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Water-Based Interventions for the Pediatric Therapist (Houston)

 
$595.00
Date:
Mar 3-4, 2017
Location:
Pearland, TX (Houston)
Hours:
16.0
Instructor:
TBD
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Cancellation Policy
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ABOUT THIS 2-DAY COURSE

This 16 hour seminar on water-based interventions is designed to rapidly introduce pediatric therapists to motor, sensory and play-based interventions in water. Participants will create a series of aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to alleviate the most common problems associated with the pediatric population and then adapte these ideas to novel situations. Participants will briefly examine research and payer regulations which supports aquatic therapy for the child and explore contraindications, including prevailing precaution myths.
 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 

1. Describe at least 1 reason why aquatic therapy would be the treatment of choice under each of 6 stated conditions:

(a) the patient has poor head or trunk righting/control, (b) the patient has spasticity, (c) the patient has difficulty with transitional movements; (d) the patient has poor sensory processing; (e) the patient has speech/language deficits; or (f) research supports its use.

 

2. List 5 aquatic precautions and 5 contraindications specific to the pediatric client. 

 

3. Correctly defend a decision to label a condition as a precaution and not as an absolute  contraindication in 4/5 mock scenarios

 

4.  Compare and contrast at least 3 ways that the goals of PT, OT & SLP providers should differ. 

 

5. Demonstrate a mock aquatic treatment session demonstrating 2 ways to divide labor between PT, OT and SLP. 

 

6. Describe at least 2 ways to appropriately provide a reimbursable cotreatment session when working in water.

 

7.  Demonstrate at least 2 ways to implement low-tech augmentative communication in the therapy pool setting.

 

8.   Progress a single aquatic protocol (as viewed in a published case study) from a lower level of function toward independence.


9. Using 2 payer regulations or research studies as support documents, create a sample statement in order to justify the continued use of aquatic therapy.

 

10.  Create at least 1 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to alleviate common pediatric problems as stated:

  • increase strength

  • improve ROM

  • improve oral motor skills

  • normalize sensory input (vestibular, visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive)

  • normalize tone

  • improve head and trunk righting

  • encourage play, verbalization and social interaction

  • improve posture, weight-bearing, balance, gait and proprioception

  • normalize transitional movements (lab)


11. Modify at least 5 standard aquatic exercises as taught by the instructor to address a unique problem.

12. Design a mock 15-minute aquatic treatment session for at least 2 common pediatric diagnoses.

13. Using role play, teach at least 2 aquatic exercises correctly to another clinician in order to demonstrate competency.

 


TARGET AUDIENCE:

This is a 700 series class (teaches Basic-Intermediate skills). The  course  is  designed  primarily for  professionals who have less than 2 years of full-time experience working with children and adolescents in water. Those likely to benefit most are PTs/PTAs, OTs/OTAs and SLPs/SLPAs. This course does not focus on evaluation or examination of the patient and thus, the content is within the scope of practice for the Assistant working under the appropriate supervision of the PT, OT or SLP. This course does include information on goal setting, labor distribution and establishing medical necessity. Although assistants do not evaluate patients, they do require a working understanding of all of these processes in their roles as treatment providers who assist a therapist in documenting progress and executing a plan of care. While the primary audience for the course is the PT/OT/SLP provider, other rehabilitation providers who count the therapeutic procedure aquatic therapy within their scope of practice may find it beneficial.
 


ATU CREDENTIALING & CE APPROVAL:

This class is a required class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the Pediatric Track. This course is preapproved for a minimum of 16 CCUs through ProCert (the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy) in 27 states. If the host state for this course does not accept Procert, CE approval for PTs/PTAs will be sought through the appropriate state agency. This course often meets the state established standards for CE for OTs and COTAs; please contact ATU with specific questions. SLPs seeking CE should contact ATU for more information about their many options to obtain credit.
 


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.

 


SCHEDULE:

TBD

 


YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

 

TBD


ABOUT ATU COURSES:

  • 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 traditionally capped at 25 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.

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.

HOTEL

Hampton Inn Pearland

6515 Broadway Street, Pearland, Texas

1-832-736-9977

 


AIRPORT

William P. Hobby (HOU)


MEALS

Lunch (provided)
Energy Breaks (provided)
Water (bottled)

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