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Presented by Cathy Maloney Hills, PT, DPT, TPS & Sonja McGill, PT, MSPT, TPS

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Our world is immersed in a pain crisis, and many patients are referred for aquatic physical therapy to address issues related to acute and chronic pain. Leading research pioneers in pain science stress the need to assess and change our patients’ cognitions, beliefs and fears BEFORE launching into a movement-based approach to rehabilitation. This webinar will provide an introduction to Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) and demonstrate how to incorporate PNE concepts into aquatic therapy sessions; differentiate “tissue issues” from “pain issues”; and how to invite patients to begin the conversation to share their pain experience. Participants will be introduced to current research as well as discover opportunities for more in-depth PNE education and training.

 

posted on June 1, 2018

Company: Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy
Course Type: Online/Homestudy Location: virtual
Contact: Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy Email: [email protected]
Phone: 833.344.2278 Website: Click to visit
 
 

Presented by Paula Richley Geigle PT, MS, PhD and William Scott MA 

Details and registration can be found here.

Aerobic cardiovascular fitness is comparatively low for individuals with SCI, approximately 25% of otherwise healthy young individuals with SCI fail to achieve oxygen consumption levels sufficient to perform essential activities of daily living (ADLs). Glucose metabolism, cytokine levels, HDL concentration, and self-esteem magnitude can be modified through increased physical activity including arm cycle ergometry, functional electrical stimulation, robotically assisted treadmill training, and aquatic exercise. However, controversy exists regarding the frequency and intensity required to achieve these beneficial effects. Clinically it is vital for optimal client health to assess baseline and post intervention cardiovascular levels. This presentation will increase understanding of cardiovascular fitness assessment and intervention for individuals with spinal cord injury as well as other chronic neuromuscular conditions. Pragmatic case examples demonstrate the systemic health issues linked to cardiovascular fitness, intervention concepts, and assessment possibilities (clinical and research). Our ultimate goal is to increase practitioner awareness and advocacy for annual cardiovascular assessment and intervention for all individuals living with chronic neuromuscular conditions.

 

posted on June 1, 2018

Company: Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy
Course Type: Online/Homestudy Location: online
Contact: Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy Email: [email protected]
Phone: 833.344.2278 Website: Click to visit
 
 

April 25, 2018 to December 31, 2018

 

Presented by Marty Biondi, PT, DPT, CSCS, CEEAA

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All too often aquatic therapy and exercise has been relegated to a secondary role when considering functional training for a wide spectrum of older adults. Due in part, to the fact the there is a paucity of literature addressing this topic as well as the mere fact that humans live on land, water therapies have been considered to have limited benefit in addressing either maintenance of or improvement of functional skills. This webinar will define specific, simple functional activities that are within the repertoire of the modern-day older adult. Using objective measures to quantify improvement, this webinar will demonstrate progressions for each skill set. Lastly, there will be a discussion of current literature addressing the use of aquatic interventions to upgrade land function.

 
 

posted on June 1, 2018

Company: Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy
Course Type: Location: online
Contact: Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy Email: [email protected]
Phone: 833.344.2278 Website: Click to visit
 
 

Looking for some new and innovative aquatic therapy techniques?

How about translating evidence into practice?

 

Look no Further.

 

Aquatic Techniques for Lower Extremities is for novice to expert clinicians looking to boost their techniques and clinical decision making for aquatic interventions. This course integrates research to back aquatic balance, strengthening and plyometric interventions.

 

This can't be missed! 2 hours only $60 for Academy Members.

 

Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC (picture centered at the bottom). Beth is a Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method and Trainer for AquaStretch

 

 

 

 

posted on April 25, 2019

Company: Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy
Course Type: Location: online
Contact: Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy Email: [email protected]
Phone: 833.344.2278 Website: Click to visit
 
 

Description

 

 

Brought to you by Aquatic Therapy University and North Star Aquatic Therapy. A 16 hour training module with 8 hours in the water packed into 2 days. Designed to teach therapists how to transition their therapy pool into a sensory and motor planning room. Extrapolated from the 16 treatment station concept, therapists will harness the use of common everyday items to create a sensory effect and to achieve a functional motor response. Each exercise and activity will be examined from the perspective of all the senses: vestibular, tactile, proprioceptive, visual and auditory.  This course is primarily designed to provide hands-on experience in order to promote skilled aquatic treatment of children with motor planning issues, poor body awareness, poor focus/attention, impaired postural stability, difficulty with bilateral coordination and those with cognitive disabilities. To register:

https://www.northstaraquatictherapy.com/aquatic-sensory-motor-10-19

 

Learning Objectives

 

Identify 1 model program known for its use of sensory stimulation in water.

After learning foundational principles, generate 1-2 reasons why sensory and motor integration is a natural fit for many aquatic settings.

Compare and contrast the relative benefits of 3-4 items, available in pediatric clinics, which can be used to transform a pool into a sensory and motor room.

Without assistance from instructor, create a specialized shopping list of items which can be inexpensively purchased at a Dollar Store (lecture) and used in the pool setting.

After being provided with examples, craft a unique sample home program for parents/caregivers who wish to incorporate 3-4 sensory/motor tasks in the shower, bathtub or community pool.

Perform 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities which can be appropriately performed at each of 16 stations in the pool.

Analyze the respective merits of 1-2 aquatic activities in order to increase or diminish:

·         vestibular input

·         tactile input

·         proprioceptive input

·         auditory input

·         visual input

and implement appropriately in a lab setting.

Using role playing, implement a unique 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for 1 of the most common pediatric diagnoses discussed in class.

 

Design at least 1 skilled progression of an aquatic treatment protocol as described in a case study discussed in class.

 

***Please note there will be a corresponding and complementary Aquatic Therapy for the SLP course going on so please let you SLP collegues know and the Senspory Motor course is for both OT and PT.  Here is the SLP link: https://www.northstaraquatictherapy.com/speech-10-2019

 

 

 

posted on August 12, 2019

Company: North Star Aquatic Therapy/ ATU
Course Type: In Person Location: St Croix Therapy, 742 Sterbenz Drive, Hudson, WI 54016, USA
Contact: Kathleen (Kiki) Dickinson Email: [email protected]
Phone: 651.983.2627 Website: Click to visit
 
 

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