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									Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute
      2010 Course Catalog

Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute
   Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute
 2010 Course Catalog Table of Contents
Course  Catalog  Description  ....................................................................................... 3
Tracks  of  Study   ........................................................................................................... 3
Entry  (1000)  Level  Courses-­Chart   ............................................................................. 4
Intermediate  (2000)  Level  Courses-­Chart.................................................................. 5
Advanced  (3000)  Level  Courses-­Chart   ..................................................................... 6
FAQ’s  ............................................................................................................................ 6
Planning  a  Course  of  Study  -­  Orthopedics  ............................................................... 7
Planning  a  Course  of  Study  -­  Older  Adults  ............................................................... 8
1000  Level  Courses  in  Science  ............................................................................. 9-­11
1000  Level  Courses  in  Methods  &  Techniques                            .................................................. 11-­23
1000  Level  Courses  in  Professional  Practice  ....................................................24-­25
1000  Level  Courses  in  Safety/Risk  Management  ..............................................25-­26
2000  Level  Courses  in  Science  ...........................................................................27-­30
2000  Level  Courses  in  Methods  &  Techniques                            ..................................................30-­45
2000  Level  Courses  in  Professional  Practice  ....................................................45-­46
2000  Level  Courses  in  Safety/Risk  Management  ..............................................46-­47
3000  Level  Courses  in  Methods  &  Techniques                            ..................................................47-­50
Continuing  Education  Units  ..................................................................................... 51
                                                 .................................................................................. 51
2010  ATRI  Conference  Schedules   ......................................................................52-­56
ATRI  Faculty   .........................................................................................................57-­60
Registration  Fees  ...................................................................................................... 61
How  to  Register  ......................................................................................................... 61
2010  ATRI  Conference  Dates  .................................................................................... 62

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                          Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute
Course Catalog                                                                   Tracks of Study
Courses  offered  by  the  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  Institute               ATRI  courses  are  grouped  into  4  categories  –  
(ATRI)  are  designed  to  support  the  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehabili-­       1.  Science  of  Aquatic  Movement  (supporting  Standards  I  and  2)
tation  Industry  Standards  (available  online  at,  and         2.  Aquatic  Therapy  Methods  and  Techniques  
to  assist  professionals  in  preparation  for  successful  completion  of              (supporting  Standards  2  and  3)
                                                                                 3.  Professional  Practice  (supporting  Standards  4  and  6)
                                                                                 4.  Safety  and  Risk  Management  (supporting  Standard  5)
Courses  within  this  catalog  are  designed  to  serve  a  variety  of  
purposes.  For  the  therapeutic  professional,  ATRI  courses  can                                                                                      
provide  educational  experiences  beyond  an  entry-­level  degree.  
They  open  opportunities  for  specialization  in  therapeutic  aquatics.    
es  frequently  meet  requirements  for  maintaining  licensure,  as  well       It  is  recommended  entry-­level  courses  be  completed  prior  to  en-­

                                                                                 Chart  graphically  illustrates  levels  and  categories.    
For  the  aquatic  professional,  ATRI  courses  can  provide  educa-­
tional  experiences  enabling  expansion  of  aquatic  programming  to           Within  levels,  the  following  numbers  of  a  course  relate  to  the  
include  individuals  with  a  wide  variety  of  special  needs.  Individu-­
als  with  disabilities,  as  well  as  persons  with  acute  medical  condi-­

workshops  can  facilitate  integration  of  specialized  programs  with  
community  and  educational  aquatics.

Future  professionals  in  all  areas  of  health  and  human  services  

emphasizing  water  as  a  movement  medium  with  unique  health  
enhancing  properties,  provide  enrichment  for  all  health  and  hu-­
man  services  disciplines.                                                      All  numbered  courses  on  the  Course  Catalog  Chart  are  offered  

For  anyone  preparing  to  take  a  credentialing  exam,  ATRI  courses         conference.  Rather,  this  chart  pictures  a  composite  educational  
                                                                                 program,  the  optimum  preparation,  as  well  as  on-­going  education  
can  combine  ATRI  courses  with  previously  taken  college  courses,          of  a  professional  in  aquatic  therapy.  As  new  advances  are  made  
as  well  as  other  professional  training.                                     within  the  profession,  new  courses  will  be  added.  Professionals  
                                                                                 are  encouraged  to  complete  as  many  areas  of  study  as  possible,  
                                                                                 whether  courses  are  taken  from  ATRI  or  from  other  education  
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                                   ATRI Course Catalog Chart
     1000  Level  Courses  (Entry  Level)
   Science  of  Aquatic  Therapy          Aquatic  Therapy  Methods                            Professional                           Safety  and  Risk  
                                          and  Techniques                                      Practice                               Management


                                          1218  -­  Pediatrics  and  Aquatics                    

                                                                                                                                      Child  CPR                          
                                          1222  -­  Autism  Spectrum                           Aquatic  Management                    Infant  CPR
                                          1223  -­  Schopler  Method  for  Children            Aquatic  Programming                   First  Aid
                                                                                                                                      Risk  Management

                                          1226  -­  Aquatic  Rehab  for  Musculoskeletal       offered  through  our

                                                                                                Aquatic  Therapy  Methods
                                                                                                and  Techniques  (cont’d)

   Aquatic  Fitness  
                                                                                               1618  -­  AquaStretch  Intro.  

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                                            ATRI Course Catalog Chart (cont’d)
        2000  Level  Courses  (Intermediate  Level)
  Science  of  Aquatic                                         Aquatic  Therapy  Methods                                        Professional  Practice                                              Safety  and  Risk  
  Therapy                                                      and  Techniques                                                                                                                      Management




                                                                                                                                Aquatic  Therapy  Methods  and                                                          
                                                                                                                                Techniques  (continued)  

                         Independence  Measure  (AIM)  
                                                                                                                                2511  -­  Aquatic  Modalities  for  Spasticity                                               


                                                               2321  -­  Post-­Rehab  for  the  Spine                           2621  -­  Clinical  Ai  Chi  for  Shoulders                                             
   Medical  Terminology


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                                ATRI Course Catalog Chart (cont’d)
       3000  Level  Courses  (Advanced  Level)
   Science  of  Aquatic  Therapy   Aquatic  Therapy  Methods                                      Professional  Practice       Safety  and  Risk
                                   and  Techniques                                                                             Management



Who Should Attend ATRI Conferences?


When and Where Will These Courses be Offered?

Please  see  the  information  on  page  51  or  go  to  for  more  information.

Please  see  the  Fees  listed  on  page  61,  along  with  Registration  Information  for  ATRI  conferences.
What About CEUs?

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                                       Planning a Course of Study

                                                              Course  Catalog  Chart,  marking  and  prioritizing  the  courses  you  
         need  to  take  to  enhance  your  professional  endeavors.
   For  example,  an  individual  wanting  to  work  in  Orthopedic  Aquatics  might  make  the  following  plan  -­-­
                             College  Courses                           ATRI  Courses                              Community  Courses
   Entry  Level

                                                                        1314  -­  Pain  and  Function  Specialty




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                                        Planning a Course of Study (cont’d)
   In  contrast,  an  individual  interested  in  working  with  Older  Adults  might  develop  this  plan  -­-­
                             College  Courses                          ATRI  Courses                                          Community  Courses
     Entry  Level

                                                                       1314  -­  Pain  and  Function  Spec.  Cert.  Prog.        

                                                                       1611  -­  Fall  Prevention  Specialty  Cert.  Prog.


                                                                       2222  -­  Acute  and  Chronic  Pain


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                                        1000 Level Courses in Science

This  course  is  a  prerequisite  for  all  other  courses.  If  you  have  taken  this  
tro  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab,  you  can  skip  this  offering.  The  physi-­        important  to  know  the  type  and  strength  of  literature  evidence  for  each  
ological  effects  of  immersion  and  the  principles  of  hydrodynamics  will  be          health  outcome,  to  improve  practice  and  counsel,  and  refer  clients  to  
                                                                                    -­       appropriate  physical  activity.      
logic  and  chronic  conditions  will  be  discussed.

   respiratory,  endocrine,  and  musculoskeletal  systems.                                     based.
2)   Recognize  those  conditions  for  which  water  therapy  might  be                     3)   Apply  a  progression  based  on  evidence.
   contraindicated  due  to  negative  effects  of  immersion.

   the  properties  of  water  to  provide  an  effective  treatment  
   program  for  various  physical  conditions.

1006 -­ Practical Aquatic Progressions

extremity  using  drag  equipment  as  a  natural  extension  of  water.  Cre-­                                                                                                      -­
                                                                                             losophies  have  been  revived  and  adapted  for  modern  needs.  Practices  
and  applied  to  shoulder  and  knee  injuries,  and  rheumatoid  arthritis.                like  Tai  Chi  or  Ai  Chi  in  water  are  examples  of  the  application  of  these  
                                                                                             health-­delivering  philosophies.  Such  programs  are  successful  because  
                                                                                             they  all  teach  the  student  to  feel  the  movement  in  their  bodies,  to  move  

                                                                                             prove  while  knowing  they  are  in  control  of  their  body.  
   knee  injuries.                                                                                                               
                                                                                             1)   Identify  the  12  energy  meridians.
   rheumatoid  arthritis.
                                                                                             3)   Practice  energy  meridian  exercises  for  constipation,  depression,    
   movements  for  the  upper  and  lower  extremity  using  drag  equipment.                   arthritis,  insomnia,  obesity,  and  neck,  shoulder  and  sciatic  pain.

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                             1000 Level Courses in Science (cont’d)
                                                                                              1030 – Pediatric Aquatic Therapy Foundations
                                                                                              This  course  is  intended  for  practitioners  who  need  a  pediatric  aquatic  

                                                                                              Program  or  simply  to  understand  the  application  of  aquatics  to  assist  
includes  screening  procedures,  potential  hazards  and  precautions,                                                                                                        -­
                                                                          -­                  tion  and  hands-­on  instruction  will  focus  on  pediatric  indications,  precau-­
cal,  psychological  and  cultural  issues  impacting  disease  management.  
                                                                                              show  how  to  optimize  your  aquatic  environment  for  safety,  learning  and  
change  their  eating  habits,  along  with  ideas  for  exercise  program  de-­              accessibility  for  children  with  disabilities.  Motor  development  and  the  
sign.                                                                                         aquatic  motor  development  model  will  be  discussed  and  practiced  along  
                                                                                              with  hydrodynamic  applications.  Pediatric  handling  techniques  will  be  
                                                                                              justment  process.  Participants  will  learn  aquatic  skills  progressions  and  
     developing  complications.                                                               adaptive  techniques  utilizing  fun  interactive  teaching  methods.

     programs  for  people  with  diabetes.                                                      populations.
                                                                                              2)  Identify  health  conditions  where  precautions  should  be  taken  for  
                                                                                                 children  to  participate  in  aquatic  therapy.

                                                                                                   accessibility  for  children  with  disabilities.

techniques  such  as  deep  breathing,  progressive  muscle  relaxation,  and  
positive  mental  imagery.  The  second  step  is  to  gradually  expose  indi-­
or  group,  constructing  a  fear  hierarchy;;  a  list  of  situations  ranked  from  
                                                                                                   densities  in  the  water.
least  fearful  to  most  fearful.  For  example,  in  the  case  of  the  individual  

looking  at  a  swimming  pool  from  a  distance,  2)  walking  up  to  the  swim-­          1032 -­ Creative Ortho Aquatic Rehab

stepping  down  to  the  second  step.  It  should  be  noted  that  the  participant  
                                                                                              open  your  creativity  with  progressions,  props  and  the  three  dimensions  
then  practices  them  in  the  real-­life  situation,  in  this  case,  the  water.  The     of  the  water.  From  outpatient  rehab  to  the  community  setting,  activate  
crucial  goal  is  to  remain  relaxed  while  gradually  being  exposed  to  the             your  creative  aspect  of  aquatic  therapy.
situations  listed  on  the  hierarchy.    

     muscle  relaxation  and  positive  imagery.                                                 orthopedic  exercises.
                                                                                              3)  Create  several  progressive  aquatic  therapy  treatments  for  
                                                                                                 orthopedic  case  studies.                                                  Page  10
     1000 Level Courses in Science
                (cont’d)                                     Techniques (cont’d)
                                          fessionals  who  would  like  to  expand  their  skills  into  aquatic  therapy  and  
                                          rehab.  The  seminar  will  include  basic  aquatic  principles  including  buoy-­
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                                          ancy,  resistance,  and  hydrostatic  pressure,  and  how  those  principles  
                                          change  the  biomechanics  of  movement  patterns.  
                                          A  review  of  outcomes  (who  aquatic  rehab  works  for,  indications  and  

                                          will  determine  the  concepts  and  methodology  of  popular  aquatic  therapy  
                                          and  rehabilitation  techniques,  patient  populations  that  these  modalities  
                                          can  work  for,  and  discuss  competency  and  where  to  learn  more  about  
                                          Participants  will  determine  which  techniques  are  safe  and  appropriate  

                                          prenatal  women,  and  athletes  are  discussed.
                                          Finally,  this  presentation  will  allow  participants  to  experiment  with  the  

                                          1)   Recognize  and  apply  basic  hydrodynamic  principles.

                                             of  each  aquatic  technique  with  each  client.

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1201 -­ Aquatic Abs That Really Work                                                         1204 -­ Integrated Endurance Options
Although  you  are  regularly  attacked  with  exercises  claiming  to  tone                                                                                                          -­
and  strengthen  the  abdominal  muscles,  many  of  these  exercises  are                   lar  and  muscular  endurance  for  all  major  muscle  groups.  This  workshop  
inadequate  and  ineffective,  especially  when  done  in  water.  Abdominal                 offers  a  pre-­planned  program  that  you  can  implement  immediately  with  
exercises  are  prescribed  for  both  the  prevention  and  treatment  of  low              your  clients  either  in  its  entirety  or  as  single  exercises.  It  includes  ap-­
fect  if  done  incorrectly.  The  purpose  of  this  course  is  to  provide  practitio-­   Practical  applications  will  demonstrate  proper  movement  execution  with  
ners  with  useful  information  necessary  to  choose  the  most  appropriate                                                                                         -­
exercise  for  the  individual.  In  addition,  several  myths  and  fallacies  about        tance  with  and  without  equipment,  what  equipment  placement  works  
abdominal  training  in  water  will  be  dismissed.                                         best  and  how  to  make  appropriate  equipment  choices.

1)   Identify  safer  and  more  effective  exercises  to  train  the  abdominal    
   musculature  in  the  water.                                                                 guidelines  for  training.

   abdominals  in  water.                                                                       options  for  the  water.

                                                                                                muscle  group.

These  in-­depth  lessons  were  developed  over  a  two-­year  span  to  treat                 an  effective  endurance  program.

extremely  helpful  for  the  general  population  as  these  areas  are  often  
the  underlying  cause  of  so  many  pain  and  weakness  complaints.  The  
adductor  and  pectineus  muscles,  sub-­scapular  and  rotators  will  receive                                                                        
new  movement  options  that  can  relieve  many  health  conditions.
                                                                                             training  combinations.  Integrate  Yoga  postures  and  diagonal  movement  
                                                                                             patterns  guaranteed  to  decrease  joint  and  muscle  pain.  Movements  will  
     easier  rotation  just  in  the  warm-­up.                                              simultaneously  increase  balance,  muscular  endurance  and  joint  range  
                                                                                             of  motion.  Take  home  multi-­level  progressions  that  utilize  drag,  accel-­
                                                                                             eration  and  traveling  techniques.

                                                                                                increasing  muscular  endurance  and  range  of  motion.

                                                                                                patterns  with  basic  Yoga  poses.

                                                                                                the  water.  

                                                                                                range  of  motion  and  muscular  endurance.  

                                                                                                for  exercise  progression.
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                                                                                             1212 -­ Therapeutic Aquatics for Children
                                                                                        -­   Providing  aquatic  therapy  to  enhance  growth  and  development  of  the  
ed  periods  of  time.  Aquatic  conditioning  reforms  your  body  and  prevents                                                                                       -­
a  variety  of  disorders  based  on  poor  alignment.  This  course  is  excellent  
for  your  core  muscles  and  sense  of  balance.  There  are  many  types  of  
aqua  cycling  that  will  engage  your  brain.  This  is  a  joyful  program  that  is      control  of  their  environment.  Movement  exploration  can  open  doors  to  
safe  for  anyone.                                                                           creativity,  as  well  as  enhance  perceptual-­motor  development.  Academic  
                                                                                             reinforcement  helps  make  that  brain-­body  connection.  This  session  will  
                                                                                             provide  both  theoretical,  as  practical  implementation  information,  and  
                                                                                             experiences  to  facilitate  therapeutic  programming  for  children.
3)   Practice  postural  alignment  while  balancing  on  a  noodle.
                                                                                                therapeutic  services  for  children.

                                                                                                integrated  approach  to  accomplishing  goals.

                                                                                                implementation  of  an  integrated  approach.
and  become  chronic.  Techniques  such  as  water  massage,  energy  me-­
ridian  exercise,  relaxation  and  the  body  scan  meditation  will  be  taught.  
Techniques  will  take  advantage  of  the  therapeutic  aquatic  environment  

awareness  and  the  willingness  to  embrace  a  wellness  plan  will  be  prac-­
ticed  and  discussed.
                                                                                             with  resistance  training  in  static  and  dynamic  movement  sequences.  
                                                                                             Review  the  integrated  relationship  of  muscles  important  for  hip  and  
   body  scan  meditation,  completing  the  grieving  process,  energy                      back  function  and  learn  practical  core  training  ideas  using  isotonic  and  
   management,  and  relaxation  techniques  that  are  currently  being                     isometric  muscle  work.  The  use  of  buoyant  equipment  will  further  en-­
   used  by  chronic  pain  centers.  

   are  effective  chronic  pain  treatments.
                                                                                                and  back  function.

                                                                                                enhance  balance  and  trunk  stability.    

                                                                                                training  appropriate  for  low  back  pain  and  hip  replacement.

                                                                                                improve  strength.

                                                                                                endurance  and  core  function.
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1214 -­ Older Adult Aquatics                                                                 1218 – Pediatrics and Aquatics
                                                                                -­                                                                                             -­
                                                                              -­             amine  the  positioning  of  a  child  in  the  pool  related  to  the  functional  
ing  program,  we  will  concentrate  on  active  and  fast  movements  (aerobic             positions  of  the  child.  Integrate  parental  involvement  and  teaching  with  
anaerobic  exercise),  easy  and  small  movements  (moving  small  joints                   songs,  games,  and  fun.
and  core  muscles),  and  directing  fun  and  voluntary  exercises  to  make                                                   

                                                                                             2)   Assess  three  positions  in  water  (supine,  prone  &  side  lying).
routine.  This  program  is  a  stretching  essence  of  health.
                                                                                                standing,  and  walking.

   and  bone  density  strengthening  in  an  aquatic  setting.                              6)   Identify  three  songs  or  games  used  with  pediatrics  and  aquatics.
3)  Follow  the  concept  of  total  health  for  the  elderly  with  fast,  slow  and    
   small  movements.  

                                                                                             Multiple  Sclerosis  (MS)  is  a  chronic,  often  disabling  disease  of  the  
                                                                                    -­       impulses.  This  causes  scarring  called  plaques  or  lesions.  The  name  
ma  that  can  be  devastating  and  debilitating.  This  session  will  provide             multiple  sclerosis  comes  from  the  multiple  areas  of  scarring  that  char-­
the  participant  with  information  about  managing  whiplash  and  concus-­
sion  symptoms  by  utilizing  the  healing  properties  of  aquatic  therapy.  The          categories  of  symptoms  of  MS  and  the  three  functional  levels  of  MS.  
focus  of  MVA  Rehab  is  to  regain  daily  pain-­free  functioning  through  a            Practice  aquatic  techniques  for  people  with  various  functional  levels  of  
5-­step  program.  The  5-­step  program  will  help  you  pace  the  progression            MS.    
of  your  MVA  clients  so  they  continue  to  improve  at  a  reasonable  rate.                                           
sion  recovery.    

                                                                                                exercise  program.
                                                                                             4)   Identify  a  progression  of  aquatics  exercises  for  each  course  of  MS.  
   healing  process  to  occur.

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1221 -­ Pediatric Handling

                                                                                        This  course  will  introduce  the  participant  to  The  Schopler  Method  for  
                                                                                   -­   working  with  children  in  a  therapeutic  aquatic  environment.  The  Scho-­
dren  in  ways  that  will  best  assist  in  their  rehabilitation.                    pler  Method  is  a  research-­based  method  for  enhancing  the  success  of  
                                                                                        children.    The  activities  and  organization  of  the  session  encourages  bet-­
                                                                                        ter  outcomes  by  integrating  aspects  of  the  psychomotor,  cognitive  and  
                                                                                        affective  domains.    
3)   Adapt  handling  to  meet  the  needs  of  individual  children.

                                                                                           the  aquatic  therapy  session  by  using  Method  principles.

Therapeutic Aquatics                                                                       home  to  your  facility.

                                                                                        1224 -­ Aquatic Therapy Techniqes for
festations  while  learning  how  to  focus  attention,  engage  social  contact,  

environment  for  an  individual  with  an  autism  spectrum  disorder.  This           Investigate  a  variety  of  techniques  that  can  be  used  to  implement  aquat-­
workshop  will  provide  safe  and  creative  ways  to  maximize  the  potential        ic  therapy  activities  for  children  with  severe  and  profound  disabilities.  
of  this  environment.
                                                                                        behaviors  will  be  presented.  Activities  in  the  workshop  will  focus  on  
   disorders.                                                                           ways  to  stimulate  interaction  with  the  children  and  enhance  motor  and  
                                                                                        cognitive  function.
3)  Participate  in  over  a  dozen  different  activities  designed  to  reduce    
   autism  spectrum  behaviors  in  the  aquatic  environment.
                                                                                           severe  and  profound  disabilities.
   interaction,  and  improve  environmental  interaction.

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                                                                                                    contraindications  for  this  population.

                                                                                                    core  stability,  functional  gait,  core  endurance  and  strength.

                                                                                          -­        progressions  for  core  strengthening  at  various  depths  of  immersion.

music,  the  massage  in  the  water  and  the  soft  stretches  can  effectively  

applied  with  great  results  for  special  needs  children.  The  child  is  sup-­             implementation  in  a  group  or  with  individuals,  during  exercise  or  thera-­
ents  can  enjoy  underwater  techniques  for  deep  relaxation  using  a  nose                  for  applying  skills  learned  in  the  aquatic  environment  to  land  activities  
who  think  they  have  experienced  everything  possible  in  the  water.

                                                                                                 rehabilitation.  Package  balance  and  gait  training  into  all  your  activities  
   the  developmentally  delayed.                                                                with  creative  ideas  from  this  workshop.

                                                                                                 1)   Investigate  applications  of  balance  and  gait  training  for  at  least  four    
   populations.                                                                                     age  groups.
                                                                                                 2)   Compare  and  contrast  applications  of  balance  and  gait  graining  for    
                                                                                                    motor  development  vs.  rehabilitation  vs.  habilitation.

This  course  will  address  the  use  of  therapeutic  warm  water  exercise  for                  during  aquatic  exercise  and  aquatic  therapy  for  individuals  as  well  as    
back  pain.  Current  research  on  back  pain  and  core  strengthening  will                      groups.
be  used  to  create  effective  vertical  aquatic  rehabilitation  techniques.  
Practitioners  engaged  in  aquatic  rehab  for  back  patients  will  learn  useful                from  water  to  land  activities  of  daily  living.  

appropriate  for  individual  or  small  group  exercise  in  a  clinical  setting.  

the  scope  of  this  course.

   core  strengthening.
2)   Consider  the  qualities  of  vertical  aquatic  training  that  make  it  ideal  for    
   spinal  rehabilitation.
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                                                                                       The  aquatic  environment  allows  the  elimination,  reduction,  or  gradual  
use  of  rhythm  and  music.  Challenge  motor  planning,  while  improving  
muscle  strength  and  control.  Add  dance  components  to  therapy  proto-­                                                                                            -­
                                                                                       tocols  to  improve  balance,  core  stability  and  gait.  Muscular  imbalance  
                                                                                       related  to  guarding  the  injured  limb  will  be  addressed.  Progressions  us-­
self-­image  and  encourage  increased  mobility.                                      ing  open  and  closed  kinetic  chain  exercises  for  the  lower  extremity  will  

1)   Investigate  the  value  of  rhythm  and  dance  to  improve  balance  and    
2)   Compare  and  contrast  components  of  rhythmic  activity  with  goals  of    
   balance  and  gait  training.
3)   Investigate  four  different  dance  forms  and  their  applications  to  
   balance  and  gait  training.
                                                                                          improve  core  stability  and  normalize  gait.
   rhythm  and  music.
                                                                                       5)   Practice  teaching  strategies  for  optimal  program  delivery.
   stemming  from  ballet.
                                                                                          protocols  as  required  to  achieve  optimal  function.

possible  while  minimizing  pain  or  additional  damage.  This  course  will  
include  a  review  of  normal  gait,  common  gait  deviations  and  

slower  movements,  decreased  risk  of  falls  or  injury,  allowing  more  rep-­
etitions  for  practice.


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This  course  provides  essential  education  for  clinicians  using  warm  wa-­         fatigue,  cognitive  impairment,  depression,  and  loss  of  strength  are  in-­
ter  therapy  to  treat  pain-­affected  patients.  Pain  impacts  function.  People     herent  in  all.  All  need  specialized  physical  training  in  balance,  gait,  and  
living  with  persistent  pain  commonly  exhibit  muscle  guarding,  inap-­

These  movement  characteristics  are  often  the  beginning  of  a  downward  
spiral,  as  increased  pain  couples  with  decreased  physical  activity.  The            Trauma  patients  and  the  role  of  therapy-­based  training.

                                                                                            similar  protocols.  

neuropathic  pain,  practitioners  and  people  in  pain  can  work  to  offset  
functional  changes  and  improve  quality  of  life.  This  course  is  intended  
for  anyone  treating,  educating,  and  optimizing  function  in  patients  with           supportive  environment.
                                                                                         5)   Identify  small  steps  to  show  progress  in  activities  of  daily  living.    
report  decreased  pain,  improved  exercise  adherence,  and  increased  

1)  Review  researched  theoretical  information  about  persistent  pain  

2)  Provide  practical  experiences  and  guidelines  for  pain  education  and          Practice  techniques  that  can  be  carried  through  to  the  post-­rehab  set-­
   amelioration  programming,  including  ideal  pool  characteristics.    

   population,  including  relative  and  absolute  contraindications  for  
   participation  in  aquatic  therapy.
                                                                                         2)  Implement  holistic  techniques  designed  for  neurological  disorders    
                                                                                            into  your  treatment  plan.
   treatment  of  persistent  pain  (researched,  established  pool  therapy             3)  Practice  accessing  this  information  to  assist  clients  in  a  more  
   outcomes).                                                                               effective  outcome.

   teaching  useful  coping  strategies  in  and  out  of  the  pool.  

   imbalances,  and  client  goals.  

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                                                                                          Ai  Chi  is  a  water  exercise  and  relaxation  program  that  has  been  created  
aquatic  rehabilitation  and  habilitation.  Created  by  an  engineer,  who  
used  principles  of  hydrostatics  and  hydrodynamics  to  enable  children              yet  powerful  progression.  Aquatic  exercise  instructors,  personal  train-­

                                                                                          that  increases  oxygen  and  caloric  consumption  simply  with  correct  form  
a  Ten-­Point  Program  that  can  be  adapted  by  a  range  of  disciplines  to         and  positioning  in  the  water,  it  is  a  perfect  relaxation  technique  for  highly  
                                                                                          stressed,  over-­challenged  clients,  and  it  is  ideal  for  creating  improved  
learned  in  this  session  will  be  useful  for  one-­to-­one  passive  therapy,        range  of  motion  and  mobility.  Ai  Chi,  created  by  combining  Tai-­Chi  
group  active  work,  and  therapeutic  treatment.
                                                                                          shoulder  depth  water  using  a  combination  of  deep  breathing  and  slow,  
                                                                                          broad  movements  of  the  arms,  legs,  and  torso.    

   supporting  client  progression.
2)  Consider  practical  applications  of  the  Ten-­Point  Program  for  both            who  can  move  well.    This  program  was  created  for  the  less  mobile  or  
   individual  disciplines  and  multidisciplinary  practices.                            those  looking  for  relaxation.
                                                                                          1)  Follow  the  simple  Ai  Chi  progression.  

                                                                                             pelvic  mechanics.    
Many  people  experience  neck  and  upper  back  pain  on  a  daily  basis.  

structures,  and  make  your  aquatic  training  session  part  of  the  solution  to  
neck  pain.  
1)  Identify  injuries  and  alignment  issues  in  the  cervico-­thoracic  spine    
   and  shoulder  girdle  that  cause  neck  pain  and  movement  dysfunction.
2)  Consider  ways  aquatic  training  may  contribute  to  the  problem  of  
   misalignment,  muscular  imbalance  and  pain.

   and  function  during  group  aqua,  aqua  personal  training  or  post  rehab.

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1608 -­ A Touch of Watsu®                                                                       1609 -­ Tai Chi for Arthritis Land Workshop
holding  points  and  giving  Shiatsu  stretches  coordinated  with  the  breath.  

                                                                                                sitting  positions.  This  is  a  land-­based  Tai  Chi  program  that  can  stand  
for  the  shoulder,  along  with  opening  the  chest  and  affecting  the  lungs.              alone  or  be  added  to  any  existing  exercise  program.  

or  mobility  issues.  In  a  another  move,  we  will  learn  to  palpate  pressure  
points  with  the  breath,  along  the  muscles  of  the  back,  not  only  reliev-­               people  with  arthritis.
ing  tension  in  the  spine,  but  affecting  the  internal  organs  via  the  spinal  
nerves.  Partially  because  the  bladder  meridian  can  have  an  effect  on                     people  of  almost  any  physical  condition  or  age,  and  without  any  prior    
all  the  energy  channels  and  partially  because  of  the  holding  aspect  of                  knowledge  of  Tai  Chi.
                                                                                                   the  most  appropriate  style  of  Tai  Chi.

helps  our  clients  with  neuro-­muscular  disorders,  CP  and  most  general-­
ized  disorders.  

1)  Practice  correct  body  mechanics.
                                                                                                illio-­sacral  relationship,  allowing  circulation  and  nerve  conduction  to  
                                                                                                hamstrings,  psoas,  and  adductors  all  get  adjusted  to  the  new  arrange-­
6)  Assess  breath  and  postural  awareness.                                                   ment.

                                                                                                   pain  and  low  back  problems.
                                                                                                2)  Incorporate  these  lessons  into  private  and  group  water  therapy      

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                                                                                                                                    Fall  prevention  can  be  enhanced  

                                                                                         or  on  a  piece  of  equipment  helps  an  individual  strengthen  core  muscles,  
                                                                                         as  well  as  develop  kinesthetic  and  proprioceptive  abilities.  As  we  try  
is  predominantly  action  based  with  activities  that  you  can  implement                                                                                                -­
immediately  with  your  clients.  The  activities  are  evidence-­based  and            cover  how  to  design  balance  equipment-­based  progressions  for  clients  
include  the  full  spectrum  of  low-­function  to  high-­function  exercises.                                                                                             -­
                                                                              -­         tic  process.
formation  on  fall  prevention,  balance  scales,  set  goals  based  on  that                                   Materials  provided  in  this  course  include  docu-­
background,  as  well  as  individual  client  needs;;  and  then  try  therapeutic      mentation  forms,  resource  and  research  bibliography,  a  review  of  fall  
exercises  and  aquatic  therapy  techniques  that  research  shows  (and                prevention  and  assessments,  written  exercises  with  some  photos  and  
                                                                                         illustrations,  and  descriptions  of  equipment  use  and  availability.
discussion  of  the  best  water  depth,  temperature  and  order  of  exercises;;  
and  when  to  modify  exercises  will  be  covered.    

                                             Implementing  fall  prevention  through     2)  Investigate  applications  of  balance  and  gait  training  for  at  least      
balance  and  gait  practice  in  isolation  can  be  repetitious  and  tedious.            four  functional  age  groups.
                                                                                         3)  Compare  and  contrast  applications  of  balance  and  gait  training      
                                                                                            for  motor  development  vs.  rehabilitation  vs.  habilitation.
transfer  of  learning  to  establish  progressions  for  applying  skills  learned  
in  the  aquatic  environment  to  land  activities  of  daily  living.  This  has  
                                                                                         5)  Select  appropriate  equipment  based  on  client  age,  size,  
                                                                                            function  and  goals.
development,  as  well  as  rehabilitation.  
                                                                                            a  total  therapeutic  process.
                                Integrate  the  mind  with  the  body  and  increase  

                                                                                            equipment-­based  activities.
Yoga  for  the  feet  offers  simple  ways  to  improve  balance  with  foot  exer-­
                                                                                            skills  from  water  to  land  activities  of  daily  living.
                           Combining  balance  exercises  with  pain  ameliora-­

give  you  a  tools  and  concepts  to  help  your  clients  improve  or  maintain       11)   Try  simple  foot  exercises  to  improve  balance.    
status  while  managing  any  contributing  discomfort.  The  pool  segment              12)  Integrate  pain  techniques  into  a  fall  prevention  session  to  improve    
                                                                                 -­            outcomes.
                                                                                         13)  Review  the  link  between  pain  and  balance.
management  work  is  vertical  and  seated  work  with  some  ambulation.    
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Techniques -­ Land
                                                                                           2)  Apply  SykorovaSynchro  Method  in  the  water.
The  SykorovaSynchro  Method  focuses  on  achieving  physical  sym-­                      3)  Increase  body-­mind  connection.
metry  between  muscular  and  skeleton  structures,  and  mind  and  body  
symmetry  by  using  targeted  movements  to  trigger  valuable  information  
                                                                                           5)  Practice  application  of  the  SykorovaSynchro  Method  in  clinical       
reducing  muscular  effort  to  perform  basic  movements.  An  exercise  
program  based  on  the  SykorovaSynchro  Method  incorporates  slow  pas-­
brain  and  the  entire  muscle  system.  This  is  accomplished  by  applying  

2)  Apply  SykorovaSynchro  Method  on  land.
3)  Increase  body-­mind  connection.

5)  Practice  application  of  the  SykorovaSynchro  Method  in  clinical                  aquatic  therapy  or  rehabilitation  after  muscle  or  joint  injuries;;  during  
                                                                                           recovery  from  back  pain,  illness,  pre-­surgery  as  well  as  post  surgery  
                                                                                           recovery;;  cardiovascular  training  should  be  included  to  meet  physical  
                                                                                           activity  guidelines  and  enhance  health.  The  course  will  be  helpful  to  
                                                                                           design  an  endurance  program  in  deep  water  using  different  techniques  
                                                                                           to  train  at  target  heart  rate.
Techniques -­ Water                                                                                                             
                                                                                           1)  Apply  different  deep  water  running  techniques  (step  walk,  stride  step    
The  SykorovaSynchro  Method  focuses  on  achieving  physical  sym-­
                                                                                              technique,  knees  lifting,  robo-­jog)  to  improve  core  strength  and  
metry  between  muscular  and  skeleton  structures,  and  mind  and  body  
symmetry  by  using  targeted  movements  to  trigger  valuable  informa-­
while  reducing  muscular  effort  to  perform  basic  daily  activities  and  live  
a  healthy  lifestyle.  An  exercise  program  based  on  the  SykorovaSynchro  
Method  incorporates  slow  passive  stretches  and  easy  movements  that  
able  information  between  the  brain  and  the  entire  muscle  system.  This  

leads  to  more  enhanced  sensory  awareness  for  learning  and  for  physi-­

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                                                                                           population  is  challenging  when  working  with  clients  with  a  wide  range  of  
referral  areas  within  each  zone,  energy  meridian  and  chakra  center,               limitations.  This  course  will  focus  on  common  problems  and  diagnoses  
                                                                                           that  the  geriatric  population  experience,  along  with  physical  and  psy-­

                                                                                           who  attend  this  course  will  determine  which  techniques  are  safe  and  

is  an  adaptation  of  this  effective  land  treatment  technique  into  water  to                                         
provide  the  practitioner  with  an  effective  aquatic  bodywork  tool  that  can  
be  combined  with  other  aquatic  body  work  techniques  or  stand  on  its                the  geriatric  population.
logical  conditions,  chronic  disease  and  chronic  tension.                             3)  Identify  safety  protocols  for  geriatric  population.

   of  the  internal  organs.                                                              1618 -­ AquaStretch Introduction
   palpation  techniques.                                                                  AquaStretch  is  a  new  form  of  individual  and  facilitate  aquatic  exercising,  
   body  into  the  foot  treatment.                                                       athletic  trainer,  only  with  movement  in  various  depths  of  water  (3-­5  feet)  
                                                                                           sidered  a  breakthrough  in  pain  management  and  preventive  medicine.  It  
                                                                                           or  create  profound  relaxation  that  may  help  improve  sleep.  AquaStretch  

mental  potential.  Improve  focus,  on-­task  participation,  engagement,  and            hormonal  imbalances,  and  pain.    

for  all  adults,  if  you  are  working  with  seniors,  individuals  with  traumatic     1)  View  5-­minute  excerpt  from  AquaStretch  training  video  at  

                                                                                              free  copy  of  eight  AquaStretch  training  videos.
                                                                                              the  need  to  move).
                                                                                           3)  Review  basic  AquaStretch  theories,  i.e.  intuitive  movement,  fascial    

   therapeutic  aquatics  program.                                                            massage  therapists,  and  numerous  advanced  practitioners.        

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                                                                                        minute  review  of  things  you  should  already  know;;  of  practice  with  the  
you  (or  your  business),  but  they  always  seem  to  have  a  place  to  offer      application-­type  of  questions  on  the  exam;;  of  legal  and  safety  exam  
                                                                                  -­    objectives  that  are  not  covered  in  the  Intro  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Re-­
how,  they  seem  to  know  everyone  and  have  plenty  of  private-­pay  and  
                                                                                        safety  issues  covered  are  scope  of  practice,  ethical  practices,  emergen-­
                                                                                        cy  actions,  risk  management,  client  and  personal  safety.    

   more  people  can  be  touched  by  aquatic  movement  activity.                        Intro  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  course.

                                                                                           minute  advice  regarding  test-­taking.

6)   Identify  a  partnership  to  pursue  within  the  next  six  months.  
                                                                                        Marketing  Proposals  and  Promotions  is  a  business  driven  course  for  
                                                                                        aquatic  therapists  and  managers  to  build  and  market  their  services.  In  

Anyone  can  write  a  grant.  This  session  is  geared  to  the  beginning  grant     how  to  delineate  marketing  proposals  for  the  various  services  provided.  

                                                                                        and  marketed  to  doctors  and  patients.  This  course  will  also  cover  pro-­

                                                                                        means  for  patients  and  providers.
process.  Think  out  of  your  comfort  zone  and  discover  grant  writing!
                                                                                        2)  Plan  marketing  proposals  for  your  aquatic  therapy  practice.
                                                                                        3)  Improve  your  bottom  line.  

   grants  in  health  and  social  services.

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1000 Level Courses in Professional                                                           1000 Level Courses in Safety and
        Practice (cont’d)

This  course  will  address  the  different  types  of  training  and  experience         Risk  Awareness  and  Safety  Training  introduces  the  practitioner  to  risk  
individuals  have  who  perform  aquatic  therapy  and  aquatic  exercise  with           management  concerns  for  the  pool,  the  facility,  and  for  clients  and  their  

may  have,  different  disciplines  of  professional  training  and  develop-­            emergency  response,  and  preparation  to  deal  with  emergencies.    A  re-­
ment,  and  the  amount  of  supervision  each  individual  may  need  to  
provide  safe,  quality  care.  Those  in  a  supervisory  position  will  learn  how  
to  best  delegate  tasks  to  different  staff  members  while  assistants,  techs,      components  include  standards  of  safety  care,  emergency  response  
and  other  aquatic  personnel,  will  recognize  scope  of  practice  limits  and        plans,  supervision,  techniques  for  responding  to  emergencies  within  a  
                                                                                          tance  skills.

cons  of  treating  individuals  with  different  diagnoses  with  one-­on-­one           1)   Provide  risk  management  skills  and  knowledge  to  prevent,  
sessions  vs.  group  sessions.  This  course  will  explore  ways  to  provide              recognize,  and  respond  to  emergencies.
continuing  education  both  in-­house  and  outside  workshops,  along  with             2)   Review  care  for  sudden  illness,  communicable  disease  outbreaks,    
ways  to  measure  quality  of  care.                                                        and  injuries  with  proper  response.
1)  Identify  different  types  of  training  and  the  appropriate  amount  and             various  types  of  therapy  pools.
   level  of  supervision  needed  for  each  kind  of  staff  member.
                                                                                          5)   Insure  top-­notch  therapy  and  rehab  care  is  a  priority.

   assistance  from  higher  trained  personnel.                                             current  safety  standards.

   maintain  quality  of  care.
                                                                                             lifeguards  and  the  facility.
   she  can  be  delegated.

   to  improve  their  knowledge  and  skills.

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1902 -­ Risk and Liability Essentials for
Aquatic Rehab Practitioners                                                               Challenged Aquatic Professionals
The  aquatic  physical  therapist  has  a  primary  responsibility  for  under-­          This  course  will  present  basic  pool  water  chemistry  in  a  hands-­on  
standing  the  liability  issues  and  taking  responsibility  for  risk  manage-­        workshop.  Active  learning  will  be  used  to  explain  the  parameters  and  
ment  in  their  aquatic  practice  setting.  Many  aquatic  therapy  practitio-­         relationships  in  pool  water  chemistry  including  water  balance,  chemical  
ners  have  no  safety  or  lifeguard  training  and  work  only  one-­on-­one  in        adjustments,  and  oxidation.  Advantages  of  different  types  of  disinfec-­
a  solitary  setting.  The  therapist  that  is  the  aquatic  therapy  provider  (in     tants  will  be  discussed.

patients  into  aquatic  treatment  as  it  may  be  determined  that  aquatic  
therapy  is  not  appropriate  at  this  time.  Therapists  must  follow  the  Stan-­
                                                                                          3)  Contrast  disinfection  and  oxidation.
Scope  of  Competency  dictates  that  instructors  must  not  go  beyond  their  
                                                                                          5)  Perform  water  test;;  analyze  results  and  determine  needed  
                                                                                             adjustments  to  water  sample.
users,  and  other  contraindicated  conditions.    

   concerns.                                                                              istrators  must  ensure  staff  members  know  how  to  respond  should  the  
b)  Identify  common  medical  conditions  and  emergencies  seen  in                     worst  occur.  A  scenarios  approach  to  staff  training  on  emergency  proce-­
aquatic  exercise  and  proper  response,  monitoring,  and                               dures  can  help.  This  session  will  provide  participants  with  the  tools  to  do  
                                                                                          this  type  of  training.  Some  facility  staff,  such  as  lifeguards,  are  already  

                                                                                          have  no  training.  Scenarios  bridge  this  knowledge  and  experience  gap,  
   responses  to  emergency  situations.                                                  guiding  everyone  to  a  team  approach  to  crisis  management.  All  em-­
                                                                                          ployees  should  be  prepared  for  emergencies.  This  session  will  enable  
adaptation  and  relationship  to  lifeguard  basics.                                     administrators  to  ensure  this  readiness  for  their  personnel.

                                                                                             best  result.


                                                                                             in-­service  training.

                                                                                             to  in-­service  training  in  emergency  response.

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                                                                                            This  course  will  focus  on  closed-­chain  functional  exercise  progressions  
Stretching  recommendations  are  clouded  by  misconceptions  and  
                                                                                            spine,  lower  extremity  and  upper  extremity  functional  chains  will  be  pre-­
on  stretching  and  range-­of-­motion.  Currently,  there  seems  to  be  a  lot           sented  with  focus  on  alignment,  verbal  cues  and  common  performance  
of  confusion  about  how  and  when  stretching  should  be  used  as  part  of            errors.      
the  warm  up,  and  some  people  are  under  the  impression  that  stretching  
should  be  avoided  all  together.  Professionals  should  know  the  demands  
of  different  stretching  techniques  on  muscles  when  making  recommen-­                   movement.
dations  to  clients.  An  individualized  approach  may  be  most  effective  
based  on  inter-­subject  variation  and  differences  between  healthy  and               3)   Calculate  percentage  or  pounds  of  weight  bearing  at  various  depths    
                                                                                               of  water.
guidelines  and  some  recommendations  in  order  to  have  a  safe  and  ef-­             4)   Cue  clients  safely  in  closed  chain  functional  exercise  progressions.
fective  program.
                                                                                               functional  exercise.

                                                                                               in  this  course.

                                                                                            If  you  have  arrived  in  time  to  attend  you  will  gain  new  respect  for  the  
Prescribe  a  safe  and  effective  exercise  program  for  the  obese  popula-­
tion,  while  discovering  the  role  of  exercise  in  improving  weight  loss.            provide  attendees  with  research  information  related  to  aquatic  therapy,  
                                                                                       -­   research  they  have  conducted,  research  reviews,  or  best-­practice  sum-­
                                                                                            maries  pertinent  to  the  aquatic  practitioner.  The  purpose  of  the  forum  is  to  
interventions,  weight  loss,  physical  activity  and  healthy  eating  habits.            provide  attendees  with  up-­to-­date  research  on  pertinent  topics  to  apply  to  
                                                                                     -­     everyday  practice.
gramming,  with  fundamental,  factual  and  practical  information.
                                                                                               aquatic  professional.
   management.                                                                              2)  Review  evidence-­based  research  to  help  you  with  your  referrals.

3)  Apply  a  safe  and  effective  exercise  program  to  prevent  and  treat              4)  Apply  research  and  best-­practice  topics  to  everyday  aquatic  
   Metabolic  Syndrome.                                                                        professional  practice.

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                                                                                           2012 -­ Integrated Core Training

Physical  inactivity  is  a  documented  major  health  concern  and  cause  of            activate  the  deep  core  muscles  while  simultaneously  improving  power,  
                                                                                           strength  and  endurance  of  the  upper  and  lower  extremities.    This  program  
                                                                                           uses  an  exercise  progression  strategy  that  will  improve  outcomes  for  im-­
weight  bearing  exercise.  A  specialized  training  program  for  therapists  and        portant  skills  including  balance,  sit-­to-­stand,  and  turning.    Various  support  
                                                                                 -­        stances,  equipment,  impact  options,  and  vital  cueing  strategies  will  be  
tion,  frequent  diagnoses  and  limitations,  liabilities  incurred,  and  scope  of      explored  to  facilitate  this  process  and  result  in  the  ability  to  achieve  trunk  
practice.                                                                                  stabilization  along  with  upper  and  lower  extremity  integration.


bridge  between  physical  therapy  and  traditional  unit  physical  training  that  
complements  but  does  not  replace  physical  therapy  and  rehabilitation.  
It  provides  the  delineation  between  therapy  and  group  exercise  and  is  
a  viable  training  option  to  swimming.  The  program  goals  include  a  com-­            increasing  muscular  endurance  and  range  of  motion.

                                                                                              with  basic  Yoga  postures  to  improve  balance,  muscular  endurance    
physically  train  those  unable  to  participate  in  land  training,  and  maintain         and  joint  range  of  motion.
program  accountability  standards.    
                                                                                              progression  by  using  the  buoyant  and  resistive  properties  of  water  to    
Clinical  outcomes  track  the  progress  of  soldiers  participating  in  the  pro-­         vary  intensity.  
gram.  The  outcomes  focus  on  pain  measurement  of  the  low  back,  upper  
extremities,  and  lower  extremities.  Performance  progress  is  tracked  using             evaluate  the  purpose  of  a  movement  and  appropriate  level  of  
comes  listed  in  the  objectives  will  be  included  in  the  presentation.

                                                                                              of  those  required  to  improve  hip  function.
   musculoskeletal  injuries.    
                                                                                              balance  and  trunk  stability.    
   prepare  soldiers  to  transition  into  group  classes.
3)  Show,  discuss,  and  demonstrate  types  of  buoyant  and  resistive                     equipment  to  further  enhance  muscular  endurance  and  core  function.
   equipment  appropriate  in  therapy  and  exercise  sessions  and  
   appropriate  selection.

   follow-­up  as  needed  with  therapists.  

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Pool to Land
                                                                               -­                  aquatic  therapy  for  treatment  of  the  shoulder.  This  course  will  enable  the  
son  from  pool  to  land-­based  muscular  endurance  and  strength  training.                    participant  to  apply  the  techniques  shown  to  improve  shoulder  impair-­
Controversy  on  the  issue  of  the  aquatic  environment  using  predominantly  
concentric  contractions,  not  preparing  people  for  gravity-­based  strength  
                                                                                                   1)  Identify  the  process  of  searching  PubMed  and  other  search  engines  for  
contractions,  plus  the  additional  properties  of  the  water  will  produce  a  bet-­
ter  than  smooth  transition.  This  course  will  assist  you  in  making  choices  
for  designing  aquatic  exercises  with  equipment  that  makes  the  transition                     the  shoulder.
                                                                                                   3)  Practice  techniques  in  the  pool  related  to  the  treatment  of  the  shoulder.

   concentric  and  eccentric  contractions  in  the  water.
2)   Compare  the  types  of  equipment  that  allow  for  forced  couples  to      
   help  transition  a  person  to  the  land  directly.                                           In  recent  years,  insurance  reimbursement  for  rehabilitation  has  been  
                                                                                                   linked  to  proof  that  the  interventions  provided  are  medically  necessary  
   guided  instruction  for  safe  and  effective  use.

Ai Chi                                                                                                                                                                                  -­

Falls  are  prevalent,  dangerous,  and  costly.  About  one  in  three  seniors                   three  components,  however  get  lost  in  the  terminology  and  statistics  sur-­
                                                                                                   rounding  research  articles.  This  course  is  designed  to  assist  the  aquatic  
                                                                                                   therapy  professional  in  seeking  out  clinically  relevant  research  along  
population  ages,  the  rate  of  falls  is  rising.  Yet,  falling  and  fear  of  falling        with  reading  and  critically  appraising  research  articles.  Incorporating  the  
may  be  reduced  by  using  slow  movement  coordinated  with  diaphragmatic                      gained  knowledge  and  information  from  research  into  daily  practice  is  the  
breathing.  This  course  will  give  you  the  protocol,  documentation  form  and                focus  of  the  lecture.    

trolled  breathing  can  positively  affect  postural  stability  and  falls  in  the  el-­        2)  Search  for  evidence  to  solve  a  patient  problem.  

                                                                                                   4)  Critically  appraise  research  articles.
                                                                                                   5)  Incorporate  evidence-­based  medicine  into  your  daily  practice.

   arthrokinematic  pain.
3)   Receive  a  sample  protocol  to  use  or  modify  for  your  clients.

5)   Consider  the  link  between  stress,  muscle  tension  and  falls.
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                                                                                          2201 -­ Pediatric AquaHab

equipment  more  effectively,  including  all  major  muscle  groups  and  pro-­          ment  will  assist  in  early  childhood  development  and  rehabilitation.  Re-­
gressive  overload.  Add  new  life  to  your  hand  bar  and  noodle  workouts.          ferral,  assessment  and  treatment  interventions  for  infant  and  preschool  
                                                                                          children  will  be  discussed.

   aquatic  equipment.
2)  Apply  the  basic  concepts  of  resistance  training  and  progressive               2)   Address  developmental  delays  using  aquatic  therapy.
   overload  to  aquatic  buoyant  equipment.                                             3)   Practice  techniques  in  a  fun  environment  that  can  be  utilized  to    meet    

                                                                                             with  special  needs.
   identifying  muscle  groups  worked.

2021 -­
                                                                                          This  workshop  will  teach  you  ways  to  integrate  the  mind  with  the  body,  
The  Aquatic  Independence  Measure  (AIM)  was  developed  in  Israel  and  
                                                                                     -­   aquatic  exercise  program  and  aquatic  walking  program  will  be  demon-­

related  to  the  development  of  the  AIM,  as  well  as  orient  participants  to      improve  balance  with  foot  exercises.  The  foot  exercises  are  especially  
how  the  AIM  can  be  implemented  along  with  more  traditional  land  assess-­

   two  land-­based  mobility  assessments.
2)  Assess  the  research  population  used  to  develop  the  AIM  and  compare             aerobics  and  water  walking.
   this  population  with  treatment  populations.

4)  Identify  the  protocol  for  giving  the  AIM.
                                                                                             practice  to  the  water.
   and  implementation  of  the  AIM.

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2204 -­ Interactive Posture
Interactive  Posture  part  one  introduces  static  postural  assessment  and  

alignment  with  common  postural  syndromes,  this  course  presents  spe-­
tural  correction  exercises,  verbal  cues  and  common  performance  errors.

3)   Recognize  common  postural  syndromes  and  describe  muscle       
   impairments  associated  with  each  syndrome.  

   dynamic  and  static  postures.
6)   Promote  proper  alignment  of  pool  exercises  through  verbal  cues  and    

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                                                                                       care.  The  unique  properties  of  water  provide  an  ideal  medium  to  ad-­
                                                                                       dress  balance  issues.  This  class  will  provide  information  regarding  the  

                                                                                       tor  learning.  



                                                                                       4)  Provide  a  logical  motor  program  to  enhance  balance  and  the       

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velopmental  motor  learning  of  a  child.  This  course  will  focus  on  unique  
treatment  methods  to  address  sensory  processing,  motor  skill  develop-­            balance  training  as  it  relates  to  the  gait  process.  This  class  will  address  
ment  and  developmental  progressions.  The  practitioner  will  learn  specif-­         motor  learning  theory  and  the  implementation  of  water  exercise  as  a  
ic  aquatic  techniques  that  are  instrumental  in  addressing  issues  involv-­        means  of  improving  dynamic  balance,  thus  walking.  Focus  will  be  on  
ing  balance,  motor  coordination,  spasticity,  social  integration,  behavior  
and  self-­esteem.  This  group  will  discuss  and  apply  aquatic  techniques           is  a  multi-­factorial  process,  training  to  improve  it  can  be  broken  down  
and  treatments  to  be  used  with  a  child  through  dynamic  pool  labs.  The         into  providing  an  environment  that  challenges,  but  is  not  a  high-­fall  risk.  
practitioner  will  learn  ways  to  integrate  parental  involvement  as  well  as  
target  treatment  goals  by  teaching  with  songs,  games,  and  fun.    

2)  Apply  aquatic  techniques  to  address  muscle  tone  for  functional      
   movement.                                                                                 treatment  progression.

5)  Identify  health  conditions  where  precautions  or  special  
   consideration  should  be  taken  for  pediatric  aquatic  therapy.
6)  Apply  aquatic  techniques  used  with  pediatrics.

                                                                                          stances  means  an  individual  has  a  body  form  that  varies  from  the  norm.  

3  million  falls  with  2.2  million  leading  to  injury.  Falls  among  the  aging     ing  progressions,  is  an  ideal  therapeutic  intervention  for  amputees  and  

determine  fall  risk.  Correlating  land-­based  testing  with  aquatic  exercise  
programming  will  allow  participants  to  objectively  document  risk  for  falls       on  client  involvement  in  pace  of  the  therapeutic  process  through  devel-­
and  implement  an  effective  aquatic  exercise.  Components  to  postural               opment  of  independent  movement  in  the  aquatic  medium.  Client  control  
control  including  visual,  somatosensory  and  vestibular  systems  are                                                                                                         -­
presented  to  assist  the  participant  in  assessment  and  treatment  plan-­           liwick  method  make  it  not  only  a  highly  appropriate  aquatic  methodology  
                                                                                          for  amputees,  but  also  allows  for  easy  implementation  and  early  positive  
techniques.                                                                               results  in  assisting  an  individual  with  body  form  irregularities  to  gain  or  
                                                                                          regain,  aquatic,  as  well  as  land,  mobility.

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1)  Increase  awareness  of  six  issues  faced  by  amputees  or  other       
   individuals  with  body  form  irregularities.                                          2)   Assess  precautions  for  the  poly-­trauma  population.

   inhibiting  issues.

   orientation,  buoyancy  control,  vertical  rotation,  lateral  rotation,  and    
   combined  rotations.
                                                                                           2222 -­ Acute and Chronic Pain
   aquatic  movement.
                                                                                           This  course  will  review  common  conditions  that  cause  pain  which  are  

                                                                                           explore  the  complexity  of  chronic  pain  and  how  an  acute  pain  condi-­
                                                                                           tion  can  develop  into  a  chronic  one.  Current  procedures  and  medica-­
After Injury                                                                                                                                                            -­
                                                                                           ment  of  these  measurements  to  set  and  achieve  goals  as  well  as  adjust  
                                                                                      -­   environment  such  as  temperature,  depth,  and  patient  and  practitioner  
cally  focus  on  exercises  that  can  be  performed  in  the  water  to  assist  in      body  positioning  will  be  used  to  identify  ways  to  decrease  pain.  Aquatic  
                                                                                           therapy  techniques  to  decrease  pain  will  also  be  used  to  help  the  pa-­
                                                                                           tient  or  client  achieve  goals  more  effectively.
will  be  discussed.                                                                                                        
                                                                                           2)  Assess  the  complexity  of  chronic  pain  and  how  acute  pain  can  
                                                                                              develop  into  chronic.
   aquatic  exercise  program  for  the  injured  runner  from  basic  to                     pain.
   advanced  exercises.
                                                                                              and  how  assessing  these  on  a  daily  basis  can  be  used  to  adjust    
   a  land-­based  rehab  program.

                                                                                              the  best  patient  outcome.
                                                                                           6)  Identify  environmental  factors  of  the  aquatic  environment,  which  can    
Aquatic Therapy                                                                               affect  pain.
The  course  will  provide  an  overview  of  types  of  injuries  involved  with  the        achieve  goals  more  effectively.
programs  for  this  population.  Stages  of  healing,  complications,  contrain-­

protocols  will  also  be  discussed  during  the  presentation.  
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This  session  will  address  the  physical  and  emotional  issues  involved  
with  breast  cancer  diagnosis  and  treatment,  including  how  these  re-­
                                                                                          the  use  of  an  aquatic  treatment  plan  for  this  patient  population  will  be  
aquatic  training  techniques  to  decrease  brachial  lymphedema,  restore               provided.  Anatomy,  physiology  and  some  possible  pathologies  of  the  
functional  range  of  motion,  build  strength,  and  encourage  a  healthy,             lymph  system  will  be  discussed.  Treatment  and  after-­care  protocols  
positive  outcome  for  people  who  have  experienced  breast  cancer.  
                                                                                          will  be  practiced  in  water.  Case  studies  will  be  presented.  Information  
   diagnosis  and  treatment.
                                                                                          products  will  also  be  available.
   affected  limb(s),  maintenance  or  enhancement  of  muscular  strength    
   and  endurance  of  affected  segments  as  well  as  the  whole  person.
                                                                                             evidenced-­based  information.
4)   Consider  teaching  strategies  to  optimize  performance  and  healthy                 to  enhance  lymph  drainage  and  circulation.
   outcomes  for  this  population.

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often  able  to  improve  quality  of  life.  This  course  is  intended  for  anyone  
working  with  and  educating  patients  about  chronic  pain.  A  six-­week  
education  program  will  be  presented,  explaining  the  mechanism  of  
ing  strategies,  resources,  and  session  outcomes  will  be  discussed.  The  

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2305 – Supine Shoulder Rehab
pine  position  in  the  water  provides  a  wide  variety  of  options  for  treating  
persons  with  shoulder  injuries  in  the  therapy  pool.  Practice  positioning  

frozen  shoulder,  CVA,  Rotator  cuff  repair  and  bursitis.
                                                                                           2312 -­ Post-­Surgical Orthopedic Rehab
1)  Review  shoulder  anatomy.
3)  Practice  passive  and  active  exercises  and  techniques.
                                                                                           in  post-­surgical  rehabilitation  to  aid  in  client  pain,  range  of  motion,  and  
                                                                                           return  to  functional  activities  of  daily  living  and  of  sport.  Concerns  as-­
                                                                                           sociated  with  wound  and  tissue  healing,  care  for  wounds,  and  when  and  
                                                                                           how  to  enter  the  water  with  wounds  will  be  described,  along  with  gen-­
early  movement  progressing  to  active  full  range  of  motion  to  work  hard-­                                                                                               -­
                                                                                           cal  procedures  will  be  presented  with  a  way  to  add  aquatic  rehabilitation  
both  low  function  and  high  function,  so  bring  your  case  histories  to  pres-­    as  an  adjunctive  therapy  to  enhance  management  of  the  post-­surgical  
ent  and  design  a  program.                                                              client.    
1)   Provide  initial  shoulder  stabilization  activities  in  the  aquatic  

3)  Progress  the  client  to  a  high  intensity  shoulder  program.                      4)   Assess  the  indications,  contraindications,  and  precautions  for       
                                                                                              post-­surgical  aquatic  rehabilitation.
                                                                                           5)   Identify  types  of  dressings  and  bandages  that  are  available  for  use  in    

The  age  of  persons  receiving  knee  and  hip  replacements  is  getting                   orthopedic  rehabilitation.
younger.  The  technology  of  joint  replacement  surgery  is  advancing.  

                                                                                              rehabilitation  program  for  each  surgical  procedure  described.
acute  stage  to  outpatient,  to  discharge  from  physical  therapy  into  the  

and  progressions  for  implementing  aquatic  exercises  with  orthopedic  
clients,  whether  one  on  one,  or  in  a  group  setting.

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Progressions                                                                                  protocols.
This  course  will  give  the  participants  hands-­on  and  ready-­to-­implement  
                                                                                    -­     3)   Always  have  a  new  or  alternative  exercise  for  your  clients  at  your    
tion  needs.  The  correct  use  and  biomechanical  advantages  in  form  
for  progressions  and  regressions  of  all  major  joints  will  be  addressed.  
The  focus  will  be  on  the  types  of  equipment  (buoyant,  resistant  and  
weighted)  and  their  purpose  in  stability,  mobility,  and  strength  for  ortho-­     2316 – Orthopedic Issues for Older Adults
pedic  progressions.  The  types  of  equipment  for  the  early-­to-­progressed  
phases  of  rehabilitation  will  be  outlined  to  promote  the  therapeutic  to  the  
transitioning  phases  of  recovery.  This  course  will  also  demonstrate  the  
                                                                                           our  independence.  This  class  will  investigate  several  of  the  most  com-­
aquatic  to  land-­based  functioning.                                                     mon  orthopedic  issues  that  confront  us  with  age,  and  will  attempt  to  
                                                                                           independence.  A  progression  of  aquatic-­based  movements  to  assist  
   regressions  for  orthopedic  concerns.                                                 with  maintenance  of  range  of  motion,  strength,  and  balance  will  be  
   changes  with  equipment  (feet  and  ankles,  knees,  hips,  lumbar  and    
   cervical  spine,  shoulders,  elbows,  and  wrists).
                                                                                              process  and  how  these  orthopedic  changes  affect  function.
   endurance  orthopedic  progressions.
4)   Apply  the  use  of  equipment  (and  the  types  of  equipment)  for  
   different  phases  of  rehabilitation  -­  from  therapeutic  needs  to  the               these  changes.
   transitional  conditioning  phases.
                                                                                              able  to  implement  that  program  for  those  with  orthopedic  issues.
   land-­based  eccentric  muscular  control  promoting  functional  activities            4)   Apply  a  safe  exercise  progression  in  which  common  orthopedic    
   in  daily  life.                                                                           issues  might  be  addressed.
                                                                                           5)   Recognize  and  understand  the  importance  of  movement  with  respect    
                                                                                              to  orthopedic  problems,  and  when  movement  decreases  or  is  
                                                                                              altered,  function  suffers.

can  perform.  This  workshop  will  help  anyone  with  a  heavy  patient  load  

ply  while  writing  or  creating  a  protocol,  for  poolside  when  looking  for  a  

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                                                                                              endurance,  muscular  strength,  etc.

supporting  research  and  current  trends  in  orthopedic  rehab  for  joints,  
muscles  and  bone.  Aquatic  therapy  protocols  will  be  discussed  and  
implemented  for  acute,  sub-­acute  and  chronic  orthopedic  conditions.  
The  course  will  focus  on  orthopedic  aquatic  assessment,  joint  stability,  
tissue  mobilization,  facilitation  and  restoration  of  movement.  To  achieve             inner  core  muscles  to  outer  core  muscles.
these  goals  we  will  look  at  the  why,  when  and  how  to  apply,  select  and  
modify  therapy  techniques  for  evidence-­based  orthopedic  rehab.                         extremities  while  feeling  deep  tissue  trunk  and  abdominal  muscles    

   complement  land-­based  therapies.

3)  Apply  the  treatment  protocols  for  the  ankle,  knee,  hip,  spine  and    
                                                                                              strength,  balance,  coordination,  trunk  stability,  and  gait  training.

                                                                                              concentric  and  eccentric  contractions  in  the  water.

                                                                                              transition  a  person  to  the  land  directly.
application  for  relearning  functional  movement  patterns  with  carryover                 guided  instruction  for  safe  and  effective  use.
exercises  for  almost  all  hip  and  back  patients.  This  course  will  help  any-­       person  from  pool  to  land-­based  muscular  endurance  and  strength    
one  with  a  heavy  patient  load,  especially  if  working  with  varied  abilities         training.
gression,  or  for  working  groups  at  different  levels.  This  course  will  focus  

and  equipment  selection  and  use.  


   surgery  or  injury  experience.
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                                                                                                          to  provide  an  evaluation  tool.

2)  Intro  to  Aquatic  Therapy  as  a  minimum  -­  need  additional  instruction    
   on  the  physiological  implications  of  immersion.
                                                                                                             stabilization  exercise.  
                                                                                                             for  various  diagnoses.
   grounded  moves.
class  will  discuss  the  theory  of  lumbar  stability;;  the  anatomical  relation-­
                                                                                                          clients  with  lumbar  spine  dysfunction
address  instability;;  and  the  criteria  involved  with  water  therapy.  In  addi-­
                                                                                          -­         on  presented  case  studies.

exercises  vs.  those  who  would  be  better  served  by  manual  interven-­                        studies.
ties  of  water  as  they  relate  to  the  rehab  process;;  exercise  sequences;;  
and  case  studies.  Current  research  with  respect  to  water  therapy  and  

A.    Review  the  Pathophysiology  of  the  Spine    

                                                                                                assessments  and  follow  muscle  chain  choreography.  The  instruction  is  
     3.   Address  a  multi-­disciplinary  approach  to  lumbar  stability  and  low    
        back  pain  to  customize  a  rehabilitation  treatment  plan  according                skills  to  observe,  feel,  and  mobilize  restricted  tissues,  using  aquatic  

                                                                                                increasing  tissue  elasticity  and  joint  mobility.  

          exercise  focus  for  each  phase.  
                                                                                                   adapted  for  use  in  aquatic  therapy.
          control.                                                                              2)  Study  the  effects  of  using  immersion  to  assist  in  diagnoses  and   trace    
                                                                                                   the  pathways  of  myofascial  disturbances  in  the  body.
          each  phase.                                                                          3)  Recognize  weakened  joint  stabilizers  and  how  to  improve  muscle    
                                                                                                   balance  through  the  practice  of  aquatic  myofascial  techniques.
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                                                                                                Retraining for Orthopedic Issues
   aquatic  elongation  and  stretch  techniques,  buoyancy-­assisted  and    
   resisted  mobilizations.
5)  Perform  hands-­on  aquatic  myofascial  mobilizations  for  tissues       
                                                                                                Concept  can  help  to  restore  these  factors  and  promote  normal  muscu-­
                                                                                                loskeletal  biomechanics.    It  can  improve  functional  movement  organi-­
2321 -­ Post-­Rehab for the Spine                                                               zation  by  re-­educating  neuromuscular  patterns  of  the  trunk,  pelvis  and  
The  majority  of  the  population  will  experience  back  pain  or  injury  at  
                                                                                                participant  to  initiate  movement  from  the  pelvis  and  trunk,  encourag-­
some  point  in  life.  This  workshop  will  address  common  causes  of  back  
                                                                                                ing  proper  biomechanics  and  coordination  of  extremity  movements.    
                                                                                                The  majority  of  activities  of  daily  living  (and  sports  related  movements)  
Current  research  on  back  pain  and  core  training  will  be  used  to  create  
an  effective  core-­training  program  for  the  water.  Practitioners  engaged  
                                                                                                synergy  by  linking  pelvis,  abdominal,  spinal,  and  scapular  muscle  con-­
in  back  rehabilitation  will  discover  useful  techniques  to  help  clients  cre-­
                                                                                                trol  with  extremity  movement.
ate  functional  core  strength  and  decrease  or  prevent  back  pain.  Treat-­
ment  of  spinal  cord  injury  is  outside  the  scope  of  this  workshop.  
                                                                                                   inner  core  muscles  to  outer  core  muscles.
2)  Consider  the  qualities  of  vertical  aquatic  training  that  make  it  ideal  for    
   spinal  rehabilitation  and  post-­rehabilitation.
                                                                                                3)  Feel  deep  tissue  trunk  and  abdominal  muscles  engage  for  balance    
                                                                                                   and  stability.
   core  stability,  functional  gait,  core  endurance  and  strength.  

   contraindications  for  this  population.

   depths  of  immersion.

knee  replacement  using  aquatic  therapy.  The  lab  will  include  demon-­
stration  and  practice  of  various  exercises  used  to  practice  gait,  strength-­          participation  due  to  the  decreased  weight  bearing  brought  about  by  im-­
en,  improve  balance,  and  increase  range  of  motion.  The  lecture  will                                                                                                       -­
summarize  evidence  regarding  the  use  of  aquatic  therapy  before  and                     porosis,  its  limitations  and  debilitating  effects,  and  aquatic  treatment  op-­
following  total  knee  replacement.
                                                                                                that  address  decreased  bone  density  and  will  also  provide  information  
                                                                                                regarding  restricted  exercise  for  this  population.

   before  and  after  a  total  knee  replacement.
3)  Site  studies  that  provide  evidence  regarding  aquatic  therapy  for  knee                                                                                         Page  39
   degenerative  joint  disease  and  for  total  knee  replacement.

   process.                                                                                   individuals  with  SCI.


   a  population.  Acceptable  and  contraindicated  equipment  will  be                      gait  facilitation.
5)  Recognize  those  exercises  that  place  this  client  at  increased  risk  for          individual  clients.
                                                                                              individual  with  SCI.

and  how  these  principles  apply  to  lumbar  stabilization  exercise.  The              Techniques
unique  combination  of  land  and  water  exercise  will  provide  the  student  
the  information  needed  to  progress  individuals  from  rehabilitation  to  
post-­rehab  conditioning  to  sports  training.    This  course  will  present  a         aquatic  exercise  impacts  the  management  of  this  condition.  In  order  to  
brief  review  of  the  functional  anatomy  related  to  lumbar  spine  with  the  
                                                                                           different  stages  and  conditions  that  a  patient  is  faced  with  each  day,  it  is  
                                                                                           imperative  that  the  aquatic  therapist  is  not  only  equipped  with  the  latest  

                                                                                           and  the  differences  between  the  conditions  and  their  treatments.  Indi-­
4)  Choose  appropriate  level  land  and  water  exercises  for  clients.                 vidual  variances  will  be  addressed,  along  with  the  ability  of  the  aquatic  
5)  Select  exercises  that  focus  on  the  six  essential  qualities  of                 therapist  to  adapt  to  the  changing  symptoms  by  using  aquatic  tech-­
   movement.                                                                               niques  that  are  applicable  to  these  neurological  conditions.    
6)  Select  equipment  to  facilitate  or  challenge  pool  stabilization  exercise.

This  course  will  review  the  nature  of  SCI,  and  how  new  thinking  has  
changed  the  traditional  approach  to  rehabilitation.  Instead  of  focusing  
on  how  to  function  in  the  wheelchair,  this  approach  allows  the  individual  
to  experience  greater  movement  patterns.  The  basic  principles  of  the  

shallow  and  deep  water  exercises  one  step  forward  in  facilitating  gait  

discussed.  Participants  are  encouraged  to  bring  reports  of  their  own                                                                                            Page  40
successes  and  case  studies  for  group  discussion.  
                                                                                          2605 -­ Watsu® Applied Clinically
                                                                                          Review  client  case  histories  to  determine  appropriate  application  of  
reports  from  not  just  military  actions,  but  also  sports  injuries  and  motor  
vehicle  accidents.  Treatment  and  recovery  is  in  the  infancy  of  research         the  person  in  your  arms  to  promote  trust  and  relaxation  using  optimum  

a  wide  range  of  functional  changes  affecting  thinking,  sensation,  lan-­          on  you.  You  will  practice  the  footwork  and  arm  positions  to  establish  

problem  remembering  past,  but  inability  to  remember  the  now,  multiple  
or  complex  tasks  confound  and  irritate,  overstimulation  in  the  environ-­

structures  involved,  patients  encounter  a  variety  of  neurological,  func-­
tional,  and  psychological  dysfunctions.  Post-­concussion  syndrome                    2)   Study  transitions  from  opening  (vertical)  to  the  horizontal  positions  to    
refers  to  a  cluster  of  ailments  such  as  returning  headaches,  dizziness,            closing  (vertical)  with  appropriate  body  mechanics  and  consideration    
fatigue,  vertigo,  irritability,  and  impaired  concentration  and  memory.                for  the  physical  and  psychological  needs  of  the  client  in  their  arms.
Potential  long-­term  impairments  include  physical,  cognitive  mental,  
                                                                                             and  learn  techniques  to  facilitate  optimal  experience  through  tempo,    
impairments.                                                                                 hand  placement,  selection  of  positions  and  degree  of  movement.

   skills,  and  physical  challenge.
                                                                                             psychological  care,  pool  dimensions).
4)   Add  cognitive  water  activities  to  encourage  complex  tasks  or  verbal            program.


More  Information  Coming  Soon!

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This  evidence-­based  course  offers  assistance  with  hip  and  back  is-­                  of  different  individuals  and  groups.

or  simply  aging  or  overuse)  can  be  alleviated  in  the  water.  Ai  Chi  is             diagnoses.

                                                                                            2616 -­ Feldenkrais® Neck and Shoulder
and  extension  with  slow  movement  will  assist  in  decreasing  pain  and  
increasing  back  mobility.  The  focus  of  this  Ai  Chi  class  will  be  on  deep,  
                                                                                      -­    from  neck,  thoracic  spine,  shoulder,  elbow,  and  wrist  surgery  or  over-­
ate  movement  in  the  extremities.                                                        use  injuries.  Athletes,  computer  users,  and  physical  laborers  will  ben-­

                                                                                            harmful,  habitual  movement  patterns  by  creating  a  new  awareness  and  
   stabilization  and  hip  anchoring.

   able  to  function  with  various  safe  transitional  positions.

   and  hip  positioning.
                                                                                               ability  to  turn,  look,  and  reach.
5)   Review  the  evidence  behind  the  techniques.                                           rotation.

2612 -­ Ai Chi Integrative Practice
                                                                                            2617 -­ Floating Feldenkrais®
Ai  Chi  can  be  understood  as  a  resource  that  connects  physical  and  
sonal,  interpersonal,  and  community  health.                                             learning  self-­traction  and  restorative  movements.  This  course  will  prove  

1)   Comprehend  the  importance  of  bridging  mind  and  body-­based       
   therapies.                                                                               re-­patterning  of  the  trunk.
2)   Come  to  a  basic  understanding  of  mental  health  from  an  inter-­
   personal  neurobiological  point  of  view.

   parallels  with  the  Ai  Chi  process.                                                     spine  affect  the  mechanics  of  the  entire  body  structure.

   mind  and  learn  how  to  promote  these  during  the  Ai  Chi  progression.               the  spine,  pelvis  and  neck,  which  patients  can  learn  to  do  on  their    
   positive  effects.
2618 -­ Aquatic Spasticity Inhibition                                                        2620 -­ 25 Cervical Aquatic Therapy
The  aquatic  practitioner  will  be  introduced  to  effective  hands-­on  aquatic  
techniques  for  spasticity  reduction.  The  practitioner  will  also  learn                This  is  a  special  aquatic  therapy  program  to  treat  cervical  orthopedic  
                                                                                -­           problems,  including  both  acute  and  chronic  neck  pain.  Review  of  pathol-­
stand  indications  for  treatment.                                                          ogy,  anatomy  and  special  tests  along  with  evaluation  and  goal  setting  
                                                                                             will  be  discussed  in  the  lecture.  The  lab  portion  will  link  at  least  25  
   and  the  known  inhibitory  techniques.                                                  vers  include  traction,  rib  cage  mobilization,  stretching,  massage,  neural  
2)   Identify  an  interactive  assistive  manual  contact  to  either  facilitate  or    
                                                                                             complement  aquatic  program  when  possible.  

   practice  spasticity  reduction  techniques  during  pool  lab.  
                                                                                                (decrease  pain,  reduce  muscle  tension,  increase  mobility,  improve    
                                                                                                muscle  balance,  and  restore  postural  awareness)  with  aquatic       
                                                                                                therapy  interventions.  

and  learn  advanced  handholds  and  sensory-­motor  cues  to  emphasize  
                                                                                                found  in  individuals  with  chronic  neck  pain.
                                                                                             4)   Cue  client  through  water  exercises  to  improve  posture,  increase  

used  in  conjunction  with  other  rehabilitation  therapies  for  the  best  func-­
tional  outcomes.                                                                               rehabilitation  goals.

                                                                                             2621 -­ Clinical Ai Chi for Shoulders
   isotonic  contraction.

   muscles.                                                                                  in  the  water  and  learn  how  to  apply  that  knowledge  to  shoulder  pain.  
                                                                                             Self-­healing  Shiatsu  yoga  is  based  on  meridians  (energy  lines),  major  
   and  coordination  of  muscle  sequencing.
                                                                                             stretches  with  breath  from  yoga.  Shiatsu  and  yoga  techniques  are  
                                                                                             integrated,  creating  energetic  meditative  movement  in  warm  water.  This  
                                                                                             healing  movement  frees  inner  energy  to  circulate  throughout  the  entire  
                                                                                             body  and  mind,  helping  to  heal  common  illnesses  and  create  better  
                                                                                             health.  Through  gentle  touch  on  a  painful  shoulder  point,  we  open  up  
                                                                                             the  underlying  energy  of  that  point  with  our  hands.  Shiatsu  is  simply  a  
                                                                                             step  beyond  that  natural  urge  to  touch  pain.  

   principles  of  Shiatsu  and  yoga,  and  their  application  to  shoulder  pain.                                                                                                 -­
   shoulder.                                                                           tion.  It  increases  pulmonary  function  with  increased  oxygen  intake  for  
3)   Identify  and  palpate  the  key  acupuncture  points  and  explain  the    

   Chi  breath  control,  Shiatsu,  yoga,  and  Aikido  techniques.
                                                                                       mood  and  the  spirits.    

are  interested  in  combining  Shiatsu  with  gentle  yoga  meridian  stretches          body.
                                                                             -­        3)   Apply  Shiatsu  (acupressure)  therapy.

system  of  traditional  Chinese  medicine.  Therapists  will  learn  how  to  ap-­    2624 -­ PNF in the Pool
ory.  These  movements,  combined  with  breath  and  visualization  create  
a  perfect  self-­care  relaxation  and  healing  technique  for  those  who  have  
issues  with  lower  back  and  related  challenges,  such  as  digestive  prob-­
lems,  fatigue,  knee  problems,  hyper-­tension,  etc.                                and  on  the  job.  After  surgery,  trauma  or  with  disease,  these  patterns  are  
This  course  is  based  on  Ai  Chi  movement  and  philosophy,  and  it  
cultivate  your  inner  energy.

                                                                                       applications  for  neuro  and  ortho  patients,  experiment  with  various  pool  
   and  the  principles  of  Shiatsu.
   Vessels,  while  locating  key  acupuncture  points  along  the  two  extra    
3)   Identify  and  locate  the  12  meridians  and  their  key  acupuncture      
   as  in  Ai  Chi.  

   related  issues.
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                                                                                          2000 Level Courses in Professional
                   Techniques (cont’d)                                                            Practice (cont’d)

Clients  sometimes  rely  on  you  to  achieve  their  pain-­free  time.  This                                                                                               -­
session  will  give  you  therapeutic  exercises  clients  can  do  on  their  own  
during  your  sessions  with  them,  or  independently  as  homework  or  after           to  practice  loss  prevention  daily  by  serving  the  needs  of  your  clients  in  
                                                                                          a  safe  environment.  You  need  to  protect  yourself  by  purchasing  quality  
hip  and  back  issues,  experiment  in  the  pool,  and  go  over  the  handout          insurance.  This  course  will  cover  the  ins  and  outs  of  liability  and  insur-­
and  supplementary  materials.      
                                                                                          tort  liability  for  medical  malpractice.
1)   Assess  client  on  several  issues  vital  to  effective  and  safe  movement.  
2)   Review  common  issues  that  clients  with  hip  or  back  pain,  surgery  or    
   injury  experience.

                                                                                             maintenance  of  patient  records  and  the  processing  of  insurance    
   achieve  repatterning  in  a  safe  way.                                                  claims.

                                                                                          5)   Analyze  liability  coverage,  malpractice,  waivers,  and  state  statutes  
2000 Level Courses in Professional                                                           and  regulations.
            Practice                                                                      6)   Assess  injury  liability.

                                                                                          Stress  shows  up  as  a  complex  psychosomatic  response,  reaction  to  
Accurately  processing  health  insurance  claims  has  become  more  
exacting  at  the  same  time  health  insurance  plan  options  have  rapidly            responds  to  stress  dictates  how  the  nervous  system  and  each  cell  of  
                                                                                          the  body  will  behave.  This  course  will  look  at  what  science  is  reveal-­
federal  regulations,  affect  the  health  insurance  industry  and  are  a  con-­       ing  about  the  human  organism  in  response  to  stress  and  what  prac-­
stant  challenge  to  individuals  providing  the  service.  Those  responsible           tices  clients  can  participate  in  to  improve  their  health  and  manage  their  
for  processing  health  insurance  claims  require  thorough  instruction  in  
all  aspects  of  medical  insurance  including  plan  options,  carrier  require-­       the  meaning  assigned  to  a  stressor,  and  patterns  of  behavior  can  be  
ments,  state  and  federal  regulations,  abstracting  relevant  information             changed  to  manage  and  reduce  the  harmful  affects  of  chronic  stress.  
from  source  documents,  accurately  completing  claims  forms,  and  cod-­
ing  diagnoses  and  procedures.                                                          breathing,  and  meditation  will  be  addressed.  
1)   Introduce  information  about  major  insurance  programs  and  federal    
   health  care  legislation.                                                                stress.
2)   Provide  a  basic  knowledge  of  national  diagnosis  and  procedure  
   coding.                                                                                   health  and  how  new  ways  of  looking  at  stressors  can  improve  the    
3)   Simplify  the  process  of  completing  claims  forms.                                  stress  response.

                                                                                             minimize  the  negative  effects  of  the  stress  response.             Page  45
2000 Level Courses in Professional                                                                2000 Level Courses in Safety and
        Practice (cont’d)
2813 – Self-­Healing for the Aquatic
                                                                                               This  course  will  provide  the  information  necessary  to  write  a  policy  man-­
As  healers  we  are  good  at  helping  patients  toward  wellness,  and  many                                                                                                 -­
of  us  are  so  other-­focused  that  we  exhaust  ourselves  helping  everyone  

This  course  will  focus  on  the  common  stressors  we  encounter  in  our  
                                                                                          -­   will  be  provided  with  the  health  codes  from  their  state  of  residence.  

and  skills  to  manage  and  lessen  the  negative  physical  impact  of  stress.  
                                                                                         -­    1)   Identify  the  components  of  an  aquatic  policy  manual.
velop  your  own  personal  wellness  plan  to  become  a  healthier  and  more                   Center.  
effective  practitioner.  
1)   Identify  attitudes  and  choices  we  make  that  result  in  poor  self-­care           4)   Identify  the  necessary  checklist  forms  to  be  completed  prior  to  
   behaviors.                                                                                     opening  per  policy.

   and  language  of  your  body.

   schedule.                                                                                   Aquatic  therapists  spend  a  lot  of  time  in  the  water.  Though  the  aquatic  

2814 – Pilates                                                                                 water  also  possesses  several  hazards.  As  a  result  of  these  hazards,  
                                                                                               both  parties  are  exposed  to  risks  that  can  result  in  illness  and  injury  like  
                                                                                               recreational  water  illness,  chemical  exposure,  and  physical  hazards  like  

progression  that  demonstrates  ways  to  assist  correct  kinesis  to  insure                these  risks  can  result  in  mild  symptoms  like  rashes  or  diarrhea  to  more  
symmetrical  movement  of  the  body  for  those  who  have  mastered  the                     severe  responses  like  cancer,  pneumonia,  or  drowning.  In  our  litigious  
                                                                                               world,  any  injury  and  illness  may  result  in  legal  liability.  The  Virginia  
contractions  and  pinpoint  inaccuracies  in  each  movement.
                                                                                               they  also  bear  an  ethical  obligation  to  understand  and  minimize  risk.

   ways  to  correct  with  proper  cueing.
                                                                                                  therapists  and  clients.

                                                                                                  illness,  and  to  manage  risk.
   2000 Level Courses in Safety and

                                                                                            Aquatic Therapy
Prepare  aquatic  therapists  to  respond  to  an  emergency.  The  hands-­on  

                                                                                            balance  training  as  it  relates  to  the  gait  process.  This  class  will  address  
                                                                                            motor  learning  theory  and  the  implementation  of  water  exercise  as  a  
                                                                                       -­   means  to  improving  dynamic  balance—thus  walking.  Focus  will  be  on  
scenario  based  training.                                                                  is  a  multi-­factorial  process,  training  to  improve  it  can  be  broken  down  
                                                                                            into  providing  an  environment  that  challenges  but  is  not  a  high-­fall  risk.  

card  will  be  issued  upon  request  for  those  who  qualify.  To  qualify  for  

                                                                                               treatment  progression.

Care  for  Aquatic  Personnel,  available  at  www.aquaticeducationcenter.
                                                                                            3208 – Core Authority
1)   Identify  the  types  of  emergencies  that  occur  in  aquatic  therapy       
4)   Respond  to  an  emergency  involving  a  responsive  victim.                          ercise  choice,  intensity  (load),  volume,  frequency  of  training,  repetition,  
5)   Respond  to  an  emergency  involving  an  unresponsive  victim,                       velocity  and  periodization.  Therefore,  in  prescribing  exercises,  the  re-­
   including  performing  effective  CPR  and  applying  an  Automated                      quirement  for  the  appropriate  dose  of  training  is  critical  to  elicit  maximal  

6)   Identify  personal  safety  and  legal  considerations  when  preparing  for    
   emergency  response.
                                                                                            between  the  shoulders  and  hips,  and  you  will  learn  innovative  drills  
                                                                                            and  exercises  that  challenge  the  core  muscles  through  all  ranges  and  
                                                                                            planes  of  motion.
                                                                                            1)   Provide  information  necessary  to  choose  the  most  appropriate       
                                                                                               exercise  for  the  individual  at  a  given  stage  of  the  training  process.
                                                                                            2)   Identify  safer  and  more  effective  exercises  to  train  the  core        

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                                                                                       -­           Method.

to  the  biomechanics  of  stability;;  provides  techniques  to  discriminate  
                                                                                            -­      exercise.
sion  for  treatment.  Focus  will  be  on  the  science  of  stabilization,  appro-­            6)   Cue  client  in  activation  of  local  deep  spine  stabilizing  muscles.

be  used  to  justify  techniques  discussed  in  this  class.
   are  appropriate  for  lumbar  stabilization  techniques.                                     The  structure  and  clinical  applications  of  the  four  stages  of  the  Aquatic  
   intervention  versus  those  that  might  utilize  water  for  just  pain                     ticed  in  the  pool  session.  The  anatomy  and  biomechanics  of  the  lumbo-­
   management.                                                                                   pelvic  complex  will  be  discussed.  

                                                                                                 2)  Identify  the  anatomical  structures  that  provide  support  and  stability  to    
   exercises  that  address  such  conditions.                                                      the  lumbopelvic  complex.
5)   Identify  those  patients  who,  while  complaining  of  low  back  pain      
   symptoms,  are  not  appropriate  for  aquatic  therapy  at  that  time  in  their    
   treatment  progression.

Participants  should  have  basic  knowledge  of  aquatic  principles  and  

with  the  focus  on  lumbar  stabilization  exercises.  Progression  of  exer-­
cise  from  rehabilitation  to  post-­rehab  conditioning  to  sport-­training  level  
will  be  presented.  The  unique  combination  of  land  and  water  exercises  
in  this  course  will  provide  the  attendee  with  the  information  needed  to  
progress  individuals  from  rehabilitation  to  conditioning  to  training.  This  
course  will  present  a  brief  review  of  the  functional  anatomy  related  to  

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                                                                                                 Focus  on  the  trapezium  muscle  trigger  points  in  the  cervical  spine  and  

diagnoses  and  the  impact  of  proper  management  of  symptoms,  pain,                        manual  techniques  with  an  emphasis  on  acupuncture  trigger  points.  
and  duration.  This  advanced  course  will  focus  on  lumbar  stabilization                                                                                                               -­
exercise  and  progressions  for  individuals  with  spinal  dysfunction.  Pre-­
senting  the  theory  of  lumbar  stabilization,  supported  by  evidence-­based                 release),  and  massage  techniques  will  also  be  presented.
material  and  correlating  these  principles  to  the  unique  combination  of  
land  and  water  exercises,  this  course  will  provide  the  attendee  with  the              1)   Review  trigger  points  and  their  manipulation.
information  needed  to  progress  individuals  from  rehabilitation  to  return  
to  functional  activity.  Clinical  application  provided  for  progressive  land               3)   Apply  trapezium  treatments  in  the  water.
and  water  exercise;;  long  term  management;;  preventive  maintenance;;  

                                                                                           -­    This  course  will  teach  all  aspects  of  successfully  treating  a  frozen  shoulder  in  
cal  clinical  approaches  and  problem-­solving  techniques.                                                                                                                            -­

1)   Address  a  multi-­disciplinary  approach  to  lumbar  stability  and  low                  shoulder  problems,  what  precipitates  the  issue,  along  with  the  most  effec-­

   patient.                                                                                      shoulder  and  how  it  relates  to  muscle  imbalances  and  postural  re-­education.  
2)  Progress  clients  with  various  diagnoses  through  the  phases  of                        Manual  treatments  will  be  emphasized  with  aquatic  joint  mobilizations,  
   lumbar  stabilization,  identifying  exercise  focus  (land  and  water)  for                 myofascial  release  and  deep  tissue  releases  of  the  deep  stabilizers  and  sur-­
   each  phase.                                                                                  rounding  tissue  (pectoralis  minor  and  major,  levator  scapula,  all  three  trape-­
3)  Identify  exercises  with  progression  and  cueing  that  facilitate  primary               ziums,  rhomboids,  lattisiumus  dorsi,  teres  minor,  subscapularis,  and  serratus  
   muscles  involved  in  lumbar  stabilization.                                                 anterior.
4)  Choose  patient-­  and  phase  of  stabilization-­appropriate  equipment    

   lumbar  dysfunction.                                                                             capsulitis  and  a  tight  shoulder.
5)    Integrate  into  stabilization  exercise  program  the  six  qualities  of      

                                                                                                 4)   Perform  and  integrate  the  information  to  formulate  RX  plans.

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This  course  will  teach  a  variety  of  manual  techniques  and  therapeutic                  with  SCI.

both  land  and  pool  treatments  for  the  most  common  surgical  techniques                  Method.
and  prosthetics.  The  newest  surgical  techniques  will  be  discussed  with  
zations  and  indications  of  what  to  use  and  when  to  use  it.    Indications  and        gait  facilitation.
contraindications  with  acute  and  sub-­acute  protocols  are  discussed  and  
experienced.  A  very  brief  review  of  the  anatomy  and  how  it  relates  to  the           individual  clients.
prosthesis  will  be  included.
                                                                                                 individual  with  SCI.
1)   Participate  in  joint  mobilizations,  passive  range-­of-­motion,  and       

   and  adaptations  for  each  patient.
                                                                                              3606 -­ Therapeutic Aquassage Intervention

5)   Review  kinesiotaping  that  tolerates  water  therapy.                                  are  the  central  focus  of  this  intervention.  The  Therapeutic  Aquassage  

                                                                                              lower  and  upper  quarter  TAP,  application  of  desensitization  techniques,  
                                                                                              treatment  of  the  soft,  connective  and  myofascial  tissues,  passive  mobi-­
As  humans  we  function  primarily  in  the  vertical  position,  therefore  re-­
habilitation  techniques  must  incorporate  the  upright  position  to  improve              established.  

how  new  thinking  has  changed  the  traditional  approach  to  rehabilitation.  
Instead  of  focusing  on  how  to  function  in  the  wheelchair,  this  approach  
challenges  the  individual  to  experience  and  strengthen  their  body  in  the            2)  Acquire  skill  in  the  application  of  techniques  featured  in  the  various    
                                                                                   -­            components  of  the  Therapeutic  Aquassage  Protocol  (TAP).

treadmill  studies  we  take  shallow  and  deep  water  exercises  one  step  
                                                                                                 for  musculoskeletal  and  neuromuscular  disorders.
of  transfers,  water  temperature  and  use  of  equipment  are  discussed.  
Participants  are  encouraged  to  bring  reports  of  their  own  successes  and  
case  studies  for  group  discussion.  

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                                                                           ATRI Aquatic Therapeutic
                 Covers  Membership  from  January  1  through  

                                                                      is  for  competent,  knowledgeable  professionals  in  aquatic  
                                                                      therapy,  rehab  and  therapeutic  exercise.  The  exam  will  test  
                                                                      your  ability  to  meet  the  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehabilitation  
                                                                      Industry  Standards  to  practice.  The  Standards  are  available  
                                                                      on  the  ATRI  website  and  can  be  downloaded  at  

                or call us 866-­462-­2874

Continuing Education Units
                                                                -­    Sunday,  February  7  -­  Washinton,  DC  (Fairfax,  VA)
cept  ATRI  courses  and  award  credit  as  appropriate.  
                                                                      Sunday,  March  21  -­  Houston,  TX

and  the  course  descriptions  and  biographies  from  this          Sunday,  May  2  -­  Chicago  (Rosemont,  IL)
Course  Catalog  or  the  ATRI  website  to  obtain  credit.  The  
following  organizations  routinely  approve  ATRI  courses  for  
                                                                      Monday,  June  28  -­  Sanibel,  FL  (Fort  Myers)

                                                                      Friday,  July  2  -­  Sanibel,  FL  (Fort  Myers)

   approve  ATRI  events  on  a  state-­by-­state  basis.    

   more  information.  ATRI  courses  have  always  been              Sunday,  October  17  -­  Washinton,  DC  (Fairfax,  VA)
   approved  for  continuing  education  by  these  

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Thursday,  February  4                                                   Thursday,  March  18

1200  -­  Intro.  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  (Sova)               1200  -­  Intro.  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  (Sova)  
1030  -­  Pediatric  Aquatic  Therapy  Foundations  (Fettig)             2313  
2313                                                                     3501  
Thursday,  February  4  -­  FREE  Evening  Courses  -­  1  credit  hr.   Thursday,  March  18  -­  FREE  Evening  Courses  -­  1  credit  hr.
1001                                                                     1001  
1809                                                                     1809

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Thursday,  April  29                                                   Unless  otherwise  noted,  all  courses  spend  time  in  the  
                                                                       classroom  and  the  pool.
1200  -­  Intro.  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  (Sova)  
2313                                                                   Monday,  June  28
                                                                       Eight  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...
Thursday,  April  29  -­  FREE  Evening  Courses  -­  1  credit  hr.   1200  -­  Intro.  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  (Sova)
                                                                       2307  -­  Joint  Replacement  Rehab  (Mitchell)

                                                                       2621  -­  Clinical  Ai  Chi  for  Shoulders                                           

                                                                                                                     (Matsumoto)  -­  Pool  Only

                                                                                                                     (Sova)  -­  Classroom  Only

                                                                       Five  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...

                                                                       2312  -­  Post-­Surgical  Orthopedic  Rehabilitation  
                                                                       2506  -­  Parkinson’s  and  Dystonia  Aquatic  Techniques  
                                                                                                                       (Ashton)  -­  Land  Workshop
                                                                       2622  -­  Clinical  Low  Back  Using  Ai  Chi                          Pool  Only

                                                                       Two  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  Each  Time  Period...Overlap  with  2-­hour  
                                                                       Courses  in  Above  Time  Period

                                                                       2003  -­  Battle  Against  Metabolic  Syndrome-­Weight  Management                         

                                                                       1214  -­  Older  Adult  Aquatics  (Taimura)  -­                               
                                                                       2812  -­  Stress  Management  

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Seven  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...                                  Seven  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...
1213  -­  Core  Work  for  Hip  and  Back  Function                                          1001  -­  Hydrodynamics  (Maxwell)  -­  Pool  Only  -­  Required  Course  for  new  
2217  -­  Rehab  for  Amputees  
2316  -­  Orthopedic  Issues  for  Older  Adults                                             1006  -­  Practical  Aquatic  Progressions                Pool  Only
2617  -­  Floating  Feldenkrais®  (Ashton)                                                   1606  -­  Ai  Chi  Experience          Pool  Only
2620  -­  25  Cervical  Aquatic  Therapy  Maneuvers  (Scalone)                               1610  -­  Feldenkrais®  Sacred  Sacrum  (Ashton)  -­  Land  Workshop
2901  -­  Policy/Procedure  Manual  for  Aquatics              Classroom  Only               2021  -­  Assessment  with  the  Aquatic  Independence  Measure  (AIM)  
3606  -­  Therapeutic  Aquassage  Protocol                                                                  Classroom  Only

                                                                                             Classroom  Only
One  Course  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...  Overlaps  with  4-­hour            3208  -­  Core  Authority            Classroom  Only
Courses  in  Above  Time  Period
2010  -­  Research  Forum  (Chewning)  -­  Classroom  Only
                                                                                             Eight  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...
                                                                                             1216  -­  MVA  Rehab  
                                                                                             1223  -­  The  Schopler  Method  for  Children  
Six  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...                                    1811  -­  Supervision,  Delegation,  Education,  and  Quality  Enhancement  -­  
1603  -­  Halliwick  (Francis)                                                               (Sprehe)  -­  Classroom  Only
1614  -­  Deep  Water  Running  Techniques  for  Aquatic  Therapy  (Tiberi)                  2203  -­  Integrated  Balance  (Adler)
2013  -­  Equipment  Use  in  Transitioning  from  Pool  to  Land                            2209  -­  Treatment  of  Balance  Issues           Classroom  Only
                                                                                             2608  -­  Ai  Chi  for  Hip  and  Back  (Sova)
2305  -­  Supine  Shoulder  Rehab  (Mitchell)                                                                               (Mitchell)

Two  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  Each  Time  Period...Overlap  with  2-­hour              Seven  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...
Courses  in  Above  Time  Period                                                             1204  -­  Integrated  Endurance  Options  
2808  -­  Liability/Insurance                                                                2020  -­  Buoyant  Development  (Chewning)
2813  -­  Self-­Healing  for  the  Aquatic  Prof.                                            2321  -­  Post-­Rehab  for  the  Spine  

2225  -­  Persistent  Pain  Explained                                                        (Sova)
                                                                                             2618  -­  Aquatic  Spasticity  Inhibition  (Fettig)
                                                                                             2806  -­  Documentation  and  Reimbursement                  Classroom  Only
Eight  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...
1201  -­  Aquatic  Abs  That  Really  Work                Classroom  Only  
1222  -­  Autism  Spectrum                   Classroom  Only
1608  -­  A  Touch  of  Watsu®  (Minakshi)  -­  Pool  Only                                   One  Course  in  Each  Time  Period...Overlap  with  2-­hour  Courses  in  Above  
1609  -­  Tai  Chi  Arthritis              Land  Workshop                                    Time  Period
                                                           (Sykorova-­Pritz)  -­  Land  WS   2002  -­  Myths  and  Misconceptions  about  Flexibility  Training  
                                                Pool  Only                                                 -­  Classroom  Only
                            (Tanaka)  -­  Pool  Only                                         1017  -­  Evidence-­Based  Progressions  (Tiberi)  -­  11  am-­12  pm  -­  Classroom
2903  -­  Emergency  Response                    Classroom  Only
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Seven  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...                             One  Course  in  Each  Time  Period...Overlap  with  2-­hour  Courses  in  Above  
1203  -­  Ageless  Agility  and  ROM  (Ashton)  -­  Land  Workshop                      Time  Period
1221  -­  Pediatric  Handling  (Anttila)                                                1903  -­  Pool  Water  Chemistry                             -­  Classroom  Only
2004  -­  Closed-­Chain  Functional  Programming  (Scalone)                                                                                                                -­  
2313  -­  Orthopedic  Equipment-­Based  Progressions                                    Classroom  Only
                                                                                        One  Course  in  this  Time  Period...
                                                                                                                                   (Sova)  -­  Classroom  Only
One  Course  in  Each  Time  Period...Overlaps  with  2-­hour  Courses  in  Above  
Time  Period                                                                            Six  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...
2011  -­  Progressive,  Research-­Based  Aquatic  Programming                           1023  -­  Energy  Meridian  Exercises  
             -­  Classroom  Only                                                        1219  -­  MS  Aquatics  (Sprehe)
1902  -­  Risk/Liability  Essentials  for  Aquatic  Rehab                        -­     1225  -­  Aquatics  for  the  Developmentally  Delayed  (Anttila)
Classroom  Only                                                                         1605  -­  Cervical  Aquatic  Treatment  
                                                                                        2224  -­  Using  Water  to  Treat  Lymphedema  
Seven  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...                             2612  -­  Ai  Chi  as  an  Integrative  Practice  
1026  -­  Diabetes  and  Exercise  
1224  -­  Children  with  Severe/Profound  Disabilities                                 Two  Courses  in  this  Time  Period...Overlap  with  2-­hour  Courses  in  Above  
                                                       (Sykorova-­Pritz)                Time  Period
1810  -­  Marketing  Proposals  and  Promos                 Classroom  Only                                                Classroom  Only
                                           (Scalone)                                    2812  -­  Pilates         Land  Workshop
2510  -­  Aquatic  Options  for  TBI  Rehabilitation  
3310  -­  LE  Joint  Replacements  
                                                                                        Two  Courses  in  this  Time  Period...Overlap  with  2-­hour  Courses  in  Above  
                                                                                        Time  Period
One  Course  in  This  Time  Period...Overlaps  with  2-­hour  Courses  in  Above       1501  -­  Brain  Science  and  Aquatic  Therapy  (Adler)  -­  Classroom  Only
Time  Period
                                                                                        Practice  (Scalone)  -­  Classroom  Only
         Classroom  Only

Seven  Courses  to  Choose  from  in  this  Time  Period...
1028  -­  Calming  Fearful  Patients  (Stillwell)
1032  -­  Creative  Ortho  Aquatic  Rehab  (Mitchell)                                   1)  Assessment  
1206  -­  ROM  and  Core  Training  Concepts                                            2)  Pediatrics  (Fettig)
1209  -­  Chronic  Pain  Management                                                     3)  Wounded  Warrior  Program  
2204  -­  Interactive  Posture  (Scalone)  -­  Classroom  Only
                                                                                        1)  Reimbursement  
2224  -­  Aquatic  Rehab  Following  Breast  Cancer                                     2)  Products  (Mitchell)
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   2010 Conference Schedule -­

Thursday,  September  23

1200  -­  Intro.  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  (Sova)  
2511  -­  Aquatic  Modalities  for  Spasticity  and  Contractures  (Fettig)  
Thursday,  September  23  -­  FREE  Evening  Courses  -­  1  credit

                                                                                1200  -­  Intro.  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  (Sova)  
                                                                                2226  -­  Core  Stabilization  Progressions  (Mitchell)  
                                                                                2511  -­  Aquatic  Modalities  for  Spasticity  and  Contractures  (Fettig)  


Thursday,  October  14

1200  -­  Intro.  to  Aquatic  Therapy  and  Rehab  (Sova)  
Thursday,  October  14  -­  FREE  Evening  Courses  -­  1  credit

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                                                      2010 ATRI Faculty
dation  and  works  with  geriatrics  and  clients  with  health  challeng-­
es.  She  currently  attends  a  Medical  Intuitive  Training  Program  at             training  and  conditioning,  aquatics,  rehabilitation,  youth,  and  obe-­
                                                                                       sity.  She  is  the  editor  of  the  Rehab  and  Flexibility  Tips  Column  in  
Eevaliisa Anttila
                                                                      -­                                  ,  PT,  CSCS,  ATRIC,  is  co-­owner  of  Therapeutic  
apy.  As  a  physiotherapist,  she  has  created  numerous  programs,  
                                                                                       locations  and  contracts  to  perform  aquatic  therapy.  She  has  been  
books.                                                                                 ing  pool  administration,  design  and  program  implementation,  risk  
                                                                                       management,  and  now  as  a  physical  therapist  using  water  to  treat  
                     ,  MS,  ATRIC,  has  been  teaching  dance  and                   various  diagnoses.

medical  team,  working  with  the  kayak  teams.
                                                                                       an  Arthritis  Foundation  Instructor.  Sally  is  also  an  MS  instructor  

                                                                                  -­                          ,  MA,  works  as  president  and  educational  spe-­

                                                                                       for  Cincinnati  State  College  and  has  developed  several  course  

                                                                                       years,  working  with  children-­to-­geriatrics,  neurological-­to-­orthope-­
of  expertise  is  in  musculoskeletal  and  sports  rehabilitation.  She              dic  diagnoses.  She  has  received  awards  for  outstanding  patient  
                                                                                       care  and  was  nominated  as  Caregiver  of  Year.  She  is  an  instruc-­


full-­service  aquatic  rehab  programs  in  Canada  and  California.  
tees.                                                                                  to  providing  innovative  aquatic  exercise  options  that  bridge  the  

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                                         2010 ATRI Faculty (continued)
                                                                                -­        Patty Henry-­Schneider                                                       -­
stretching  in  various  water  depths  with  weights  attached  to  the                  aged  movement  toward  wellness  by  including  body,  mind,  and  
                                                                                          spirit  in  the  journey  toward  mental  health.  Creating  a  bridge  be-­
                                                                                          tween  providers  of  aquatic  therapy  and  providers  of  mental  health  
                                                                                          services  has  become  her  passion.
Julia Fettig                                                                -­                                ,  Fitness  Program  Coordinator  for  The  Arthritis  
apeutic  Aquatics,  Inc.  and,  specializing  in  
consulting,  information  and  rehabilitation.  She  is  the  author  and  
publisher  of  several  aquatic  training  videos.  She  was  the  recipient  

Pia Francis

She  is  committed  to  inter-­professional  education  to  promote  ef-­
fective  and  creative  methods  of  learning  to  combine  humans  and                   been  working  with  and  teaching  the  concepts  of  aquatic  therapy  
water  for  a  healthier  future.  She  has  provided  learning  support  
and  developed  courses  for  physiotherapy,  occupational  therapy,                      Aquatic  Therapy  Professional  of  the  Year  Award.  
complementary  therapy,  sports  and  exercise  degree  courses.
                                                                                          Connie Jasinskas,  MSc,  brings  over  25  years  of  experience,  
                        ,  CMT,  has  been  teaching  massage,  both  on                  passion  and  humor  to  her  work  as  an  international  health  educa-­
                                                                                          tor.  She  specializes  in  aquatic  rehabilitation  and  post  rehabilitation  
As  an  Aikido  artist,  marathon  runner,  and  yoga  practitioner,  he                  for  musculoskeletal,  and  systemic  health  issues  affecting  func-­
integrated  the  discipline,  training,  and  philosophy  of  Aikido  and                 tional  movement.  In  Cambridge,  Canada,  she  provides  aquatic  
yoga  with  the  practice  of  Shiatsu  to  create  a  full,  rich  healing  ex-­         rehabilitation  for  patients  from  a  number  of  physiotherapy  clinics.
specializing  in  aquatics  for  individuals  with  disabilities.  She  is  past  

                                                                                          the  geriatric  population  in  both  recreation  and  aquatic  therapy.  

                                                                                          massage,  bodywork,  and  aquatics  techniques,  serving  persons  

                                        has  been  teaching  safe  and  effec-­                                                                                     -­

cise  for  all  abilities,  Maryanne  has  presented  televised  exercise  
segments  on  aquatics.  She  has  developed  corporate  wellness  
seminars  and  six-­month  home  exercise  program  progressions.  
                                         2010 ATRI Faculty (continued)
                                                                                                  ,  CMT,  has  taught  aquatic  bodywork  to  thousands  of  
Rehabilitation  and  Pain  Management,  has  been  involved  in  pa-­                                                                                      -­

nia  workers  compensation  bill  review.                                            teach  there.  

product  development  for  a  leading  recreational-­water-­treatment  
chemical  company.  Tom  earned  his  doctorate  in  organic  chemistry  

                      ,  MPT,  ATRIC,  has  been  involved  in  aquatics  
                                                                                                                           Sue Nelson
                                                                                     have  extensive  experience  in  business  and  aquatic  management,  
                                                                                     including  aquatic  facility  design,  building,  and  business  consulta-­
physical  therapist,  specializing  in  aquatic  therapy.  
                                                                                     proved  outpatient  aquatic  physical  therapy  centers  in  the  country.  
ing  aquatics  to  all  ages,  especially  teaching  swimming  to  elderly           Eduardo Netto
people  while  applying  the  Alexander  Technique.  

Aquatics  and  Fitness,  a  mission-­driven  organization  in  Missouri  
that  she  co-­founded  to  provide  barrier-­free  exercise  programs  for  
                                                                                     pist  with  over  18  years  of  experience  in  orthopedic  and  aquatic  
people  with  disabilities.

years  of  experience  and  now  focuses  on  outpatient  orthopedics,  
both  in  the  water  and  on  land.  She  is  interested  in  all  forms  of  
                                        2010 ATRI Faculty (continued)
Ruth Sova                                                                                                                                                                 -­
                                                                                          vice  of  Ancona  for  cardiovascular  prevention  and  screening  of  

Award.  She  has  authored  15  books.                                                    has  co-­written  research  regarding  sport  in  older  athletes  and  
Carolyn Sprehe                                                             -­
grams  for  people  with  developmental  disabilities  in  her  work  at                                                                                              -­
                                                                         -­                                                                                           -­

                                                                                          therapy  interventions.

                                                                           -­             Jill White                                                                 -­

is  to  create  a  practical  intervention  that  can  be  used  by  aquatic  
professionals  who  encounter  people  who  are  afraid  in  water.    It  is  
hoped  that  this  intervention  will  remove  the  barriers  that  prevent  
so  many  from  entering  the  water  for  rehabilitation  and  recreation.
                                                                                          physical  activity  books,  journals,  online  courses  and  ancillaries.
                                                                                -­        Ann Wieser

of  unique  multidisciplinary  techniques  to  achieve  overall  health                   aquatics  business.  She  developed  an  undergraduate  Therapeu-­
and  optimized  performance.

                       ,  ATRIC,  has  been  a  manager  of  YourSports,  
years  teaching  swimming  to  older  adults  and  disabled  people.
                                                                                          Associates,  offers  consulting  workshops  in  health  and  aquatics.  
Yoshiken Tanaka                                                                           Mary  is  a  long-­time  faculty  member  and  serves  on  varied  commit-­

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