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1201 – Arthritis and Aquatic Therapy

Beginner / Half-Day Course
Green Bay, WI / Sunday, February 27, 2022 – 12:00-3:30 pm – 3.5 credit hours
(Classroom: 12:00-1:45 pm / Indoor Pool: 1:45-3:30 pm)

Faculty: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Discover creative and fun techniques to benefit clients with arthritis. Integrate aquatic techniques to relieve chronic pain associated with various forms of arthritis and the aging population.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1) Define aging adults and the musculoskeletal system.
2) Determine how aquatic exercise benefits the aging population and those with auto- immune issues.
3) Integrate techniques to assist with fall prevention.
4) Apply techniques for special populations including those with arthritis (osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and fibromyalgia).

FACULTY: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC, has dedicated her life to aquatics for more than 25 years, and currently works with aging adults and persons with disabilities. She was an Arthritis Foundation Trainer for over 20 years, a consultant at Ability360, and an AquaStretch™ Facilitator/Trainer. She was the recipient of the 2016 ATRI Aquatic Therapy Professional Award, the 2012 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award, and the 2013 Arthritis Foundation Regional Public Service Award-University of Pittsburgh Community Service Award. She continues her studies in Energy Medicine, and is a Reiki Master/Trainer. Beyond her active practice, she offers intuitive guidance and wellness coaching.