The Aquatic Physical Therapy Section is proud to support APTA's Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the PTA. PTAs interested in obtaining recognition will find the eligibility requirements and application information at this link.
Pediatric Aquatics for the More Involved Child
90 minute - Webinar
Presented by the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section, APTA
Pediatric Aquatics for the More Involved Child on Thursday, July 17, 2014
Who Should Attend?
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Students
List 2-3 physiological, psychological or social benefits of aquatic therapy for the more involved child, incorporating qualitative studies.
Increase overall understanding of precautions (nasal gastric tube, supplemental oxygen, tracheotomies, aspiration, seizures, compromised immune system) and the fundamental requirements for treating the more involved child based on current research.
Discuss the benefits and precautions of an aquatic therapy program for a child with Type I or Type II Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
If your organization is interested in posting their aquatic physical therapy event here, contact the Aquatic PT Section, email@example.com
Introduction to AquaStretch: A New Aquatic Manual Release Technique
August 16th, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
This beginner/intermediate level course presents the foundations and applications
of AquaStretch, a new form of individual and facilitated aquatic exercise that is a
myofascial release technique performed in shallow water. Successful in treating patients
with chronic pain to elite athletes, AquaStretch theoretically breaks down fascial
adhesions utilizing a combination of the facilitator/therapistâ€™s manual pressure and the
patientâ€™s active movement. By restoring flexibility & reduce pain, AquaStretchâ„¢ helps to
improve function, quality of life, sleep ability, and overall health.
11th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference
Developing programs and opportunities that successfully attract and meet the needs of aging populations and those with health-related issues will prove an important strategy to help drive your business. Learn how water is the perfect medicine for a prescription to better health at the World Aquatic Health Conference, October 8-10, Doubletree by Hilton, Portland, Oregon. Earn CEUs.
The health benefit track includes:
Thursday, October 9
KEYNOTE - Patty Chang Anker - Noted Author and Fear Specialist
* Overview of Research Internationally - Bruce Becker, M.D.
* Strategies for Successful Management of Water Fitness Programs - Christine Crutcher, AEA
* Intro to Pain Management and Structural Integration - Mimi Conner
* Tools of the Pool - Craig Stuart, AEA
* Aquatic Exercise Prescription for Aging Well - Stephanie Toogood
Friday, October 10
KEYNOTE - Eadric Bressel, Hirofumi Tanaka, Paul Chantler Research Overviews
* Effects of Water Immersion on Cognitive Performance - Eadric Bressel, Ph.D.
* Benefits of Immersion & Aquatic Exercise in Cardiac Patients - Asa Cider, Ph.D., R.P.T.
* Swimming Exercise: Keep Disease and Joint Pain at Bay - Hirofumi Tanaka, Ph.D.
* Arterial Stiffness and Aquatic Exercise - Paul Chantler, Ph.D.
Plus, practical sessions in the water on Friday
To learn more about the speakers, download the full registration packet, or register, go to www.theWAHC.org. Register by August 1 and use discount code CAEarly to receive the early registration rate of $395. Most meals included as part of registration.
Aquatic Section Past Audio Conferences CDs and Webinars
Audio Conference Calls
"A Primer on Waterborne Illnesses for Aquatic Therapists"
"Practice Management Strategies: Documentation, Coding, and Billing for Aquatic Physical Therapy"
"Using Aquatics for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders"
"Lumbar Stabilization: Using Evidence to Link Land and Pool Exercise"
"Aquatics and Osteoarthritis: Pre and Post-surgical Strategies"
"Using Evidence in Practice: Writing a Case Report"
"Documenting, Coding, and Billing for Physical Therapy Interventions Provided in the Aquatic Environment"
"Building the Aquatic Therapy Team: Keeping Your Therapists Above the Water"
"Managing the Aquatic Therapy Environment Through Facility Management and Design"
"Hydrodynamics: Looking at Medical Hydrology"
Using Aquatics to treat Children with Special Needs
Practice Management Strategies: Documentation, Coding, and Billing for Aquatic Physical Therapy
The CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code Recommendations for Aquatic Therapy Facilities
Aquatic Interventions: Balance Deficits
Splish Splash: Pediatric Motor Learning in the Aquatic Environment