Fundamentals of Aquatic Intervention for the Pediatric Population
Section: Aquatic Physical Therapy Section
Co-Section: Academy of Pediatric PT
Session Code: AQ-1A-6044
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Room: Republic A
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic
This session provides learners with a basic understanding of how to incorporate aquatic-based intervention into a treatment program for children. Topics include evaluation to determine candidacy for aquatic therapy, video presentation of methods to address various impairments, how to manage challenges and safety aspects, how to progress intervention with and without use of equipment, the availability of equipment, how to choose and fit equipment, and how to link aquatic-based intervention to functional, land-based outcomes.
1. Understand the physiologic benefits of choosing aquatic-based physical therapy as a primary or adjunct method of intervention.
2. Identify functional limitations best suited for aquatic-based intervention.
3. Learn effective handling and treatment techniques using four major positions.
4. Link the application of aquatic intervention to functional, land-based outcomes.
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