Who: For Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists. Provided by Aquatic Therapy University.
What: Aquatic Therapy Options for Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disabilities and the Medically Fragile
When: May 29-30, 2015
Where: Brenda and John Duncan YMCA 10655 Clay Road Houston, TX 77041
Why: “This 16 hr. training module is designed to demonstrate the advanced skills necessary to bring aquatics to the child, adolescent and adult with cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, muscular dystrophy or other medically fragile or profoundly involved conditions.
Includes findings from published literature to help convince skittish medical personnel (and parents) of the benefits of aquatics. Shows therapists the “nuts and bolts” of teaching techniques to parents and caregivers. Offers insight into “where to go next” for the therapist who has tried everything he or she knows and has run out of ideas. Provides tips on working with the medically fragile infants, children and adults with medical devices (ventilator tubes, IVs, g-tubes, and oxygen) in and around water. Includes information on reimbursement for aquatic therapy, both at the infant, child and adult level.”
Because who wouldn’t want to go swimming AND get educational credit at the same time?!
How: lecture and pool lab over 2 days at a cost of $595.
Wish I could go. I’ve been wanting to take an aquatics class aimed at more medically complex patients! *sigh* So many good classes going on this year, but since I spent all my money on studying for and taking the NCS exam this year, I’m all out of funds for classes. (Still don’t know the results of that, by the way, for those of you wondering.)