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* Should you choose to preselect regular (not preconference) Tuesday-Thursday 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.
Location: Hilton Gaslamp | Marina AB
Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Speakers: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
CEUs: 0.7 (7.0 contact hours/CCUs)
Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (1B)
AquaStretch™ is a myofascial release technique performed in shallow water. AquaStretch™ breaks down fascial adhesions using a combination of the facilitator/therapist's manual pressure and the client/patient's active movement, quickly restoring flexibility and reducing pain. AquaStretch™ promotes relaxation, which helps to improve function, quality of life, and sleep, and the overall ability to heal. This 1-day introductory course will cover the basic applications of AquaStretch™. Topics include starting positions and grips for several techniques. The attendees will practice AquaStretch™ procedures, including dialoguing with patients/clients regarding pain and grips/holds for several body regions.
Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:
CEUs: 0.8 (8.0 contact hours/CCUs)
The Burdenko Method is an active therapeutic approach using interplay between gravity and buoyancy to facilitate healing and minimize dysfunction for clients of all ages, levels, and diagnoses. The speaker will present basic principles of the Burdenko Method, followed by a water exercise lab to reinforce these principles. At the end of the course, the attendees will be able to apply the basic principles to design exercises to meet the specific needs of their patients by targeting the 6 essential qualities of movement: balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, speed, and strength.
Joint Program: Orthopaedics
Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Lori T. Brody, PT, PhD, SCS
Level: Multiple Level
Patients referred for aquatic physical therapy frequently have multiple musculoskeletal or multi-system involvement. While the application of aquatic environment principles is clear in many situations, the patient with multiple musculoskeletal conditions or involvement of more than one system can prove challenging. Patients coming to physical therapy for the treatment of low back pain may also have significant contributing factors such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or human immunodeficiency virus, to name a few. These patients may prefer and be more successful exercising in a pool due to the challenges of land-based therapeutic exercise. However, dosing therapeutic exercise in the water requires careful consideration of the trade-offs between viscosity and buoyancy, mobility and stability, and functional speed and resistance. This program will incorporate the principles of aquatic therapeutic exercise with the pathology, impairments, and activity limitations seen in patients with complex musculoskeletal presentations.
Joint Program: Neurology
Time: 3:00 pm–5:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: David M. Morris, PT, PhD
Balance dysfunction and falls-related injuries represent serious public health issues, resulting in great expense and human suffering. The physical problems leading to balance dysfunction include musculoskeletal-related structural limitations, diminished sensory capabilities, motor coordination deficits, and loss of anticipatory control mechanisms. The water has been described as an effective environment for addressing balance dysfunction through both rehabilitation and fitness activities. This session will address the underlying physical problems leading to balance dysfunction, provides a rationale for using aquatic therapy to positively influence balance control, and present evidence to support the use of aquatic physical therapy for the management of balance dysfunction.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:
Joint Program: Geriatrics
Time: 8:00 am–10:00 am (See Program for Room)
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, more than 1,000,000 total joint replacement surgeries are performed annually in the United States. The aquatic environment is ideal for functional exercise throughout the stages of rehabilitation for this population. This course integrates current evidence-based research with practical clinical “pearls” for aquatic rehabilitation for patients with total shoulder, hip, and knee joint replacement surgery. This course focuses on clinical decision-making, centering on progressions of aquatic exercise and integration with land-based treatments.