Aquatic Therapy for Balance and Fall Prevention – 5 Hours

$35.00

Description

Balance training and fall prevention are essential components of many therapists’ daily work. However, one of the major challenges that therapists face while working with patients with balance deficits is challenging them without causing harm. This is where the therapy pool comes into play. The therapy pool is specifically designed to offer a safe and effective environment for balance challenges.

This continuing education course will help participants understand when to choose aquatics, how balance and gait differ in water, and how to ensure that aquatic therapy is a skilled, necessary, and reasonable care. The course will also include a mock pool lab, complete with exercise illustrations, providing new ideas for therapists seeking to work with their patients in water.

Upon completion of the Aquatic Therapy for Balance and Fall Prevention course, you will be able to: 

  • List at least 5 independent factors that contribute to fall risk in community-dwelling older adults.
  • Describe 1 therapeutic effect produced by each of these hydrodynamic properties on the human body during upright immersion: Buoyancy, viscosity, and drag
  • Make a brief argument for the use of aquatic exercise for balance training using at least 2 of the hydrodynamic properties discussed
  • List at least 2 ways in which the gait cycle is different on land and in the water.
  • Describe the potentially dangerous loading effects of open-chain exercises performed with equipment at rapid speeds in water.
  • List at least 1-way immersion changes in spinal compression forces and lower extremity joint compression.
  • List 5 precautions that should be considered when treating in an aquatic medium.
  • Describe 1 scenario of “medical necessity” related to aquatics provision.
  • Describe 5 ways to ensure the provision of “skilled care” during an aquatic session.
  • Describe 3 quick balance and gait assessments that can be performed poolside as part of an ongoing assessment process.
  • Describe 3 aquatic exercises to enhance spinal stabilization and posture.
  • Describe 3 aquatic exercises to improve balance reactions.
  • Describe 3 aquatic exercises to mimic the performance of activities of daily living, such as bed mobility.

 

Author:  Andrea Salzman, MS, PT 

Contact Hours: 5 Hours / 5 PDR   

Cost: $35 / Participant

Teaching Method: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)

Target Audience: Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Course Completion Certificate: A Printable (pdf) Certificate By Email

Cancellation / Refund Policy: By completing your purchase from Biologix Solutions LLC, you agree that you are purchasing digital, non-tangible product/service/training courses and, as such, are not entitled to a refund once accessed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email before purchasing the online course.

Approvals: State Board of Physical Therapy & American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) State Chapters Approved. Please visit the accreditation section for the full list: Click Here

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