2315 – Vertical and Seated Hip and Back Protocols

Intermediate / 3-hour Workshop


Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC



Clients sometimes rely on you to achieve their pain-free time. This session will give you therapeutic exercises clients can do on their own during your sessions with them, or independently as homework or after they’ve been released from therapy. We’ll review six basic soft tissue hip and back issues, experiment in the pool, and go over the handout and supplementary materials. 



1) Assess client on several issues vital to effective and safe movement.

2) Review common issues that clients with hip or back pain, surgery or injury experience.

3) Experiment with Feldenkrais®, the breath, Ai Chi postures, BackHab strides and seated Pilates, PNF, UCT and Burdenko exercises to achieve repatterning in a safe way.


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.