2007 – Kinetic Release for Low Back

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Tucson, AZ / Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 1:00-5:00 pm – 4.0 credit hours

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


Faculty: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC



Compensations assist the body to move within our environment. Many compensations disrupt the normal ROM within the muscular chain. We will observe whole body and segmental movements that stabilize the low back. Then look for the musculoskeletal weakness in the kinematic chain required to perform a few common ADL’s. Once identified the practitioner can focus aquatic technique to release restriction and exercises to improve proprioception and ROM with stabilization.



1)  Understand the inter-relationship that the movement of a joint has an effect on another joint, therefore, creating the kinetic link for function.

2)  Describe and perform open and closed chain kinetic exercise and adapt exercises for the pool.

3)  Observe restrictions within a kinetic chain via the five anatomical checkpoints.

4)  Learn well established acupressure techniques to treat weakness and/or painful Trigger Points (TP’s) for persons with LBP.

5)  Demonstrate ability to provide appropriate cues to assist individuals with correct musculoskeletal recruitment throughout an ADL whilst practicing in the water.


FACULTY: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC, is the founder/owner of Therapeutic Aquatics, Inc. and provides 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.