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ON-DEMAND Webinar: The Definitive Aquatic Precaution & Contraindication List

Any day (recorded webcast)
Any time (1 hour duration)
Your computer (webinar)
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
Preapproved for:
1 contact hour through FSBPT
Price (per unit)
1 - 1

60-minute webinar streamed on-demand. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about viewing the webinar. You may watch the webinar as many times as you wish for 30 days after purchase.


Perfect for lunch-time continuing education for the whole team. While facilities may pay a single fee ($75) to provide a group inservice for the entire team, only 1 Post-Test and 1 Certificate of Attendance will be issued per fee. For additional Post-Tests and Certificates, please use our discounted pricing ($45 per person).


Handouts will be made available for download with the purchase. Registrants will get a link to download handouts by email.


Certificates of Completion/ Post-Test
Registrants will receive a link to take a post-test immediately following the webinar. Registrants who score 80% on this post-test will receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of content from Aquatic Therapy University. One 1 Post-Test and 1 Certificate of Attendance will be issued per paid registrant. For additional Post-Tests and Certificates, please use our discounted pricing ($45 perperson).


Preapproval of CEUs
Most states accept live webinars for contact hours without the need for preapproval. We have decided to go the extra mile and obtain preapproval of our on-demand webinars through the Federation of State Boards of PT. This course is being reviewed by FSBPT for 1 CCU (1 credit). Continuing education certified by FSBPT is currently accepted by the following jurisdictions:

•     Alabama

•     Arizona

•     California

•     Delaware

•     District of Columbia

•     Georgia

•     Indiana  

•     Kansas

•     Kentucky

•     Montana

•     Nebraska

•     North Carolina

•     Oregon

•     South Carolina

•     Tennessee

•     Utah

•     Vermont

•     Virginia

•     Wisconsin


Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for rehab professionals with a baseline level of knowledge about the properties of water (at least 500 hours working in an aquatic setting). This may include: Rehab Departments, Rehab Managers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Exercise Physiologists, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and Post-Rehab Professionals.


A comprehensive look at the precautions and contraindications related to aquatic therapy and immersion.


Learning Objectives: After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

1. Explain the importance of maintaining a very short contraindications list (and a very long precautions list) in the aquatic therapy setting.


2. Describe the conditions under which it is important to seek additional orders from the referring provider.


3. Create a definitive precautions and contraindications list which all therapy pools should consider prior to allowing a patient into the water.


4. Cite the expert opinion and scientific literature which supports aquatic treatment choices and allows clinicians to weigh the risks:benefits ratio of treating clients in the water.


Andrea Sakznan, MS, PT

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.

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