pain disorders

·       Chronic cervical spine dysfunction

·       Chronic thoracic and rib dysfunction

·      Chronic lumbar dysfunction


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

 

Day 1: 8:00-9:00 - Focus on LO:  Provide at least 1 reason why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice for 1 of the following scenarios (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

Day 1 9:00-10:00 - Focus on LO:  Create a 10 item precautions list specific to the chronic pain and spinal dysfunction patient.

Day 1: 10:15-11:15  Focus on LO:  After reviewing a case study, analyze the strength and applicability of the evidence using Sackett's Hierarchy.

 

Day 1: 11:15-12:15 Focus on LO:  After reviewing a case study, describe at least 1 way to make the protocol more challenging for use in the clinic.

 

Day 1: 1:15-2:15  Focus on LO:  Teach 1 method of skilled tactile cueing to encourage patient participation to the group.

Day 1: Focus on LO:  2:15-3:15  Teach the adjusted protocol from the case study (see above) to another participant

·       Fibromyalgia

Day 1: 3:30-5:30 Focus on LO: Based on the research findings discussed in class, design a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for 1-2 of the following conditions:

·       Fibromyalgia and other pain disorders

 

Day 2: 8:00-9:00  Focus on LO:  Compare and contrast what 2 payers have to say about aquatic therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders

Day 2: 9:00-10:00  Focus on LO:  Synthesize a 3 minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic therapy services for a patient with neck pain (using evidence provided in class).

Day 2: 10:15-11:15  Focus on LO:  Demonstrate 2 gold-standard exercises for the patient with fibromyalgia (as supported by Cochrane)

Day 2: 11:15-12:15  Focus on LO:  Progress 1 aquatic task (such as deep water stabilization) from a lower level of function towards increased independence using a method demonstrated in class.

Day 2: 1:15-3:15  Focus on LO:  Based on the research findings discussed in class, design a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for 1-2 of the following conditions:

·       Chronic cervical spine dysfunction

·       Chronic thoracic and rib dysfunction

Day 2: 3:30-5:30  Focus on LO:  Based on the research findings discussed in class, design a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for 1-2 of the following conditions:

·      Chronic lumbar dysfunction

Day 2: 5:30-5:45 Debrief and discussion

 


 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Julianne Alford, PT, MHA, ATRIC

Julianne graduated from Chapman College with a Master Degree in Health Administration. She taught as an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University in the Physical Therapy Department and has been published on topics of spinal rehabilitation in the aquatic environment. She has been the Aquatics Director and Owner of Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation since 2002 and became an Aquaticist in 2017. 

 

 


 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This is an 800 series class (teaches 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.

 


ABOUT ATU TRAININGS:

  • Our classes are taught by board-certified 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.

     
  • 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 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.

 


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.

Hotel:

TBD


Meals:

Lunch: Provided
Energy breaks: Provided
Water: Provided


Airport:

TBD

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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