Earn Your Aquaticist℠ Credential In Just 10 Days!
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This 2-week Intensive will cover the entire required curriculum of our Pediatric track. It will over cover 80 hours in 10 days, the end of which each student will have earned their Aquaticist℠ credential. Instructor candidates will earn an additional 8 hours (preconference) and an additional 16 hours (at home training).
This intensive includes the following courses. Follow the links to view the indivdual course descriptions and learning objectives. If by Feb 20, 2017, there are still seats available, these classes will be opened up to a la carte registration (limit 2 ala carte classes per student).
|At Home||Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp (4.0 hr DVD)|
|Apr 17-18||Hands-On Aquatic Therapy Polyclinic for the Ortho/Neuro Therapist|
|Apr 19-20||Water-Based Interventions for the Pediatric Therapist|
|Apr 21-22||Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy for the Pediatric Client|
|Apr 23-24||Aquatic Sensory & Motor Integration for the Pediatric Therapist|
|Apr 25-26||Aquatic Therapy Options for Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disabilities and the Medically Fragile|
Total Hours = 84 hrs or 108 hrs for instructor candidates.
Register before December 31st and receive a $1000 prepaid credit card*! You will also receive a prepaid credit card if you register before the following dates:
Before 12/31/16: $1000
Before 01/31/17: $750
Before 02/28/17: $500
Before 03/31/17: $250
*mailed out 30 days before class
There is a severe shortage of aquatic education in many countries across the world. To address this need, we specially designed this course for those international delegates who want to come to the US to learn as much as they can during their short stay.
Classes meet at 8 AM and finish at 5 PM each day. Lectures are in the mornings and pool labs meet after lunch (provided) where students get to apply what they learned in the morning with the help of hands-on instruction by therapists who have Masters degrees or above.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, PAqI, AqM
Director of Programming
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.
Kathleen "Kiki" Dickinson, MPT, PAqI
Kathleen (Kiki) Dickinson, MPT graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a master's degree in physical therapy. She has worked as a Pediatric Physical Therapist since 1995. Over the last several years her clinic has expanded and developed aquatic therapy programs for adult neuro and ortho populations with an emphasis on individuals with chronic pain and more medically complicated clients.
Kiki works at St. Croix Therapy (Therapeutic Services for Children and Adults) in Hudson, Wisconsin and has 17 years of experience developing and implementing therapy programs for a diverse pediatric population which includes working with children of all ages including the birth-to-three population.
For over seven years, Kiki has devoted one day per week in the SNF/TCU setting working with the geriatric and
general debilitation population. Her caseload featured a high concentration of patients with psychological issues,
including schizophrenia, and a full unit of patients on ventilators. Kiki has over 15 years of on call experience in a
high-level acute care setting, with both pediatric and adult patients (University of Minnesota Hospital).
Kiki is certified in the Universal Exercise Unit/Therasuit Method and Craniosacral Therapy. She has been an adjunct professor at St. Catherine’s University for over ten years and teaches Pediatric Coursework for their Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
Kiki helped develop ATU's novel "Aquatic Therapy for the Speech Therapist" class in 2010. This first-of-its-kind class combined a positioning lab (taught by PT) with a speech & language skills (taught by a SLP). It appears to be the first class to be granted ASHA CEU credits. Kiki teaches custom seminars across the USA for Aquatic Therapy University with an emphasis on the neuro pediatric and adult populations.
Tracy Daubel, PT, ATC, PAq
Tracy graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York where she received her BS in physical therapy, as well as all of the necessary course work to prepare for certification as an athletic trainer. She was licensed in New York as a physical therapist in 1994, and was certified as an NATABOC athletic trainer in 1996. Her initial 15 years of practice focused on working with individuals with sports injuries and orthopedic diagnoses, and she took on managerial responsibilities in outpatient clinics.
Tracy is employed full time at Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehabilitation Center in Ossining, New York where she works with highly involved inpatient and outpatient children ranging in age from newborn to 21 years.
Campus Directors may send up to three students to this intensive for the same $9995 fee.
Payament for this class can be made by credit card or check. If paying by check, please make it out to:
Aquatic Resources Network
1143 Oak Ridge Tpke #226
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
International students must pay by bank wire only. To initiate bank wire request, please select "Pay by Check" when purchasing this product. We will then email you the bank wire instructions.
APPLICABILITY FOR PT
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 skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.
APPLICABILITY FOR OT
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 skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.
APPLICABILITY FOR SLP
SLPs may choose to operate in an aquatic setting in order to benefit from the fluid and thermal properties of water while providing therapeutic interventions within their scope of practice. They do not typically seek reimbursement under CPT code 97113, but rather use traditional speech codes. ASHA has now granted CE hours for multiple aquatic therapy trainings, including a 16 hour Aquatic Therapy University training designed exclusively for the SLP provider. The provision of skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.
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Programming Changes: Due to unforeseen circumstances, ATU schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice.
Cancellation of Intensives By ATU: ATU intensives may be cancelled for low registration up to 30 days prior to the class. In this event, a full refund of class tuition or a voucher to another class will be issued to students. ATU does not reimburse change fees, airline tickets or any other travel related expenses, so please do not make plans until you receive the 30-day confirmation prior to the conference.
Cancellation of Intensive by Student: A refund, minus a $1000 cancellation fee, will be given for student cancellations made prior to 60 days before the conference. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 60 day deadline. In the event of a student cancellation after the deadline, enrollment fees may be transferred to other ATU intensives within 12 months at no charge.