Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy for the Pediatric Client (HOU17B)

Location: Texas Children's Hospital (Houston)
Dates: July 15-16, 2017
Credits: 16.0 hrs
Instructor: Kiki Dickinson, MSPT, PAqI

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. Course includes information designed to help parents and caregivers incorporate water-based interventions into daily life. 

 

Approved for 20 CCUs through Federation of State Boards of PT.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

 

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

  1. Describe 3 ways in which an "aquatic" evaluation should differ from a "land-based" evaluation. 
  2. Compare 2 distinguishing characteristics of individual versus group aquatic sessions using APTA documents as sources. 
  3. Given a specific case, justify (in a single paragraph) the need to continue aquatics beyond a payer's cap for aquatic therapy sessions. 
  4. Describe 1 scenario where a PTA cannot work in the pool unsupervised. 
  5. Identify 1 precaution which must be considered when performing each of the following techniques discussed in class: Bruininks balance drills, Task-type training, and Adapted swimming. 
  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 a pediatric case study, suggest 3 methods to strengthen the aquatic treatment protocol used by the research team. 
  8. Perform a mock 15 minute pediatric inservice using aquatic inservice modules provided in class. 
  9. Recreate 5 items as found on the master list "Justification for aquatic therapy" provided during class. 
  10. Independently demonstrate at least 1 activity from each of the following techniques as practiced in class: Aquatic Sensory Integration (ASI), Watsu®, and the Bad Ragaz Ring Method. 
  11. After reviewing the scientific literature, integrate at least 2 "best practices" into a mock pool treatment of a patient with either: Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, or Autism. 
  12. Integrate at least 4 of the 12 methods of progression discussed in class into a 30 minute role-playing lab. 
  13. Teach at least 3 safety elements.

Schedule

DAY 1:

7:30-8:00 Registration

8:00-10:00 Lecture and Facilitated Discussion

10:00-10:15 Energy Break

10:15-12:15 Lecture and Facilitated Discussion

12:15-1:15 Lunch & Change for Pool

1:15-3:15 Pool Lab

3:15-3:30 Energy Break

3:30-5:15 Pool Lab

5:15-5:30 Wrap-Up & Discussion

 

DAY 2:

8:00-10:00 Lecture and Facilitated Discussion

10:00-10:15 Energy Break

10:15-12:15 Lecture and Facilitated Discussion

12:15-1:15 Lunch & Change for Pool

1:15-3:15 Pool Lab

3:15-3:30 Energy Break

3:30-5:15 Pool Lab

5:15-5:30 Wrap-Up & Discussion


ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: 

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, MAqM, PAqM, GAqM
Director of Programming
Tracks: All

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters 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 is Vice President of 10K Health, LLC, a temporary staffing agency. She currently serves as Director of Programming 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 and growing;
  • Author, 5 aquatic therapy-related texts;
  • Monthly columnist, Aquatics International, Advance for PTs, Onsite Fitness


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

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About ATU Training

 

Our classes are taught by board-certified therapists and physicians with Masters degrees and above 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 capped at 25-30 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 700 series class (teaches Basic-Intermediate skills). This class is a required class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in all Tracks.


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.

Event Properties

Class Date Jul 15, 2017
Event End Date Jul 16, 2017
Registration Start Date Sep 22, 2016
Capacity 26
Registered 1
Available place 25
Cut off date Jul 14, 2017
Individual Price $595
Location
Texas Childrens (Houston, TX)
TS Childrens, 6621 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA Houston, TX 77030 United States
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