Aquatic Clinical Applications: Pool Course

July 21-23, 2017

VA Boston Healthcare System; 1400 VFW Parkway (Building 2); West Roxbury, MA 0213 (Near Boston)

Participants will experience hands-on, in-pool training to integrate skills and knowledge learned from the previous 6 online modules of the Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency Certificate Series. Emphasis will be placed on handling techniques to give participants confidence to apply their knowledge to a wide base of treatment applications. Participants will be challenged to maximize the effectiveness of their treatments using the unique properties of water and pool equipment. A variety of specialty aquatic therapy techniques will be introduced, and multiple case studies will illustrate the aquatic therapy continuum from evaluation to discharge to wellness. Participants can expect to be in the pool for the majority of the course and will be tested on their handling skills as well as integration of all online and pool course material.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Aquatic Critical Thinking and Aquatic Interventions (PT and PTA)
  • Aquatic Physiology of Immersion
  • Aquatic Physics

Course Code:

AQ17_PLJLY/REGIS

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_Logo One

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

This course is for licensed PTs and licensed PTAs. To successfully complete this course:
Secure the passcode for the posttest from the instructors. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

02/01/2017

Delivery method

In-person

Instructor(s)

Emily Dunlap, PT

Learning objectives

  1. Apply critical thinking to evidence-based practice to support the need for aquatic physical therapy intervention.
  2. Recognize and respond to potential challenges prior to pool entry for specific patient populations.
  3. Appropriately select pool equipment best suited for patient treatment goals.
  4. Demonstrate ability to logically progress exercise in the water.
  5. Confidently handle patients of all types in the water in all depths and all positions.
  6. Apply clinical interventions for gait and balance training in the water.
  7. Apply principals of postural control to improve patient functional outcomes during aquatic therapy treatments.
  8. Integrate aquatic techniques for maximizing muscle performance during aquatic physical therapy treatments.
  9. Demonstrate modifications to accommodate possible sensory integration challenges when in aquatic treatment sessions.
  10. Develop appropriate cardiovascular fitness elements to integrate into unique treatment sessions based on specific patient needs.
  11. Demonstrate basic familiarity with these aquatic specialty techniques and be familiar with current research supporting these techniques for use in rehabilitation and wellness: Halliwick, Bad Ragaz Ring Method, Watsu, Burdenko, Ai Chi, Aqua Yoga, and Aqua Stretch. Appropriately document to support and justify the medical necessity of aquatic physical therapy services.

Partner(s)

Aquatic Physical Therapy Section

Brought to you by

APTA

Course Duration

28 hours and 30 minutes

#Sessions:Starts:Ends:Rooms:
1

Day 1 - Pool Course

July 21, 2017
07/21/2017 at
08:00 AM EST
07/21/2017 at
06:30 PM EST
VA Boston Healthcare System
1400 VFW Parkway (Building 2)
West Roxbury
MA
USA
02132
2

Day 2 - Pool Course

July 22, 2017
07/22/2017 at
08:00 AM EST
07/22/2017 at
06:30 PM EST
VA Boston Healthcare System
1400 VFW Parkway (Building 2)
West Roxbury
MA
USA
02132
3

Day 3 - Pool Course

July 23, 2017
07/23/2017 at
08:00 AM EST
07/23/2017 at
03:30 PM EST
VA Boston Healthcare System
1400 VFW Parkway (Building 2)
West Roxbury
MA
USA
02132
Overview
Type:Instructor-Led Course
Credits:2.5
Tags:Emily Dunlap, Aquatics
Enrollment
Price:$985.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $985.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $760.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy Section
    $684.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
* Prices in US Dollar
Pre-requisites:Aquatic Critical Thinking and Aquatic Interventions (PTA), Aquatic Physiology of Immersion, Aquatic Physics (Kit), Aquatic Physics, Aquatic Critical Thinking and Aquatic Interventions (PT)(Kit), Aquatic Physiology of Immersion (Kit), Aquatic Critical Thinking and Aquatic Interventions (PT), Aquatic Critical Thinking and Aquatic Interventions (PTA)(Kit)