While aquatic therapy is not considered a mainstream intervention for functional upgrades, it has been shown to be an effective tool in the treatment of older adults. This class will first define specific functional tasks within the repertoire of ADL’s for older adults, then will provide an effective sequential aquatic treatment option per task, and finally will discuss pertinent literature that utilizes such interventions.This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on June 28, 2019
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; 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; 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
- Participants will be able to identify at least three sequential aquatic interventions to improve functional activities in older adults.
- Participants will be able to recommend at least two strategies for using aquatic treatment options that improved functional activities commonly performed by older adults.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three contraindications for aquatic interventions specific to the older adult.
- Participants will be able to develop a plan of care (POC) with at least three functional activity aquatic interventions based on current literature.
|0-20 Minutes||Background information regarding the effects of western society growing older with less independence, greater frailty. How this impacts society and resources involved. Musculoskeletal, pulmonary, cardiac, neurological changes associated with aging|
|20-45 Minutes||Gait Speed: What it means; decline with age; why aquatics is appropriate, progression for same; land testing to quantify.|
|45-70 Minutes||Dynamic Balance: What it is and how is it impacted; effects with age; why is aquatics appropriate; progressions; land testing to quantify|
|70-100 Minutes||Strength: How does age affect strength; functional testing for same; research regarding bone/muscle strength; functional impact; why is aquatic appropriate; progressions.|
|100-120 Minutes||Functional Reach: How does it impact function; testing for same; how aquatics facilitates training; progressions. Tying this all together using research for functional upgrades. Q & A|
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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