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Hands-On Aquatic Therapy Techniques for the Ortho & Neuro Therapist: A Survey Course (Minneapolis)

 
$595.00
Location:
Rochester, MN
Dates:
May 20-21, 2017
Instructor:
Kim Gordon, MPT, MAqI, GAqI
Hours:
16.0
CCUs:
19.0
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Price (per unit)
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$595.00
 
 
 
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New Dates! Now May 20-21, 2017.

Host Facility

st croix therapy aquatic center

Shorewood Senior Campus 
2115 2nd St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902

mn aquatic therapy campus

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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:

Kimberly Gordon, MPT, MAqI

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.

Kim's area of specialty is the hip and pelvis. This includes pelvic floor dysfunction, low back and hip pain, total joint replacements, and SI dysfunction. She has trained for 3 years with Aquatic Therapy University, achieving lead instructor status under their extensive instructor's curriculum. Kim offers specialty training in the following through her affiliation with ActivePT.

  • Pilates
  • Back School
  • Osteoporosis


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.

 

What they are saying about Kim


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.

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Free Breakfast/Free Shuttle Service to Class/Free Wifi/$124-$165 Per Night

 


Meals

Lunch: Provided
Energy Breaks: Provided
Water: Provided


Airports

Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl (MSP)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Programming Changes: Due to unforeseen circumstances, ATU schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice.


Cancellation of Class By ATU: ATU classes 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 Class by Student:  A refund, minus a $175 reseating fee, will be given for student cancellations made prior to 30 days before the conference. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 30 day deadline. In the event of a student cancellation after the deadline, enrollment fees may be transferred to other ATU courses within 12 months at no charge.

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