1219 – LE Strength for Balance and Fall Prevention

Beginner / Pool Workshop


Chicago, IL / Friday, November 8, 2019 – 1:00-3:00 pm – 2.0 credit hours

(Indoor Pool: 1:00-2:00 pm / Classroom: 2:00-3:00 pm)


Faculty:  Jim Kelsey, KT, ATRIC


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Using slow motion and super slow motion, which has been shown to improve and increase muscle strength, we will create protection of the attachments of muscle tendons and ligaments above and below the affected joint. Research shows that using correct form during the extension and contracture of the muscles helps with recruiting more muscle fibers and better maintaining the kinetic movements needed to optimize function of daily activities. Evidence shows that having the ability to slow down body movement with resistance improves the balance, gait, and prevention of falls in older populations.



1)  Review the evidence regarding muscle pliability.

2)  Apply research to pool exercises for muscle strength and flexibility.

3)  Experience improved and increased ROM.

4)  Experiment with exercises for core and trunk strength and stability.

5)  Examine case studies on improved balance and fall recovery.

6)  Identify ways to improve gait.


FACULTY: Jim Kelsey, KT, ATRIC, was a kinseiotherapist for the VA Medical Center in Boston for 30 years. His areas of experience include neurology, orthopedics, spinal cord injury, amputee specialty, substance abuse, bariatric and weight loss. He has attended nearly every ATRI Conference since 2010 and was the recipient of the ATRI Dolphin Award in 2012.