CSM Aquatic Programming Spotlight - Cultivating Your Physical Therapy Super Skills: Applications in Water and on Land
Physical therapists are trained in evidence-based practice and acquire ongoing knowledge and skills. But what may be missing in early training is how to incorporate client values, expectations, and preferences into each intervention session.
What "super skill" is displayed by Mia Hamm, Joe Montana, Diana Taurasi, and Stephen Curry? Yes, more than one super skill; the skills include knowledge, training, practice of the game, strategy on how to best play the game, and the ability to read the moment in real-time. This knowledge in action is displayed by outstanding athletes, musicians, scientists, and healthcare practitioners.
But how do we teach this super skill in early professional education? This skill is developed through focused energy rather than time to include critical knowledge in action components. Physical therapists craft optimal care plans based on these three contributing areas, but it's important to recognize each component for a given case. This course examines those strengths and limitations through the lens of aquatic and land-based physical therapy interventions with case examples.