2609 – BackHab for Balance and Core

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Tucson, AZ / Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 8:00 am-12:00 pm – 4.0 credit hours

(Pool: 8:00-10:00 am / Classroom: 10:00 am-12:00 pm)


Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This program focuses on relearning functional movement patterns with carryover to land balance during activities of daily living. Progressions are included to further challenge qualities such as balance, coordination, endurance, trunk stability and gait. We will progress from basic vertical trunk control with upper extremity movements to vertical trunk control during ADLs.



1)  Compare goals for each exercise.

2)  Analyze and practice moving proximal to distal.

3)  Experience continuous, graded resistance.

4)  Assess client with evidence-based exercise matching.

5)  Evaluate balance challenges.


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.