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2230 – Balance Using Integrative Techniques

Intermediate / Half-Day Course
Live via Zoom / Sunday, September 27, 2020 – 8:00-11:30 am Pacific Daylight Time
3.5 credit hours
(Lecture with potential Pool Demo or Video)

Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: We need a plethora of balance exercises and techniques to choose from along with a good mix of perturbations. Interventions that target the source of balance-related problems and repeatedly expose a client to changing task demands and environmental constraints are particularly effective in addressing balance deficits. We can integrate eye/head movements, extremity movements, along with wrist/hand and foot/ankle involvement. There’s no single exercise or technique that works for everyone. Let’s mix it up!

1) Examine evidence-based balance concepts.
2) Apply balance concepts to static and dynamic balance.
3) Experience progressive perturbations within each exercise.
4) Experience stability/instability with feet/ankles, hands/wrist and eyes/head.
5) Experiment with compensatory patterns frequently used.

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.