2200 – Balance and Pain Treatment Techniques

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Allentown, PA / Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 8:00-11:30 am - 3.5 credit hours

(Pool: 8:00-9:45 am / Classroom: 9:45-11:30 am)


Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC



Combining balance exercises with pain amelioration techniques can improve ADL function while maintaining or creating pain-free movement. This workshop will offer some concepts to help your clients progress, improve or maintain. The pool segment will use bits of Breath Work, BackHab, Ai Chi and Ai Chi Ne techniques and use BackHab II Progressions. It is all vertical work with some ambulation. Research and anecdotal information has shown balance improvements in MS, CVA, PD, P/S, injuries and pain patients when using these techniques. 



1) Experience selected BackHab, Ai Chi and Ai Chi Ne postures that are excellent for balance and pain issues.

2) Integrate pain and balance techniques into one session to improve outcomes.

3) Feel the balance difficulties when using selected progressions from the BackHab II program.

4) Review the evidence-based link between pain and balance.


FACULTY: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC, founder/president of ATRI, is an internationally known speaker, author and consultant. She is the founder of six different businesses including the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, the Aquatic Exercise Association, Living Right Magazine, America’s Certification Trainers, Armchair Aerobics Inc., and the Fitness Firm. A leader in the health and wellness industry, she also draws on her vast experience as an entrepreneur to teach others what it takes to assume the risk of business and enterprise. Ruth is the author of numerous articles and 15 books on her specialties of wellness and business. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sevier-McCahill Disability International Foundation Award; and the John Williams, Jr. International Swimming Hall of Fame Adapted Aquatics Award. Known for her high energy and practical teaching approaches, Ruth has brought thousands of people over the years to understand the benefits of water exercise.