1. Verbally justify why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice if (a) the patient is difficult to support or handle, (b) the patient is in pain, or (c) if the therapist cannot adequately access the patient’s body on land, (d) the patient has lower extremity swelling.
2. Verbally describe 3-4 aquatic precautions and contraindications specific to the patient with musculoskeletal complaints.
3. Given a case scenario, make an argument for and against the relative merits of allowing patients with a specific precaution to participate in aquatic therapy.
4. Gather, organize, and synthesize information regarding what payers (including Medicare) have to say about aquatic therapy for the patient with musculoskeletal complaints.
5. Make a 3 minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic therapy services for a patient with a specific musculoskeletal condition. Be able to identify, locate, and analyze supportive research to bolster your case.
6. With supervision and insruction, progress a specific aquatic task from a lower level of function towards increased independence. Repeat without supervision or instruction.
7. Demonstrate 3-4 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to:
and critique each other's demonstrations.
Select, justify the choice, then demonstrate 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities from each of the following specialty techniques (as each relates to the client with musculoskeletal complaints):
8. Working with a partner, develop and implement a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan (including equipment selection) for 1-2 of the following conditions:
The course is designed to rapidly introduce participants to basic and intermediate aquatic treatment ideas for the musculoskeletal patient. It will provide an overview of treatments pertinent to pediatric, adult and geriatric practices, with an emphasis on the following musculoskeletal conditions: s/p fracture, internal trauma, sprain, strain or dislocation, s/p joint replacement (e.g. TKR), s/p tendon or ligament repair (e.g. ACL), arthritis, chronic pain syndromes (e.g. fibromyalgia), and back and neck dysfunction. Provides participants with insight into musculoskeletal-specific precautions and contraindications to immersion. Teaches participants to justify aquatic therapy interventions to payers and referral sources. Includes an 8 hour aquatic lab of the most clinically useful elements of popular aquatic specialty techniques for the musculoskeletal population.
Holiday Inn - Westway Park
4606 Westway Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77041
Location: Houston, TX
Dates: November 7 - 8, 2015
Instructor: Lisa Illg, PT, Aq
Credits: 16.0 hrs (18 CCUs for FSBPT)
ATU Course #: GS721 (Basic - Intermediate)
Water - Based Interventions for Musculoskeletal Disorders: An Aquatic Therapy Primer
November 7th - November 8th, 2015
* All split payment obligations should be paid in full by October 23, 2015. Initial split payment reserves your seat for the event. If second payment is not received, initial payment will be forfeited.
This class is being hosted by Pisces Aquatic Services, an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Cancellation date is Oct 7, 2015. Pisces Aquatic Services will refund 100% of fee for registrants who cancel before this date. Fee is non-refundable for registrants who cancel after this date. Students may transfer their registration to another co-worker or colleague by notifying Pisces Aquatic Services in advance. In the event that the class is cancelled by Pisces Aquatic Services, a full refund will be issued.
This event was a success! Thanks to all who attended from Texas, New Mexico and Nebraska.
Pisces Aquatic Services
8:00-10:00 - Lecture
10:00-10:15 – Energy Break
10:15-12:00 - Lecture and Land Lab
12:00-1:00 - Change and eat lunch
1:00-3:30 - Pool Lab
3:30-3:45 - Energy Break
3:45-6:15 - Pool Lab
6:15-6:30 - Wrap-up and discussion
8:00-10:00 - Lecture
10:00-10:15 - Energy Break
10:15-11:15 - Lecture and Land Lab
11:15-11:45 - Lunch
11:45-1:45 - Pool lab
1:45-2:00 – Energy Break
2:00-3:45 – Pool lab
3:45-4:00 - Wrap-up and discussion