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Novel Aquatic Balance, Proprioception & Fall Prevention Strategies (Houston)

 
$595.00
Date:
Nov 4-5, 2017
Location:
Houston, TX
Hours:
16.0
Instructor:
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, MAqM
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Price (per unit)
1+
$595.00
 
 
 
Description
Travel
Cancellation Policy

This Pool Has Not Been Affected
by Hurricane Harvey and the Class Will
Be Held

 

Host Facility

holiday inn westway

Holiday Inn - Westway Park
4606 Westway Park Blvd
Houston, Texas  77041

 


 

ABOUT THIS 2-DAY TRAINING

A 16 hour training packed into 2 days. Designed to progress beyond the commonly used methods of challenging balance and proprioception in the water. Provides adaptations appropriate for both children and adults. Includes research findings which support balance and proprioceptive training in water.

Provides in-water instruction of: adaptations of the Berg, Salzman Aquatic Blanket Drills, Aquatic Sensory Integration (ASI), rhythmic stabilization, modified underwater weight-bearing, developmental sequencing (on mat and pool bottom), and other novel methods to hone balance, gait, and proprioceptive skills.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

- Craft effective documentation supporting medical necessity for aquatic therapy for the balance/proprioception client.

- Differentiate what payers (including Medicare) have to say about the benefit of aquatic therapy for balance and fall prevention and compare and contract relevant local coverage determinations.

- After practicing with a partner, make a evidence-based 3-minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic therapy services for a patient with a high-fall risk and for a patient with proprioceptive deficits.

- Assess the merit (based on the PEDro scale) of supportive research used to make the case supporting the use of aquatic therapy.

- Progress a specific aquatic task (such as Berg balance drills) from a lower level of function towards increased independence.

- With a partner, demonstrate skilled selection and application of verbal and tactile cueing to engage patient participation; after practicing mock-teach this skill to others

- Selectively choose, perform and self-evaluate the usefulness of 3-4 activities, exercises or tasks derived from the following techniques:

Aquatic adaptations of the Berg Balance Tasks
Salzman’s Aquatic Blanket Drills
Aquatic Sensory Integration
Rhythmic stabilization
Modified underwater weight-bearing
Developmental sequencing (on mat and pool bottom)

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

Patient with repetitive ankle sprains or shoulder subluxation/dislocation
Patient with high fall risk
Patient with Parkinson’s disease or other progressive neurological disease
Patient who is s/p CVA or other non-progressive neurological insult


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Day 1

 

7:30-8:00 Registration

8:00-10:00 Lecture & 30 minute land lab

10:00-10:15 Energy break

10:15-12:15 Lecture & 30 minute land lab

12:15-1:15 Lunch

1:15-3:15 Pool lab

3:15-3:30 Energy break

3:30-5:30 Pool lab

5:30-5:45 Wrap-up & discussion

 

 

Day 2

8:00-10:00 Lecture & 30 minute land lab

10:00-10:15 Energy break

10:15-12:15 Lecture & 30 minute land lab

12:15-1:15 Lunch

1:15-3:15 Pool lab

3:15-3:30 Energy break

3:30-5:30 Pool lab

5:30-5:45 Wrap-up & discussion


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, MAqM


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.

What they are saying about Andrea


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 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.

Applicability for TR/RT Practice

Aquatic therapy is a therapeutic procedure used by recreational therapists and CRTSs for generations. In a well-heralded study published by the American Physical Therapy Association's aquatic therapy journal, a survey of practitioners in the 1990's found that aquatic therapy was more often used by recreational therapists than physical therapists. Although not often reimbursable by third-party payers when performed by recreational therapists, aquatic therapy is still provided by private pay, adapted aquatics, and holistic rehabilitation venues.

Hotel

pearland aquatic center

Holiday Inn - Westway Park
4606 Westway Park Blvd
Houston, Texas  77041

713-996-8200

 

Free Wifi/Free Breakfast/Ask for Discounted Rate of $80 Per Night


Meals

Continental Bfast-Provided
Lunch-On your own
Energy Breaks-Provided
Bottled Water-Provided
Dinner-On your own


Airports

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

This class is hosted by Pisces Aquatic Services, an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Full refund minus $175 administration fee for cancellations 30 days prior to the course date.  The fee is non-refundable for cancellations after the 30 day deadline, which is October 4, 2017. Students may transfer their registration to another co-worker or colleague with advanced notification. In the event that class is canceled by Pisces Aquatic Services, a full refund will be issued.

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