IA16A Ortho/Neuro Survey
Oct 15

IA16A Ortho/Neuro Survey

This "how-to" seminar will put your body in the pool for 2 extensive days of skill acquisition.

 

This "how-to" seminar will put your body in the pool for 2 extensive days of skill...

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2040 53rd St, Moline, IL 61265, USA
  • Get soaked locally! Now ATU courses are offered in the Quad City Area! This "how-to" seminar will put your body in the pool for 2 extensive days of skill acquisition. Sign up today to get started on your path to becoming Aquaticist Credentialed.


     

    ABOUT THIS 2 DAY TRAINING :


    Get ready to get stuffed, saturated and wrinkled! This “how-to” seminar will put your body in the pool for 2 unbelievably extensive days of skill acquisition (16 hours of class; over 10 hours of pool lab). Think of this as the Appetizer Sampler of Aquatic Therapy seminars. You will be exposed to 10 popular aquatic techniques currently being used in clinics across the globe -- and learn 2 or 3 new ones. Why sit for 16 hours of lecture on theory? Instead, get in the water and learn hands-on handling techniques that will leave you with new, concrete skills and the confidence to apply them to your patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. And you’ll have a blast doing it.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this seminar, the participant will be able to:


     

     

    1. Verbalize the difference between functional improvement and patient satisfaction.


     

    2. Combine ideas into a 2-week and 2-month executable plan designed to improve both function and satisfaction in the participant's clinical setting


     

    3. Locate literature which supports the need to address patient satisfaction in order to improve outcomes. Appraise this literature on the basis of the Pedro (Physiotherapy effectiveness database) scale.


     

    4. Verbally compare and contrast precautions, indications and benefits of aquatic therapy for the most common orthopedic and neurological conditions seen in the pool.


     

    5. Demonstrate the ability to manipulate hydrodynamic properties of water while coordinating a multi-step action using the proper sequence and control.  Participant will teach the same skill to a partner and make corrections in the partner's execution of the following techniques as necessary.


     

    6. Participant will be able to verbalize a reason why he or she values at least 2 aquatic techniques and not others.


     

    7. In a pool lab environment, with a partner: propose, execute and then evaluate at least 2 water-based solutions designed to:


        ·         increase ROM,

        ·         improve strength,

        ·         decrease hypertonicity,

        ·         decrease pain,

        ·         improve trunk stability,

        ·         improve balance and proprioception, and

        ·         improve functional skills.


         

    8. Justify at least aquatic treatment of clients with specific orthopedic or neuro diagnoses in two ways: A. Verbally - through 3 attempts at spontaneous verbalization of the "1 minute justification speech" and B. In a brief writing lab.


     

    9. Examine and modify a sample therapy protocol by appropriately integrating aquatic techniques into the land-based protocol.


     

    10. Design progressions of aquatic treatment programs incorporating and blending a variety of aquatic therapy techniques and utilizing each technique at the appropriate stage in rehabilitation.



     

    TARGET AUDIENCE:


    The  course  is  designed  primarily for  professionals  during  their  first  2 years of concentrated effort performing aquatic therapy. Those  likely  to  benefit  most are:  PTAs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATCs who are at the basic or intermediate level of skill acquisition and those who are at a higher level of skill, but who are looking for a survey course that provides a sample of most aquatic therapy techniques currently practiced. Additionally, individuals who are taking the ATU 84-hour specialty tracks typically attend this class first in order to provide the proper foundation for the higher level trainings.


    SCHEDULE:


     

    DAY 1


    8:00-12:00 Lecture and Land Lab (15 minute energy break at 10:00)


    12:00-1:00 - Change and eat lunch


    1:00-3:15 - Pool Lab


    3:15-3:30 - Energy Break


    3:30-5:45 - Pool Lab



    DAY 2


    8:00-12:00 Lecture and Land Lab  (15 minute energy break at 10:00)


    12:00-1:00 - Change and eat lunch


    1:00-3:15 - Pool Lab


    3:15-3:30 - Energy Break


    3:30-5:45 - Pool Lab

     

     

    MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:


    Kara Morales, MS, PT, MAq, Aq


    Kara Morales MS, PT, MAq, Aq graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, DC with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in  2003. Since 2005, she has worked in outpatient orthopedics for Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Moline, Illinois, one of Rock Valley’s 26 clinics in the Quad City Metro area, as well as Des Moines, Iowa and Peoria, Illinois.  She spends part of her time in the clinic specializing in manual therapy techniques and also works in the pool providing one-on-one individualized patient care for orthopedic and geriatric populations. Over the last 10 years, Kara has worked to develop and expand the aquatic therapy program at Rock Valley Physical Therapy with emphasis on post surgical conditions, total joint replacements, osteoarthritis, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, shoulder pathologies and general deconditioning.


    Her aquatic therapy studies began through achieving the Aquatic Therapeutic Exercise Certificate through ATRI in 2007. She continued to expand her knowledge and expertise through the Aquatic Therapy University and received the first Musculoskeletal Aquaticist Credential in 2015. She recently completed the required coursework to become an ATU Aquaticist Intructor and Iowa Campus Director. She is excited to share her passion for aquatics and help spread the word about this amazing specialty area through training and educating other therapists!


    Kara is from the Quad Cities and currently resides in Colona, IL with her husband. She has 3 sons and a granddaughter. Her hobbies include martial arts, drums and volunteering for a non-profit ministry.

    ABOUT ATU TRAININGS:


        Our classes are taught by licensed 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.... or to propel you into master clinician status.

        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 (16:1 in California) 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 Foundational-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.

  • Category
    Campus Class
  • Date & Time
    Oct 15 2016 at 08:00 AM - Oct 16 2016 at 05:15 PM
  • Location & full address
    Two Rivers YMCA, 2040 53rd Street, Moline, IL 61265
  • Event Admins
    Lee Salzman

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