2218 – Pediatric Mobility

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Tucson, AZ / Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 12:00-3:30 pm – 3.5 credit hours

(Classroom: 12:00-1:45 pm / Indoor Pool: 1:45-3:30 pm)


Faculty: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC



This course will teach the aquatic practitioner techniques and programs to assist children with mobility challenges in order to maximize abilities in the least restrictive way possible for the individual. It is a hands-on course using tactile, auditory and visual cues in engaging aquatic activities to promote active motor learning and movement.



1)  Examine pediatric aquatic handling skills for safety, motor learning and accessibility.

2)  Utilize aquatic techniques to address muscle tone for functional movement.

3)  Explore how and when to use verbal, tactile, and auditory cuing in aquatics to assist the child with postural awareness, ambulation and motor response.

4)  Practice aquatic interventions that assist clients/children with body awareness, coordination and timing of active movement.

5)  Feel sensory integration techniques in a hydrodynamic environment that can elicit a sense of orientation, balance and control for the client/child.

6)  Determine how the aquatic environment can aid in the integration of developmental reflexes and acquired movement.

7)  Identify health conditions where precautions or special considerations should be taken for pediatric aquatic therapy.


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.