2322 – Facilitating Ideal Movement for Multiple Populations

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Omaha, NE / Sunday, March 10, 2019– 8:00 am-3:30 pm – 7.0 credit hours

Classroom: 8:00-9:45 am

Indoor Pool: 9:45-11:30 am

Lunch on own: 11:30 am-12:00 pm

Classroom: 12:00-1:45 pm

Indoor Pool: 1:45-3:30 pm


Faculty: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC



Promoting ideal movement in our clients requires more than just a list of exercises and some pool equipment. The unique properties of water often assist the muscles and reduce pain allowing the client to move with less effort. The aquatic environment does alter sensory input and changes how the body must maintain postural control, creating challenges to quality of movement. This course will provide clinical tools and ideas to enhance desired movement patterns in the water for a variety of patient populations. Discussion of the application and modifications of various techniques for different populations will assist the therapist in clinical application and decision-making process. Various cues and progressions for functional activities will be presented with the science behind why these techniques work and are recommended. The pool lab will focus on use of equipment and hands-on techniques for movement correction.



1)  List at least four different ways to cue exercise to improve motor performance.

2)  Apply manual cues and feedback to facilitate desired muscle activation and movement patterns in the aquatic environment.

3)  Integrate internal and external cues to improve outcomes.

4)  Utilize equipment to support or challenge ideal movement with a variety of patient populations.

5)  Describe and apply progression of therapeutic activities to improve movement.


FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (www.waterpt.com), she continues with hands-on clinical care in addition to her role as educator. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Additional certifications include Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.


Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals, she is an adjunct faculty in the San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses. She also provides the learning module/instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. She is the recipient of the 2010 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award and the 2012 ATRI Professional Award.