832-800-4892

P.O. Box 35322 Houston TX 77235

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Approved by APTA & ATRA

Hotel Accommodations:


Holiday Inn & Suites   

(281) 809-6045                                                   

4606 Westway Park Blvd

Houston, Texas 77041

 

LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Houston Clay Road
   

(713) 939-1400       

424 Westway Park Blvd

Houston, Texas 77041

 

Sheraton Houston West Hotel   

(281) 804-6368                                 

11191 Clay Road

Houston, Texas 77041

 


DAY 1
7:30-8:00 Registration
 
8:00-12:00 Lecture. Identify 3-4 indications and medical prerequisites for selecting infants, children, adolescents and adults for aquatic therapy. Defend the use of therapy/community pools as an appropriate setting for Birth-3 therapy interventions; . Recognize 2-3 potential risks or adverse events which might occur with the use of aquatic therapy with the medically fragile or profoundly involved patient and propose methods of preventing adverse events; . Justify 1-2 potential benefits of aquatic therapy for each developmental realm: Feeding, Movement, Socialization, Sensation.
 
12:00-1:15 Lunch (Change for pool)

1:15-3:15 Pool lab.

Demonstrate1-2 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to:

  • increase strength
  • improve ROM
  • improve oral motor skills
  • normalize sensory input (vestibular, visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive)
  • normalize tone3:15-3:30 Energy Break

 
3:30-5:15 Pool Lab 
 
5:15-5:30 Wrap-up and discussion

DAY 2

8:00-10:00 - Lecture and facilitated discussion. 

Synthesize a 3-minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic services for children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, developmental disabilities and more. Be able to identify, locate, and critique research to bolster your case; Choose proper equipment, determine appropriate water temperature, and incorporate procedures for working with children with the above conditions. Progress a specific aquatic task from a lower level of function towards increased independence (lab).

10:00-12:00 Panel discussion and land lab:

Demonstrate the appropriate methods of documentation and insurance billing for aquatic therapy services; 
Propose a sample home program for parents/caregivers who wish to incorporate sensory tasks in the shower, bathtub or community pool. Collaborate with others to create a list regarding where parents can obtain additional training materials

12:00-1:15 Lunch (Change for pool)

1:15-3:15 Pool lab.

Demonstrate1-2 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to:

improve head and trunk righting
encourage play, verbalization and social interaction
improve posture, weight-bearing, balance, gait and proprioception
normalize transitional movements

3:15-3:30 Energy Break
 
3:30-5:15 Pool Lab.

With a partner, design and implement a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan (including equipment selection) for 1-2 of the following diagnoses: (lab)

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Others who are medically fragile or severely and profoundly involved

5:15-5:30 Wrap-up and discussion

Tentative Schedule:

1. Identify 3-4 indications and medical prerequisites for selecting infants, children, adolescents and adults for aquatic therapy. Defend the use of therapy/community pools as an appropriate setting for Birth-3 therapy interventions. (lecture)


2. Recognize 2-3 potential risks or adverse events which might occur with the use of aquatic therapy with the medically fragile or profoundly involved patient and propose methods of preventing adverse events (lecture)


3. Justify 1-2 potential benefits of aquatic therapy for each developmental realm: Feeding, Movement, Socialization, Sensation (lecture)


4. Synthesize a 3-minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic services for children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, developmental disabilities and more. Be able to identify, locate, and critique research to bolster your case. (lecture)


5. Choose proper equipment, determine appropriate water temperature, and incorporate procedures for working with children with the above conditions (lecture/land lab).


6. Demonstrate the appropriate methods of documentation and insurance billing for aquatic therapy services (lecture)


7. Propose a sample home program for parents/caregivers who wish to incorporate sensory tasks in the shower, bathtub or community pool. Collaborate with parents regarding where they can obtain additional training materials (lecture)


8. Demonstrate1-2 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to:

  • increase strength
  • improve ROM
  • improve oral motor skills
  • normalize sensory input (vestibular, visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive)
  • normalize tone
  • improve head and trunk righting
  • encourage play, verbalization and social interaction
  • improve posture, weight-bearing, balance, gait and proprioception
  • normalize transitional movements (lab)


9. Progress a specific aquatic task from a lower level of function towards increased independence (lab)


10. With a partner, design and implement a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan (including equipment selection) for 1-2 of the following diagnoses: (lab)

Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Delay
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Muscular Dystrophy
Others who are medically fragile or severely and profoundly involved

Learning Objectives: :

This 16 hr. training module is designed to demonstrate the advanced skills necessary to bring aquatics to the child, adolescent and adult with cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, muscular dystrophy or other medically fragile or profoundly involved conditions.


Includes findings from published literature to help convince skittish medical personnel (and parents) of the benefits of aquatics. Shows therapists the “nuts and bolts” of teaching techniques to parents and caregivers. Offers insight into "where to go next" for the therapist who has tried everything he or she knows and has run out of ideas. Provides tips on working with the medically fragile infants, children and adults with medical devices (ventilator tubes, IVs, g-tubes, and oxygen) in and around water. Includes information on reimbursement for aquatic therapy, both at the infant, child and adult level.

Host Facility:

Brenda and John Duncan YMCA
10655 Clay Road
Houston, TX  77041

Description:

Location:               Houston, TX


Dates:                    May 29-30, 2015


Instructor:            Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, MAqM, PAqM, GAqM


Credits:                 16.0 hrs (19 CCUs for FSBPT)


ATU Course #:      PS832 (Advanced)


Cost:                       $595

Aquatic Therapy Options for Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disabilities and the Medically Fragile