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Wednesday, February 8 | Thursday, February 9 | Friday, February 10 | Saturday, February 11
* Should you choose to preselect sessions during the registration process, please be advised that preselection is not a guarantee of a seat. Attendees are asked to preselect to better determine room size and all efforts will be made to accommodate sessions in the largest rooms possible. All attendees are encouraged to show up to sessions early. Attendees are also encouraged to select alternative sessions in the event their first choice is full.
Time: 8:00 am-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speaker: Charlotte Norton, PT, DPT, CSCS, ATC
Preconference Pricing: Standard
CEUs: 0.7 (7 contact hours/CCUs)
This 1-day course provides learners with basic to intermediate information to develop or expand aquatic physical therapy programs. The speakers will address conceptual organization and logistics, pool design, pool equipment, risk management, integration of land and water programming, staffing, patient selection, marketing, documentation, and reimbursement. Theory and practical applications will be offered.
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Speaker: Susan Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC
Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus
In this session, the speaker will discuss the expanded concept of core stability via pillar strength: the combination of mobility, stability, and strength of the shoulders, trunk, and hips. Lecture, discussion, and question-and-answer periods will be used to complement land-based and water-based labs, giving a attendees a comprehensive experience.
Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)
Speaker: Janet Gangaway, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions prevalence continues to rise. Aquatic physical therapy can have positive benefits on the function of these individuals. This course will review the current literature related to aquatic physical therapy and these populations.
Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Pediatrics)
Speaker: Beth Ennis, PT, MSPT, EdD
Level: Multiple Level
In our role as primary care practitioners involved in habilitation as well as wellness and prevention, physical therapists need to address all levels of the ICF model, especially the participation level. Physical therapy is an important yet underutilized resource for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), even though these children can have difficulty with low muscle tone, poor motor planning and body awareness, and decreased trunk stability. However, while physical therapy intervention can be beneficial, children with ASD, their parents, and siblings also need time to engage in the same regular family activities as their typical peers. Research is demonstrating that the aquatic therapy environment can be used to address physical issues effectively as well as encourage social communication, peer interaction and engagement, and increase meaningful participation in community activities by children with ASD. This presentation will discuss current research, as well as a pilot program investigating the efficacy of aquatics with children with autism spectrum disorders and a second pilot designed to encourage carryover in the community.
Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Neurology)
Speakers: Yasser Salem, PT, MS, PhD, NCS, PCS, Ellen M. Godwin, PT, PhD, PCS
This session presents the theoretical framework and recent empirical evidence regarding aquatic therapy for individuals with neuromuscular disorders, and highlights the unique aspects and rationale for using aquatic therapy to improve gait and balance and to augment rehabilitation of those patients. Various research studies demonstrate improvements in balance, gait, strength, range of motion, cardiovascular endurance, quality of life, and psychological well-being, and positive effects on spasticity and fatigue. The presenters will discuss how to design effective and specific aquatic exercise and treatment strategies, including the transition to land-based exercises. The session includes examples using videos of individuals with neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson disease.
(Joint Program: Sports Physical Therapy)
Speaker: Susan Falsone
Kinetic linking of the entire body is needed for effective overhead sport activity. During this 2-hour lecture, the speaker will explore the different anatomical and biomechanical connections that link the body together to provide an effective vehicle for throwing and other overhead sports activities. In addition, the speaker will discuss examination techniques to identify common compensatory movements and effective interventions. This course is intended for sports medicine and orthopedic professionals who want to learn more about evaluation as well as land- and water-based treatment of the overhead-throwing athlete.
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