3611 – Corrective Exercises for Shoulders

Advanced / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 1:30-5:00 pm - 3.0 credit hours

(Pool: 1:30-3:00 pm / Classroom: 3:30-5:00 pm)


Faculty: Terri Mitchell, BA, PTA, ATRIC


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Corrective Exercise follows a ‘plan’ to first relax tissue, then stretch it, and finally, strengthen it. From squats to dynamic core stabilization to ortho exercises, our main objective is to get our patients to perform fundamental movements in order to make functional progress. In this workshop, we will assess some basic movement patterns, determine tightness, weakness, and malalignments that lead to incorrect posture and back pain, and make a plan for Corrective Exercise Training (CET).



1)  Identify diagnoses of the shoulder to benefit from CET.

2)  Determine long and short term goals for patients with shoulder diagnosis.

3)  Examine relaxation techniques in various positions in the pool for patients with a shoulder diagnosis.

4)  Practice appropriate stretches in the pool for effective pain relief for patients with a shoulder diagnosis.

5)  Experience strengthening and stabilization exercises to promote improved function in patients with shoulder dysfunction.


FACULTY: Terri Mitchell, BA, PTA, ATRIC, has been involved with aquatic fitness since 1982. She is a Training Specialist with the Aquatic Exercise Association, a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) specializing in aquatic therapy, and instructor of a variety of aquatic fitness classes to persons of all ages and abilities. Terri holds certifications from AEA, ATRI, and IAR; and is a Certified Personal Trainer for both land and water. She is co-author of “Applications of PNF Techniques in the Aquatic Setting” manual and co-producer of “PNF in the Pool” video. She is the 2001 recipient of ATRI’s Dolphin Award and the 2010 recipient of the ATRI Professional Award.