Neurological Aquatic Techniques for Moderate to Severe Impairments
Track: Aquatic Physical Therapy Section
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Marriott River Center
Room: Salon A/Indoor Pool
Session Type: Preconference Courses
Session Level: Intermediate
Expand your skills for working with patients with moderate to severe neurological impairments. Learn exciting and effective techniques from around the globe to modulate hypertonicity, hypotonicity, and dystonia. Add techniques to your toolbox for improving equilibrium reactions, postural awareness, respiration and mobility along with improving trunk and proximal stability. Then you will progress to new options for upper and lower extremity weight bearing and ways to improve early stages of gait training. This course will be taught half on land and half as a pool lab in the water. Although the primary focus will be on adults, these techniques are also excellent for children. Videos will demonstrate these techniques with adults and children with a range of impairments so participants can see new possibilities. Expect more from your sessions with moderately to severely impaired patients. Help your neurological patients enjoy the very best quality of life possible!
1. Describe at least five reasons for choosing aquatic therapy for neurorehabilitation.
2. Demonstrate techniques to help modulate hypertonicity, hypotonicity and dystonia.
3. Demonstrate techniques to improve mobility, righting and equilibrium reactions, postural awareness and respiration.
4. Demonstrate techniques to improve trunk and proximal stability.
5. Demonstrate techniques to improve upper and lower extremity weight bearing and early stages of gait.
6. Demonstrate different positions and handling skills in the water to appropriately challenge each unique patient during every activity.
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