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Introduction to Aquatic Therapy-Back to Basics

Course: #3614Level: Introductory2 Hours 1094 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

This course will link the therapeutic benefits with the unique properties of water allowing the participant to recognize patients who would most benefit from aquatic therapeutic interventions. This course is intended for the therapist new to aquatic therapy or therapists who refer to aquatic therapy programs and want an improved understanding of the therapeutic value of adding aquatic therapy into a patient’s rehabilitation program. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Course created on January 31, 2020

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/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; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MN/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NM/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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to provide at least three medical justification statements for the use of aquatic therapy relating specific therapeutic benefits of buoyancy, drag forces and hydrostatic pressure in a patient's plan of care.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least five precautions and contraindications to aquatic therapy.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to recognize at least three primary differences of human movement and muscle activation in the water compared to land.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three progressive rehabilitation exercises based on the properties of buoyancy and drag force.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list the use, benefits, and precautions to the three main types of aquatic therapy equipment (buoyancy, drag, and floatation).

Agenda

0-15 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes
15-30 Minutes Buoyancy, therapeutic benefits, and considerations
30-45 Minutes Drag forces, therapeutic benefits, and considerations
45-60 Minutes Hydrostatic pressure, benefits, and considerations
60-70 Minutes Therapeutic benefits of immersion and other properties of water
70-80 Minutes Precautions and contraindications to aquatic therapy
80-90 Minutes Types of equipment, considerations, and uses
90-115 Minutes Gait, muscle activation comparison land vs water
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Beth Scalone has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Beth Scalone has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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