Document medical necessity for aquatic therapy and locate what payers (including Medicare) have to say about its use for balance and fall prevention (lecture)

  • Make a 3 minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic therapy services for a patient with a high-fall risk and for a patient with proprioceptive deficits. Be able to identify and locate supportive research to bolster case (lecture)
  • Progress a specific aquatic task (such as Berg balance drills) from a lower level of function towards increased independence. Demonstrate skilled use of verbal and tactile cueing to engage patient participation (lab)

  • Perform 3-4 activities, exercises or tasks derived from the following techniques:

  • Aquatic adaptations of the Berg Balance Tasks
  • Salzman’s Aquatic Blanket Drills (ABD)
  • Aquatic Sensory Integration (ASI)
  • Rhythmic stabilization
  • Modified underwater weight-bearing
  • Developmental sequencing (on mat and pool bottom) (lab)

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

  • Patient with repetitive ankle sprains or shoulder subluxation/dislocation
  • Patient with high fall risk
  • Patient with Parkinson’s disease or other progressive neurological disease
  • Patient who is s/p CVA or other non-progressive neurological insult (lab)

Learning Objectives:

*** Location has been changed due to previous facility requiring emergency repairs ***

Discounted Hotel Room Rate:  $80 / night

Host Facility:

Holiday Inn -
10609 Westpark Dr.
Houston, TX  77042

(713) 532-5400



Location:               Holiday Inn - Westchase

                               Houston, Texas

Dates:                    November 4 - 5, 2017

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

Credits:                 16.0 hrs (19 CCUs for FSBPT)

ATU Course #:      GE801 

Cost:                       $595


November 4th - November 5th, 2017

Novel Aquatic Balance, Proprioception & Fall Prevention Strategies


P.O. Box 35322 Houston TX 77235

A 16 hour in-service packed into 2 days. Designed to progress beyond the commonly used methods of challenging balance and proprioception in the water. Provides adaptations appropriate for both children and adults. Includes research findings which support balance and proprioceptive training in water. Provides in-water instruction of: Andrea Salzman's adaptations of the Berg, Aquatic Blanket Drills (ABD), Aquatic Sensory Integration (ASI), rhythmic stabilization, modified underwater weight-bearing, developmental sequencing (on mat and pool bottom), and other novel methods to hone balance, gait, and proprioceptive skills.

Cancellation Policy:

This class is hosted by Pisces Aquatic Services, an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Full refund minus $175 administration fee for cancellations 30 days prior to the course date.  The fee is non-refundable for cancellations after the 30 day deadline, which is October 4, 2017. Students may transfer their registration to another co-worker or colleague with advanced notification. In the event that class is canceled by Pisces Aquatic Services, a full refund will be issued.

* All split payment obligations should be paid in full by October 4, 2017.  Initial split payment reserves your seat for the event. If second payment is not received, initial payment will be forfeited.