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

 
$595.00
Dates:
Sep 22-23, 2018
Location:
Apple Valley, MN
Instructor:
Andrea Salzman
Hours:
16.0
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Price (per unit)
1+
$595.00
 
 
 
Description
Cancellation Policy
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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


SCHEDULE

Day 1
7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:00 Lecture and group sessions/land labs (15 min energy break at 10:00)

Includes:

  • Learning to make 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.
  • Learning to craft effective documentation supporting medical necessity for aquatic therapy for the balance/proprioception client.
  • Learning 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) 

 

12:00-1:00 Lunch and change for pool
1:00-5:15 Hands-on pool lab (15 min energy break at 3:00)

Includes:

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

5:15-5:30 Wrap Up

Day 2

8:00-12:00 Lecture and group sessions/land labs (15 min energy break at 10:00)

Includes:

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

12:00-1:00 Lunch and change for pool
1:00-5:15 Hands-on pool lab (15 min energy break at 3:00)

Includes:

  • Learning to demonstrate skilled selection and application of verbal and tactile cueing to engage patient participation; after practicing mock-teach this skill to others 
  • Learning activities, exercises or tasks derived from the following techniques:
  • Rhythmic stabilization 
  • Modified underwater weight-bearing 
  • Developmental sequencing (on mat and pool bottom) 
  • 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

5:15-5:30 Wrap Up and Discussion


INSTRUCTOR

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
Director of Programming
Tracks: All

andrea salzman picAndrea 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


APPLICABILITY FOR PT

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 skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

 


 

APPLICABILITY FOR OT

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 skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

 


 

APPLICABILITY FOR SLP

SLPs may choose to operate in an aquatic setting in order to benefit from the fluid and thermal properties of water while providing therapeutic interventions within their scope of practice. They do not typically seek reimbursement under CPT code 97113, but rather use traditional speech codes. ASHA has now granted CE hours for multiple aquatic therapy trainings, including a 16 hour Aquatic Therapy University training designed exclusively for the SLP provider. The provision of skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

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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