Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy for the Pediatric Client

February 27-28, 2021

Many insurers are beginning to deny aquatic therapy for the pediatric client, in part because clinicians do not understand how to make the case for aquatics.  Stop extolling the virtues of aquatic therapy for the pediatric client…without providing tangible evidence-based support.  Leave this dynamic course understanding how, when, where, and under what circumstances to provide aquatic therapy…and how to justify that choice to the world.  Don’t just understand the science, be able to perform the EBAT treatments on Monday morning.  Course includes information designed to help parents and caregivers incorporate water-based interventions into daily life.  Includes “turn-key” in-service and marketing materials to help expand your caseload.


Course Objectives

By the end of the class, participants will (this phrase applies to all the following objectives):

  1. Identify 1 model program known for its use of sensory stimulation in water.
  2. After learning foundational principles, generate 1-2 reasons why sensory and motor integration is a natural fit for many aquatic settings.
  3. Compare and contrast the relative benefits of 3-4 items, available in pediatric clinics, which can be used to transform a pool into a sensory and motor room.
  4. Without assistance from instructor, create a specialized shopping list of items which can be inexpensively purchased at a dollar store (lecture) and used in the pool setting.
  5. After being provided with examples, craft a unique sample home program for parents/caregivers who wish to incorporate 3-4 sensory/motor tasks in the shower, bathtub, or community pool.
  6. Describe where to obtain hands-on training n 1-2 techniques (such as NDT, Watsu, or Halliwick).
  7. Without assistance from instructor, correctly perform 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities which can be appropriately performed at each of 16 stations in the pool.
  8. Analyze the respective merits of 1-2 aquatic activities in order to increase or diminish:
    1. vestibular input
    2. tactile input
    3. proprioceptive input
    4. auditory input
    5. visual input
    6. and implement appropriately in a lab setting
  9. Using role playing, implement a unique 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for one of the most common pediatric diagnoses discussed in class.
  10. Design at least one skilled progression of an aquatic treatment protocol as described in a case study discussed in class.

Location

The Blue Lagune Therapy
1115 Ave D
Katy, Texas 77494


Cost -  

$450.00

Earned credits -  

16 contact hours or CCU’s through TPTA

Registration - Register online

Instructor

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master’s degree in physical therapy.  Salzman is the Founder and Owner of the Aquatic Resources Network, the largest multidisciplinary clearinghouse of information on aquatic therapy.  She treats patients up to 20 hours per week in the therapy pool for Benchmark Physical Therapy.  She is the CEO of ATU Educational Services, LLC.  She currently serves as Program Director for Aquatic Therapy University and has assisted hundreds of facilities during the start-up and training phases of their aquatic practice.

She has served as:  Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy; Manager, Regions Hospital Therapy Pool; Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Catherine’s PT Program; Functional Design Consultant, Aquatic Therapy Facilities; ARN Database Creator, 19,000 aquatic professionals; Aquatic Health Research Database (AHRD) Creator, 8000 abstracts an growing; Author, five aquatic therapy-related texts; and Monthly columnist, Aquatics International, Advance for PTs, Onsite Fitness.

In 1027 Salzman received the Power Award from Aquatics International.  In 2010, Salzman received the highest honor given to an aquatic physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award.


Itinerary 

DAY 1
7:30-8:00 am  Registration
8:00-10:00 am  Lecture and Land Lab
10:00-10:15 am  ENERGY BREAK
10:15-12:00 pm  Lecture and Land Lab continued
2:00-1:00 pm  CHANGE AND EAT LUNCH
1:00-3:15 pm  Pool Lab
3:15-3:30 pm  ENERGY BREAK
3:30-5:30 pm  Pool Lab
5:30-5:45 pm  Wrap-up & Discussion

DAY 2
8:00-10:00 am  Lecture and Land Lab
10:00-10:15 am  ENERGY BREAK
10:15-12:00 pm  Lecture and Land Lab continued
12:00-1:00 pm  CHANGE AND EAT LUNCH
1:00-3:15 pm  Pool Lab
3:15-3:30 pm  ENERGY BREAK
3:30-5:30 pm  Pool Lab
5:30-5:45 pm  Wrap-up & Discussion


Hotel 

Hotel information will be sent upon registration

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