1218 – Kids Ortho

Beginner / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 1:00-4:00 pm – 2.5 credit hours

(Pool: 1:00-2:15 pm / Classroom: 2:45-4:00 pm)


Faculty: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC



In The Netherlands, we use the water to create amazing opportunities for pediatric orthopedic pathologies. Playing, gaming and survival training options are used as interventions. Our therapeutic play in water benefits kids in both physical and mental awareness. Learn different ways to approach the techniques for more skills.

We work toward improvement in quality of life. What are the orthopedic pathologies we see most and how do we work in the water with this age group? Come and learn!



1)  Review orthopedic issues seen in our clinics.

2)  Study different practical methods on physical improvement.

3)  “Play the Game” for therapy and training in the water.

4)  Discuss QOL and how to decrease pain.


FACULTY: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC, has 20-plus years of experience in aquatics and has been a presenter worldwide since 2005. She studied physical education and holds a degree in Special Movement Education with an emphasis in Motoric Remedial Teaching and a focus on pediatrics. She has developed three e-learning programs on aquatic fitness (AquaMagicMoves) and is CEO of two educational institutes for aquatics: Kataqua for aquatic fitness and ProOZo for swimming. She is the organizer of the annual European Aquatic Fitness Conference (EAFC).