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1221 – Strategies for Vibration/Shaking

Beginner / Half-Day Workshop
Morgantown, WV / Saturday, August 21, 2021 – 1:00-5:00:00 pm – 4.0 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 1:00-3:00 pm / Classroom: 3:00-5:00 pm)

Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Unplanned or disorganized movement may be an issue but it may also be a benefit for some clients. I’ve always had my clients work from the inside-out and move with intentional sequences.  Recently I noticed that moving ‘Willy Nilly’ created some benefits. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return to a state of balance. This therapeutic tremoring helps the body release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma. The water is safe and modulates the movement to keep it safer; it is a warm and protective environment, and, while the buoyancy of the water protects these movements from too much torque or grinding, the resistance of the water assists with the movements. These exercises attempt to activate a natural reflex mechanism of moving that releases muscular tension and calms the nervous and reticular systems.

1) Review the research on unplanned movement with stress and PTSD.
2) Experience exercises aimed at back, hip and shoulder pain.
3) Consider evidence regarding therapeutic tremoring and restless leg syndrome, gut issues, strength and balance gains.
4) Review the concept of energy immune system repair and tremoring.

FACULTY: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC, president of the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, served on the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, received the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Award, the IDEA Outstanding Business Award, the first Presidential Sports Award in aquatic exercise, and AEA’s Contribution to the Industry Award. She has authored eighteen books and over 50 DVDs and CDs. She is known for her work in aquatic fitness, aquatic therapy, BackHab, Ai Chi and creating connections with other aquatic, health and therapy organizations.