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 athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.
Course created on May 3, 2019
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; FL/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; 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; OH/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; WV/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to list at least three factors that influence movement naming at least five subsystems that contribute to normal postural control.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ways to determine a patient's fall risk utilizing reliable and valid balance tests that can be completed without computerized equipment.
- The participant will be able to outline at least two effective and specific aquatic exercise and treatment strategies to address the deficits found during testing.
- The participant will be able to list at least three benefits and three challenges that the aquatic environment presents when working with individuals with impaired balance, proprioception, and postural control.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ways to safely incorporate land-based home exercise to improve outcomes within the patient's treatment plan.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Factors and subsystems that influence balance|
|30-60 Minutes||Balance testing and fall risk|
|60-90 Minutes||Aquatic exercise interventions and research|
|90-105 Minutes||Benefits and challenges to the aquatic environment|
|105-110 Minutes||Integration of HEP|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Beth is the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego CA, specializing in aquatic and orthopedic physical therapy since 1997. Beth is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, and an Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute Certified therapist. In 2010, Beth was honored with Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute's Tsunami Spirit award for her contribution to aquatic therapy education. In 2012, she was named Aquatic Therapy Professional of the year. In 2015, the Aquatic Section of the APTA presented Beth with the Judy Cirullo award in recognition of her promotion of aquatic therapy. Additional aquatic therapy certifications include Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method and Trainer for AquaStretch™, a myofascial release technique performed in the water. Along with continuing to actively treat patients, Beth travels the country and world providing education courses with the focus on aquatic therapy.
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