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
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0; 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; 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
- Participants 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.
- Participants will be able to identify at least five precautions and contraindications to aquatic therapy.
- Participants will be able to recognize at least three primary differences of human movement and muscle activation in the water compared to land.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three progressive rehabilitation exercises based on the properties of buoyancy and drag force.
- Participants will be able to list the use, benefits, and precautions to the three main types of aquatic therapy equipment (buoyancy, drag, and floatation).
|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|
PT, DPT, OCS
Beth is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and aquatic therapy and the owner of North County Water & Sports Therapy Center in San Diego. Beth earned her PT degree from the University of Connecticut and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University. She has achieved Certification and re-certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. Beth has a passion for education and the ability to motivate and facilitate professional growth and lifelong learning among physical therapy students and graduates. Applying evidence-based material to daily clinical treatment makes her one of the most recognized speakers in the USA and abroad.
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