1510 – Functional Neuro Circuit Training

Beginner / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 1:00-5:00 pm – 4.0 credit hours

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


Participants: Bring ear plugs and nose clips (if needed)


Faculty: Adam Wilson, CTRS, CBIS


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Those with neurological impairments make up a huge portion of individuals searching for rehabilitative services. The aquatic environment is ideal for assisting with these impairments. Some impairments include: decreased balance, decreased spatial awareness or proprioception, decreased reaction time, increased pain, and decreased orientation. Varying exercises and activities is key to keeping the program fun, active, and helping to facilitate functional independence with the client. This course will offer different circuit stations focusing on different activities and exercises to assist with the specific deficits mentioned above. The goals of the course are to learn and practice aquatic techniques and progressions related to treating neurological impairments and improving functional mobility progressions within varying stations. 



1)  Recognize and describe common deficits related to neurological diagnoses.

2)  Discuss specific medical concerns and contraindications for these diagnoses.

3)  Practice the functional circuits with varied activities with adaptive equipment.

4)  Explore different ideas and ways to adapt activities for specific deficits.

5)  Examine specific case studies and figure out the appropriate circuit activities.


FACULTY:  Adam Wilson, CTRS, CBIS, has been practicing as a recreation therapist for 15 years, working with all patient populations, including geriatrics, pediatrics, and those with developmental disabilities. He has used aquatic therapy techniques with all populations, including spinal cord injury as a specialty. After graduating from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, Adam moved to Europe where he practiced as a recreation therapist. After working and traveling Europe, Adam worked in Texas, Colorado, and now works in Orange County, CA as a CTRS with physical rehabilitation populations. He tries to implement aquatics into all appropriate treatments.