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.
Course created on March 29, 2017
Course Type: Text/Transcript
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; ATRI/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; ATRI/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to identify at least three differences between land and water walking with respect to tri-plane forces that occur, so as to be able to accurately address gait discrepancies.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three differences in lower extremity muscle activation between land and water walking so as to effectively address muscle imbalances when gait discrepancies occur.
- The participant will be able to discriminate between those gait conditions which would benefit from effective aquatic intervention versus those where a deleterious effect could occur if addressed by water therapy.
- The participant will be able to outline a logical intervention progression for commonly seen gait conditions utilizing aquatic and land therapy, and be able to recognize when to transfer between the two.
|0-10 Minutes||Background and review of learner outcomes|
|10-30 Minutes||Discussion of land gait sequence w/ re: gait speed/joint/muscle involvement|
|30-45 Minutes||Specifics of water walking|
|45-85 Minutes||Biomechanical Differences between land and water walking including temporal/spatial parameters, walking Speed, muscle activation, joint forces, land/water walking between young vs. older adults|
|85-110 Minutes||Considerations for incorporating aquatic therapy with specific gait deviations for hip, knee, and foot conditions.|
|110-115 Minutes||When water in NOT appropriate|
|115-120 Minutes||Questions & Answers, Summary|
Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC
Marty has been involved in various aspects of aquatics from pool manager to aquatic therapist for over thirty years. Currently, she is part-owner of an outpatient practice that includes aquatics, and where she sees a variety of adult orthopedic and neurological patients. Additionally, Marty is currently involved in research emphasizing functional benefits of aquatic interventions.
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