1211 Healing Exercises with the Nekdoodle

Beginner / Pool Only


Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:30-5:30 pm 1.0 credit hour

(Pool: 4:30-5:30 pm)


Faculty: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This program will take you through an hour of progressions with flotation equipment (Nekdoodle). Progressions for standing, seated, and supine will be shown. Shallow and deep water options will be demonstrated. Balance, core strengthening, and traction options will be utilized.



1)  Observe and participate in the uses of the Nekdoodle in the pool.

2)  Experience the product in prone, supine, seated and standing positions.

3)  Learn sensory, fitness and therapeutic uses for the Nekdoodle.


FACULTY: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC, has dedicated her life to aquatics for more than 25 years, and currently works with aging adults and persons with disabilities. She was an Arthritis Foundation Trainer for over 20 years, a consultant at Ability360, and an AquaStretch Facilitator/Trainer. She was the recipient of the 2016 ATRI Aquatic Therapy Professional Award, the 2012 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award, and the 2013 Arthritis Foundation Regional Public Service Award-University of Pittsburgh Community Service Award. She continues her studies in Energy Medicine, and is a Reiki Master/Trainer. Beyond her active practice, she offers intuitive guidance and wellness coaching.