1304 – Pre-Op Program for Back Patients

Beginner / 2-hour Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 28, 2012 – 9:45-11:45 am – 2.0 credit hours equal to 2.0 CECs/.2 CEUs

Pool: 9:45-10:45 am

Classroom: 10:45-11:45 am


Faculty: Eevaliisa Anttila, PT, MBA



Use aqua jogging as a pre-operative program for back patients who are not able to o exercise on land. The aqua jogging technique must be controlled enough so that exercising does not exacerbate pain. When this control is met, a client can participate in an effective program of 70-85% HRMax.


1)   Experience the ergonomic technique of aqua jogging.

2)   Determine how to choose the suitable floating belt for back pain clients.

3)   Experience a preoperative interval training program in deep water.


FACULTY: Eevaliisa Anttila, PT, MBA, is the founder and CEO of the Finnish Institute of Aquatics, a center for aquatic fitness and therapy. As a physiotherapist, she has created numerous programs, developed aquatic fitness equipment; produced aquatic videos and DVDs; and is a photographer and author of four aquatic books. During her sessions, you will enjoy the water, learn how to reveal your maximum potential and get new ideas.