Lympedema & Cancer (MN16C)

Location: Rochester, MN (Minneapolis)
Dates: Oct 8-9, 2016
Instructor
Kim Gordon, MAqI, GAqI
Hours: 16.0 hrs

This 16 hr. class addresses rehab needs of the client with cancer and/or lymphedema by presenting specialized training including: Watsu; functional skills training; progressive resistive exercise; proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF); aquatic manual therapy, post-mastectomy stretching; edema and lymphedema management and more.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
 
 

1. Describe at least 2 reasons why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice under each of the following conditions:
    (a) is suffering from lymphedema;
    (b) has postural abnormalities due to surgical scarring;
    (c) has chronic or post-operative pain;
    (d) is weak and deconditioned due to chemotherapy and/or radiation.

 

 

2. List 5 precautions related to aquatic therapy for this population.

 

3. Given a specific case scenario, make an argument for the relative merits of allowing patients with a specific precaution to participate in aquatic therapy.

 

4. Role-play a 10 minute mock inservice designed to teach health care providers about the benefit of aquatic therapy for the patient with cancer.

 

5. Demonstrate 1 idea for a sample home program for patients who wish to incorporate therapeutic tasks in the shower, bathtub or community pool.

 

6. Distinguish the merit between a research study which scored a 4/10 versus one which scored a 8/10 on the PEDro scale.

 

7. After reviewing 3 clinical trials, defend the use of a therapeutic pool for this population as a treatment supported by the literature.

 

8. After reviewing a case study, create 3 methods to strengthen the aquatic treatment protocol used by the research team.

 

9. Demonstrate at least 4 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, and/or exercises designed to address specific therapeutic complaints as addressed during class:

    * Decrease edema/lymphedema
    * Increase ROM
    * Minimize contractures and scarring
    * Decrease pain
    * Improve posture
    * Increase strength and reduce deconditioning

 

10. Design an appropriate 15-minute aquatic treatment session for each of the following scenarios:

    * Lymphedema
    * Scarring, pain and ROM restrictions
    * Weakness and deconditioning after surgery or chemo/radiation

 


Target Audience:

 

The  course  is  designed  primarily for  professionals  who have a minimum of 500 hours of aquatic experience or those who have attended or viewed the Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp training. Those  likely  to  benefit  most are:  PTAs and PTAs who are at the intermediate level of skill acquisition and those who are at a higher level of skill, but who are looking for a course that provides a sample of most aquatic therapy techniques currently practiced for this population.

 


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
 

Day 1

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-12:00 Lecture
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:45 Pool lab
3:45-4:00 Energy break
4:00-5:30 Pool lab

5:30-5:45 Wrap-Up and Questions

Day 2
8:00-12:00 Lecture
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:30 Pool lab
3:30-3:45 Energy break
3:45-5:15 Pool lab
5:15-5:30 Wrap-up and questions

Total = 16.0 hours


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Kimberly Gordon, MPT, MAqI, GAqI
Main Campus Director
Tracks: Musculo, Geriatric, Sports

 

Kimberly Gordon, MPT graduated from Mayo Clinic's School of Health Related Sciences with her Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She began practicing in an outpatient sports medicine clinic in Sarasota, FL where her case-load included orthopedic and post-surgical clients, including older adults with torn knee and ankle ligaments, total joint replacements, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and gait dysfunction. She went on to manage a branch for that company in Bradenton, FL. Upon moving back to Rochester, MN, she spent time working in a local nursing home, helping to develop their short term rehab program to increase the number of joint replacement patients in the facility and to better manage these patients as a team in the nursing home. She then moved into a home health physical therapy position, bringing innovative ideas to the patient returning from a hospital or nursing home stay after surgery or trauma, including many with new joint replacement patients.

She currently works at both the Rochester Active PT office and the Plainview ActivePT office (managing the Plainview office) where she specializes in treating orthopedic patients both in and out of the therapy pool. Her specialty is treating pelvic, hip and knee patients and the majority of her patients come with women's health, orthopedic and sports medicine complaints.


Kim has over 11 years of treating primarily orthopedic patients with 7 of those years specializing in sports medicine. Kim also has over 200 hours of continuing education including SI joint dysfunction, Shoulder rehabilitation presented by Kevin Wilk, pelvic floor training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute, a certification course in Pilates training and specializes in Pilates. She also teaches a Pilates class at the Rochester Athletic Club and has devoloped specialized classes for the athletic club including Back School, return to Pilates after rehabilitiation, and prenatal Pilates.
 
Kim's area of specialty is the hip and pelvis. This includes pelvic floor dysfunction, low back and hip pain, total joint replacements, and SI dysfunction. She has trained for 3 years with Aquatic Therapy University, achieving lead instructor status under their extensive instructor's curriculum. Kim offers specialty training in the following through her affiliation with ActivePT.
  • Pilates
  • Back School
  • Osteoporosis


Kim lives in Rochester with her husband and two children. She enjoys playing soccer, biking, and running, has completed her first duathalon, and continues to compete in annual half marathons throughout the midwest.

What they are saying about Kim


ABOUT ATU TRAININGS:

  • Our classes are taught by board-certified therapists and physicians who have extensive aquatic experience. Our instructors will teach you the essentials you need to know in order to get you started with your aquatic therapy career.

     
  • Our teaching style is entirely hands-on and personal. You will first be introduced to new concepts and techniques during classroom lectures after which you will transition into the pool to tactilly apply what you have learned. Classes are typically capped at 25 students to insure all attendees receive the one-on-one personalized attention we are known for.

     
  • Because learning is a continual process, all students will go home with a class manual that reinforces the concepts covered in class. They also get a free 1-year membership to Aquatic Resources Network's online research, support forums and equipment discounts.

ATU CREDENTIALING:

This is a 800 series class (teaches Intermediate skills). This class is an elective class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the General Studies or Geriatric Track.

 

 

 

Applicability for PTs/PTAs

 

CPT Code 97113 (Aquatic Therapy) is a designated code for the technique of aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is a recognized procedure by the American Medical Association, the American Physical Therapy Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Physical therapists and assistants are recognized providers of aquatic therapy in all states and by most payers, including Medicare and Medicaid. The provision of aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowledge; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

 

Applicability for OTs/OTAs

 

CPT Code 97113 (Aquatic Therapy) is a designated code for the technique of aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is a recognized procedure by the American Medical Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Occupational therapists and assistants are recognized providers of aquatic therapy in all states and by most payers, including Medicare and Medicaid.The provision of aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowledge; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.


This class is being hosted by our MN campus affiliate, North Star Aquatic Therapy, LLC, of Minneapolis, MN. By clicking the Add To Cart button, you will be redirected to the North Star checkout page to make your purchase with them. Please review their cancelation and other policies carefully before purchasing.

Event Properties

Class Date Oct 8, 2016
Event End Date Oct 9, 2016
Registration Start Date Sep 1, 2016
Capacity 26
Registered 0
Available place 26
Cut off date Oct 7, 2016
Individual Price $595
Location
Shorewood SC (Rochester, MN)
Shorewood Senior Campus, 2115 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA Rochester, MN 55902 United States
Shorewood SC (Rochester, MN)
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