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Aug 17 - 18, 2019 | Contact H 17.00 | USD $450 | Katy, Texas
Pool Therapy for the Female Client is organized by Texas Children's Hospital and will be held from Aug 17 - 18, 2019 at Blue Lagune Therapy - Aquatic & Land Physical Therapy, Katy, Texas, United States of America. Target Audience: This is a 700 series class (teaches Basic-Intermediate skills) and is designed primarily for therapists who have 1 year of experience working in water. All students are asked to complete a 4 hour digital training provided to them prior to class, provided free of charge. This course is within the scope of practice of the Physical Therapist and PTA working in aquatic therapy (CPT code 97113). This course does not focus on evaluation or examination of the patient and thus, the content is within the scope of practice for the Physical Therapist Assistant working under the supervision of the Physical Therapist The clinical decision making that occurs during the course is done as a facilitated project which pairs PTs and PTAs working as teams. While the primary audience for the course is the PT provider, other rehabilitation providers, such as the Occupational Therapist and Assistant, who count the therapeutic procedure aquatic therapy within their scope of practice will find it beneficial. Earned credits: 17 contact hours will be applied for this course through TPTA and TOTA. Texas Children’s Hospital is an Approved Provider for the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of TOTA CE hours does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by TOTA. Description: Woman can benefit from aquatic therapy at so many points in their lives. This class is designed to address the unique rehab needs of the female client and why water often works better to tackle these needs. Students will learn innovative aquatic interventions for: • High and low risk pregnancies • Osteoporosis • Fibromyalgia • S/P breast cancer (mastectomy) • Common musculoskeletal complaints (such as SI dysfunction) Leave this first-ever specialized training with a battery of treatment options for all that ails womankind, including: spinal stabilization; Watsu; functional skills training; progressive resistive exercise; proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF); aquatic manual therapy, postmastectomy stretching; edema management and more. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Describe why aquatic therapy may be the treatment of choice if the patient (a) is suffering pregnancy-related conditions such as edema and back pain; (b) has postural abnormalities due to osteoporosis or osteopenia; (c) has fibromyalgia; (d) is recovering from a mastectomy; or (e) is suffering from a musculoskeletal injury common to women (lecture) • Recite 3-4 aquatic precautions and contraindications specific to the female patient. Understand the unique rehab needs of the pregnant, osteoporotic, pain, oncology and musculoskeletal clients (lecture). • Participate in a 10-15 minute mock inservice designed to teach rehab professionals or physicians about the benefit of aquatic therapy for at least 1 of these populations (lecture) • Verbalize the difference between functional improvement and patient satisfaction. Locate literature which supports the need to address patient satisfaction in order to improve outcomes (lecture) • Find recent scientific literature, including outcomes studies, which supports aquatic therapy for the female client (lecture) • Experience the difference between deckbased instruction and hands-on, in-water therapy and verbalize the distinction to a colleague. • Demonstrate, through role playing, the ability to incorporate appropriate hands-on care into aquatic therapy to increase healing and patient satisfaction (lab) • Demonstrate 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities from each of the following specialty techniques (as each relates to the female client): Salzman’s Aquatic Blanket Drills (manual therapy and stretching; Functional skills training; Progressive resistive exercise; Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF); Trunk stabilization/ Core training; Watsu (lab) • Perform 3-4 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to: ○ Decrease edema ○ Increase bone density ○ Increase ROM ○ Minimize contractures and scarring ○ Create alternative cognitive pathways for functional task engrams ○ Decrease pain ○ Improve posture, weight-bearing, balance, gait and proprioception ○ Increase strength ○ Improve motor planning (lab) • Progress a specific aquatic task from a lower level of function towards increased independence (lab) • With a partner, design and implement a 15-minute aquatic treatment ○ plan (including equipment selection) for 1-2 of the following ○ Pregnancy related back pain and edema ○ Postural abnormalities s/p osteopenia/osteoporosis ○ Mastectormy related scarring, pain and ROM restrictions ○ Fibromyalgia (lab)ABDs); Deep water unloading; Aquatic Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.