Aquatics CEU Courses for PTs

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Documentation and Billing for Aquatic Therapy
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3452Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will include documentation "do's and don'ts" including ways to document medical necessity and skilled care in aquatic therapy environments. It will provide updates on Medicare rules and coding related to outpatient aquatic therapy along with sharing key resources to help the therapist stay in compliance. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Decreasing Fall Risk with Aquatic Therapeutic Interventions
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3374Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will focus on integrating specific aquatic interventions to improve balance and decrease the risk of falling based to maximize the patient’s plan of care. Utilizing research findings and clinical pearls we will link balance tests and impairments to specific interventions for aquatic exercise and integrated home program. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Aquatic Interventions for Fibromyalgia
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3320Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The National Fibromyalgia Association estimates that over 10 million people in the United States are affected by Fibromyalgia and its overlapping conditions. This course will present current research and clinical pearls on incorporating aquatic exercise programs into your treatment plan for individuals with fibromyalgia. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Hip and Knee Arthritis to Joint Replacement: Aquatic Therapy Research Review and Clinical Application
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3262Level: Intermediate2 Hours
By presenting the latest research regarding aquatic therapy for individuals with osteoarthritis and/ or total joint replacement, this course aims to assist the clinician in utilizing the unique properties of water to improve their patient’s outcomes. Clinical applications discussed include; aquatic interventions and exercise progressions to improve range of motion, gait, and balance. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.

Aquatic Lumbar Stabilization Progressions
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3121Level: Intermediate2 Hours
By presenting latest research respect to spine stabilization and aquatic therapy for individuals with lumbar spine dysfunction, this course aims to assist the clinician in utilizing the unique properties of water to improve their patient’s outcomes. Clinical applications discussed include; aquatic exercise progressions to reduce pain and improve function. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Beyond the Basics - Putting Aquatic Therapy into Practice
Presented by Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2958Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Beyond the Basics will take one step further from our basic’s course and give you resources to put aquatic therapy into practice today. We will get into the details of how you can greatly impact your patients with the use of aquatic therapy in your treatment plans. We will gather new tools for the old tool box and learn how to use the water with your appropriate patients. We will discuss the importance of how you document aquatic therapy so that the insurance companies continue to reimburse for these services.

Fundamentals of Aquatic Intervention for the Pediatric Population
Presented by Christine Taylor, PT, DPT, PCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2745Level: Introductory2 Hours
This two-hour session provides learners with a basic understanding of how to incorporate aquatic-based intervention into a treatment program for children. Participants will learn how to make clinical judgments to determine if a patient is an appropriate candidate for aquatic- based intervention, the methods used to treat various impairments, how to select equipment, and how to link aquatic-based intervention to functional land-based outcomes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Lower Extremity Aquatic Training Focusing On TKA & THA
Presented by Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2703Level: Introductory2 Hours
Utilize the properties of water to aid in a faster, more comprehensive recovery from TKAs and THAs. Learn how to employ techniques to promote soft tissue healing, reduce pain and swelling, while increasing motor control, strength, and mobility. This course is directly to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

Dynamic Stability with Peyow Aqua Pilates
Presented by Anne Pringle Burnell, Certified Stott Pilates Instructor Trainer, CAFS, AEA, ACE, AF, AFAA, NASM
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2704Level: Introductory2 Hours
Introduction to Dynamic Stability using the Pilates Method incorporates Pilates basic principles, apparatus and mat exercises adapted for the aquatic environment, and dynamic stabilization focusing on three key areas; the lumbo-pelvic region, the scapular region, and the ankles. This webinar includes Case Studies: Changes in Dynamic Balance Measurements within Participants with Physical Disabilities, published 2015. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

Aquatic Gait Training
Presented by Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2697Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Walking is the most common activity performed on a daily basis by the majority of the world, but gait deviations can render one minimally functional. Deviations can be based on pain, structural discrepancies, orthopedic conditions, and it is of utmost importance that a therapist be competent in recognizing deficits, and equally, in providing efficient management of the condition. The first part of this class will discuss the difference between land and water walking, so as to be able to provide accurate and efficient use of the water to address such deficiencies the second half of this class. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1.5 hours of general and .5 DA CE credit from 6/21/2017-12/31/2018.