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2212 – Balance Exercises and Progressions in Preparation for Function

Intermediate / Half-Day Course
Seattle, WA / Sunday, February 6, 2022 – 8:00-11:30 am – 3.5 credit hours
(Classroom: 8:00-9:45 am / Indoor Pool: 9:45-11:30 am)

Green Bay, WI / Sunday, February 27, 2022 – 8:00-11:30 am – 3.5 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 8:00-9:45 am / Classroom: 9:45-11:30 am)

Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Sometimes we have to regress before progressing. We’ll use Seated Balance from static to multi-planer dynamic balance and then Static Standing Balance and Dynamic Balance. We will sit on floatation devices with feet touching the pool bottom and then NOT touching the pool bottom. Various perturbations will be used to give you a wide range of options for each of your clients. We’ll also go through a complete Vertical Trunk Control – from simply standing, then adding eye and head movement, UE perturbation progressions, weight shifting, bending and turning skills, LE action including touching, lunging and trunk glide. This will be evidence based AND fun – as well as eye-opening. Come and play!

1) Examine evidence-based balance concepts.
2) Apply balance concepts to static standing balance.
3) Experience progressive perturbations within each stance.
4) Experience instability with feet on the pool bottom.
5) Experiment with compensatory patterns used during seated balance.
6) Feel stability and mobility offered with feet not touching pool bottom.

FACULTY: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC, Director of Education of ATRI and an internationally recognized leader in the Aquatic Therapy industry, Ruth, is dedicated to the growth and betterment of the industry through her development efforts. She has founded six successful businesses and holds numerous awards and honors. She educates and energizes audiences with her presentations on personal growth, entrepreneurship, aquatic therapy-fitness, and business development. Sova founded the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute, Inc. (ATRI) a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the professional development of health care professionals involved with aquatic therapy. She is founder of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA). Ruth has authored over 170 articles, 18 books, and has produced over 50 DVDs and CDs.