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.
Course created on December 14, 2018
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; 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; 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; OK/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 list at least three risk factors for developing symptomatic OA.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three therapeutic benefits of buoyancy, drag forces and hydrostatic pressure.
- The participant will be able to identify the latest research regarding aquatic therapy for individuals with OA and/ or TKA and THA.
- The participant will be able to compare muscle activation during walking in the water and on land.
- The participant will be able to outline at least three aquatic exercises to increase mobility, function and gait.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Hip OA risk factors, treatment recommendations, clinical practice guidelines, TKA prevalence|
|30-60 Minutes||Clinical decision making: therapeutic benefits related to hip impairments and review of relevant research|
|60-75 Minutes||Muscle activation differences between land and water|
|75-85 Minutes||Balance in the aquatic environment relevant research|
|85-110 Minutes||Aquatic therapy interventions to improve ROM, LE strength, balance, and gait|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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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