Beginner / Half-Day Course
Washington, DC / Friday, February 18, 2022 – 1:30-5:00 pm / 3.5 credit hours
(Classroom: 1:30-3:15 pm / Indoor Pool: 3:15-5:00 pm)
Faculty: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC
COURSE DESCRIPTION:This workshop will focus on the Unpredictable Command Technique and integrate techniques from the Mini-Mental State Exam. Learn to increase clients’ proprioception, balance, and reaction time to decrease falls. Retrain our thought processes to do tasks that we do not normally do in our regular activities, ultimately building positive neuroplasticity. Teach the mind and body to work together in case of an emergency.
1) Implement the Unpredictable Command Technique into water aerobics and water walking.
2) Implement techniques from the Mini-Mental State Exam to assist in memory loss, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
3) Retrain thought processes to build positive neuroplasticity.
4) Discover how to quickly activate the parasympathetic nervous system to integrate a mind/body approach to UCT.
5) Implement fall prevention procedures into the UCT program.
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.