"Introduction to Aquatic Therapy” is an informative course for those health professionals who would like to expand their skills into aquatic therapy and rehab. Aquatic therapy and rehabilitation is a growing market and provides an excellent service to clients. As a health professional, here’s the opportunity to enhance your career with the most current essential information you need to get started. Feel confidence in the concepts including waters properties, fluid dynamics, physiological responses to immersion, precautions/contraindication to aquatic therapy. Aquatic exercise equipment as well as the basic concepts of Bad Ragaz, Halliwick, Ai Chi, Watsu, Aquastretch and the Burdenko are covered.
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Historical Perspective of Aquatic Rehabilitation
- Typical Perception of aquatic therapy
- Properties of Water
- Physiological responses of major body systems during immersion
- Precautions/contraindications to aquatic therapy
- Types of Pools
- Types of aquatic exercise equipment
- Aquatic Therapy Techniques
- Bad Ragz
- Ai Chi
- Pool and Land Integration
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on more appropriate use of aquatic therapy and training so that aquatics is not viewed as a last resort to therapy.
- Identify the origins and history of aquatic exercise
- Identify typical perceptions of Aquatic therapy
- List the properties of water and fluid dynamics as they relate to the human body
- Identify the physiological responses to immersion for the major systems of the body
- Recognize the precautions and contraindications of aquatic therapy
- Identify the difference between a static versus a dynamic pool
- Identify 3 different types of assistive and resistive equipment
- Recognize the principles of Bad Ragz, Halliwick, Ai Chi, Watsu, Aquastretch and Burdenko Methods including applications
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Rick McAvoy is employed by The University of New Hampshire and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service