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Endless Pools
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Pool Therapy for the Female Client (Houston, TX)

 
$495.00
UPC:
GS810
Location:
Houston, TX
Dates:
Aug 17-18, 2019
Instructors:
TBD
Credits:
16.0 hrs
Qty
Price (per unit)
1+
$495.00
 
 
 
Description

This class is being hosted by Texas Children's Hospital. Clicking "Buy Now" will redirect you to their registration page.

ABOUT THIS 2-DAY LAB-INTENSIVE SEMINAR

 

18 hr. training module packed into 2 days (4 hr. Boot Camp plus 14 hr. main course). Includes over 12 hours of pool time.

 

Woman can benefit from aquatic therapy at so many points in their lives. This class is designed to address the unique rehab needs of the female client and why water often works better to tackle these needs. Students will learn innovative aquatic interventions for:

·       high and low risk pregnancies,

·       osteoporosis,

·       fibromyalgia,

·       s/p breast cancer (mastectomy) and

·       common musculoskeletal complaints (such as SI dysfunction)

Leave this first-ever specialized training with a battery of treatment options for all that ails womankind, including: spinal stabilization; Watsu; functional skills training; progressive resistive exercise; proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF); aquatic manual therapy, post-mastectomy stretching; edema management and more.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

 

1.       Describe why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice if the patient (a) is suffering pregnancy-related conditions such as edema and back pain; (b) has postural abnormalities due to osteoporosis or osteopenia; (c) has fibromyalgia; (d) is recovering from a mastectomy; or (e) is suffering from a musculoskeletal injury common to women (lecture)

2.       Recite 3-4 aquatic precautions and contraindications specific to the female patient. Understand the unique rehab needs of the pregnant, osteoporotic, pain, oncology and musculoskeletal clients (lecture).

3.       Participate in a 10-15 minute mock inservice designed to teach rehab professionals or physicians about the benefit of aquatic therapy for at least 1 of these populations (lecture)

4.       Verbalize the difference between functional improvement and patient satisfaction. Locate literature which supports the need to address patient satisfaction in order to improve outcomes (lecture)

5.       Find recent scientific literature, including outcomes studies, which supports aquatic therapy for the female client (lecture)

6.       Experience the difference between deck-based instruction and hands-on, in-water therapy and verbalize the distinction to a colleague. Demonstrate, through role playing, the ability to incorporate appropriate hands-on care into aquatic therapy to increase healing and patient satisfaction (lab)

7.       Demonstrate 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities from each of the following specialty techniques (as each relates to the female client): Salzman’s Aquatic Blanket Drills (ABDs); Deep water unloading; Aquatic manual therapy and stretching; Functional skills training; Progressive resistive exercise; Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF); Trunk stabilization/ Core training; Watsu (lab)

8.       Perform 3-4 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to:

·         Decrease edema

·         Increase bone density

·         Increase ROM

·         Minimize contractures and scarring

·         Create alternative cognitive pathways for functional task engrams

·         Decrease pain

·         Improve posture, weight-bearing, balance, gait and proprioception

·         Increase strength

·         Improve motor planning (lab)

9.       Progress a specific aquatic task from a lower level of function towards increased independence (lab)
 

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

·         Pregnancy related back pain and edema

·         Postural abnormalities s/p osteopenia/osteoporosis

·         Mastectormy related scarring, pain and ROM restrictions

·         Fibromyalgia (lab)

 


TARGET AUDIENCE:

This is a 700 series class (teaches Basic-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.

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.


SCHEDULE:

DAY 1
7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-12:00 Lecture and Land Lab (15 minute energy break at 10:00)
12:00-1:00 - Change and eat lunch
1:00-3:15 - Pool Lab
3:15-3:30 - Energy Break
3:30-5:30 - Pool Lab
5:30-5:45 - Wrap-up & Discussion

DAY 2
8:00-12:00 Lecture and Land Lab (15 minute energy break at 10:00)
12:00-1:00 - Change and eat lunch
1:00-3:15 - Pool Lab
3:15-3:30 - Energy Break
3:30-5:30 - Pool Lab
5:30-5:45 - Wrap-up & Discussion

 


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

TBD


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.
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