1511 – AquaStretchTM and UCT Neuro Applications

Beginner / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Wedneday, June 26, 2019 - 1:00-5:00 pm – 4.0 credit hours

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


Faculty: Adam Wilson, CTRS, CBIS


COURSE DESCRIPTION: AquaStretchTM and UCT (Unpredictable Command Technique) are two different and unique techniques that can be facilitated with neurological patients to help restore and regain balance and coordination, improve flexibility, decrease pain and help improve function. AquaStretchTM theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions using a combination of the facilitator’s pressure versus active patient movement. UCT uses familiar and unfamiliar movements in random patterns to improve somatic awareness, agility and reaction time. Incorporating both of these techniques within treatment can help the patient to regain independence and to improve their quality of life.



1)  Identify basic AquaStretchTM objectives, including restoring movement, stretch resistant, fascial adhesions and intuitive movement.

2)  Safely demonstrate 2-3 grips and movement progressions.

3)  Effectively cue and demonstrate basic AquaStretchTM progressions.

4)  Determine appropriate equipment used for AquaStretchTM.

5)  Identify UCT objectives.

6)  Safely practice 2-3 UCT sample scripts.

7)  Create and practice group progressions for UCT.


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.