Elite Athlete (HOU16B)
Location: Houston, TX
Dates: Nov 12-13, 2016
Hours: 16.0 hrs
Credits: 16 CEUs (TPTA/TOTA) 22 CCUs (FSBPT)
Instructor: Kim Gordon, MPT, MAqI
ABOUT THIS 2-DAY CLASS
Can't come to the 2-week intensive? Attend this 16 hr. training packed into 2 days. This class is designed to teach the therapist, trainer, coach and athlete how to capitalize on both deep and shallow water. Includes samples of hard-core aquatic training regimes for the uninjured athlete, active recovery drills, and post-injury rehab protocols. Appropriate for therapists and trainers working with individual sport athletes (such as triathletes or marathoners) and those working with team sports (such as football or volleyball). Includes instruction in the following hands-on aquatic techniques: shallow water plyometrics, deep and shallow running drills, agility drills, vertical acceleration training, edema control and management, and more.
1. Using research findings discussed in class, propose a 3-minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic services for either the injured or the healthy athlete.
2. Design a mock seasonal training schedule incorporating aquatics into the program for 1 of the following: (a) everyday training; (b) post-injury; (c) immediately following competitions/events; (d) for active recovery.
3. Describe verbally and in writing the optimum pool temperatures and depths necessary for at least 2 of the following: (a) everyday training; (b) post-injury; (c) immediately following competitions/events; (d) for active recovery.
4. Incorporating at least 2 hydrodynamic principles learned, generate a single new idea to improve training of athletes in the water.
5. Analyze and critique 1-2 errors made by coaches/ trainers/ therapists who use equipment for athletic training or rehab.
6. Using role play, develop a 15-minute shallow- and deep- water workout tailored specifically for at least 1 of the following athletes:
Football or soccer player
Volleyball or basketball player
7. After reviewing a relevant case study, discuss the strength and applicability of the evidence provided based on Sackett's Hierarchy of Evidence
8. After reviewing a relevant case study, design a short aquatic rehab program for at least 1 of the following injuries:
Post stress fracture of weight-bearing bone
Post-surgical repair of LE cartilage, ligament, capsule or muscle
Post-surgical repair of UE cartilage, ligament, capsule or muscle
9. Design and implement a 15-minute aquatic training program designed to improve 1-2 of the following skills:
Strength and ROM
Speed and explosive power
Sport-specific skill (stride length, vertical acceleration, etc.)
- Overview of relevant literature and research on both shallow and deep water
- Overview of proper application of exercise science within an aquatic environment
- Proper Technique and appropriate equipment usage
- Program and workout development
- Proper Technique of athletic movements in water (running kinematics, speed, power, agility, reaction to movement time, NM coordination, pelvic alignment, dynamic drills)
- Use of various pieces of equipment, e.g. Medicine Balls, Physio Balls, bosu, existing structures, mats, BW, Kettle Bells (if available), kick boards, etc.
This 800 level training is designed for the intermediate level instruction. Individuals who attend this training should have at least 500 hours of experience working in an aquatic environment or they should have attended or watched the "Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp" tutorial on the basics of aquatic therapy principles prior to attending this class.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORKimberly 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.
- Back School
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.
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.
- ATU classes take place in warm-water pools that are 88-93 degrees F.
- 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.
This is a 800 series class (teaches Advanced skills). This class is an elective class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the Sports 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.
|Class Date||Nov 12, 2016|
|Event End Date||Nov 13, 2016|
|Registration Start Date||Sep 1, 2016|
|Cut off date||Nov 11, 2016|
|Location||Texas Childrens (Houston, TX)|
|Ticket Type||Price||Available place|
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