3207 – Aquatic Mobilizations

Advanced / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 12:45-4:15 pm – 3.0 credit hours

(Pool: 12:45-2:15 pm / Classroom: 2:45-4:15 pm)


Faculty: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC



Learn how to apply mobilizations in the water. The skills taught are ideal for the client with chronic pain, restricted movement, and guarding behaviors. First, know the issue in the tissue and if it’s indicated to mobilize. Then we will learn skills to observe, feel and mobilize restricted tissues using techniques of “float observation”, elongation, fascial plain release, figure 8’s, undulation, dragging, rolling, lifting, etc… to name a few. The instruction is a progressive hands-on approach both on land and in the pool.



1)  Practice direct mobilization techniques specifically adapted for use in aquatic therapy.

2)  Determine indications for each mobilization application presented.

3)  Describe the principles of float observation and how it relates to the individual’s muscle density and tension for assessment and feedback.

4)  Demonstrate knowledge of aquatic floatation selection to maximize positioning for relaxation and mobilization.


FACULTY: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC, is the founder/owner of Therapeutic Aquatics, Inc. and provides individual Myofascial Aquatic Body Work, AquaStretch™ and adaptive aquatic classes. She is the author and publisher of The Bad Ragaz Ring Method Visual Instructional Manual and Video; and co-producer of the PNF in The Pool and Myofascial Aquatic Body Work DVDs. She received the 2014 Aquatic Therapy Professional Award and the 2002 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award.