3607 – Ai Chi ROM

Advanced / Pool Workshop


Washington, DC / Friday, February 22, 2019 – 1:30-4:30 pm - 3.0 credit hours

(Pool: 1:30-3:00 pm / Classroom: 3:00-4:30 pm)


Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 27, 2019 – 1:30-5:00 pm - 3.5 credit hours

(Pool: 1:30-3:15 pm / Classroom: 3:15-5:00 pm)


Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Research shows that Ai Chi is excellent at many things, including mobilizing tissue. Ai Chi ROM will focus on reducing stiffness of connective tissue in and around muscles. It’s simple and effective to focus on improving ROM. Slow movements in warm water, while maintaining alignment, require approximately 25% of the muscular force of identical land-based activity. This can offset tightness, contractures and spasticity. Come and try it!



1)  Practice turning and reaching skills in the Ai Chi Practice.

2)  Focus on decreasing tone with Ai Chi Postures.

3)  Employ a variety of focal points to assist in specific function.

4)  Feel various shoulder positioning for pain and ROM issues.

5)  Explore evidence.


FACULTY: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC, an internationally known speaker, author and consultant, 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 on the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and is the author of numerous articles and eleven 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.