2228 – Sensory Processing

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Boston, MA / Sunday, March 22, 2020 – 8:00-11:30 am – 3.5 credit hours

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


Faculty: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC



This course is designed to provide aquatic therapy techniques for individuals with a neurological condition. Learn aquatic interventions that assist clients with body awareness, co-ordination and timing of active movement. These techniques are indicated for motor learning development and neuromuscular re-education. Practitioners will learn to use a variety of sensory integration techniques in a hydrodynamic environment to elicit a sense of orientation, balance, and control for the client.



1)  Explore proprioceptive, exteroceptive and vestibular techniques to implement in aquatic therapy programs.

2)  Examine how interoception plays a key role in socio-emotional awareness and the effect on movement perception.

3)  Determine aquatic therapy cuing techniques to assist clients with posture and ambulation.

4)  Utilize hydrodynamic principles in treatment plans for neurological conditions.

5)  Gain sensory specific aquatic applications.

6)  Determine how and when to use verbal, tactile and auditory cuing in aquatics to promote postural awareness and motor response.


FACULTY: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC, is the founder/owner of Therapeutic Aquatics, Inc. and 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.