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2325 – Knees and Feet

Intermediate / Half-Day Workshop
Sanibel, FL / Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – 7:45-11:15 am – 3.0 credit hours
(Pool: 7:45-9:15 am / Classroom: 9:45-11:15 am)

Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 3, 2021 – 7:30-11:00 am – 3.0 credit hours (repeat)
(Pool: 7:30-9:00 am / Classroom: 9:30-11:00 am)

Faculty: Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC – Knees
Christa Fairbrother, MA, ATRIC – Feet

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide evidence-based research for evaluation and treatment of individuals following surgical and non-surgical orthopedic procedures along the spectrum of care including: ACL repair, meniscus repair, platelet rich plasma injections and joint replacement.

1) Identify prevalence of orthopedic knee injuries in various populations.
2) Discuss various types of knee orthopedic procedures and subsequent rehab protocols.
3) Determine use of aquatic exercise during rehab after knee orthopedic procedures.
4) Provide case studies of patients who underwent knee procedures where aquatic exercise was incorporated into rehab.

FACULTY: Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC, is a full-time physical therapist, specializing in aquatic-based rehab at YMCA Healthy Living Center in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. She works with a variety of patient populations including cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, neurological, general debility, sports medicine and chronic pain diagnoses. Mary is also a certified clinical instructor and has participated in Diabetes Education programming. She has completed the ATRI Lumbar Stabilization and AquaStretch Specialty Certificate Programs.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: As a professional farrier, Christa used the 18th century adage, “no hoof, no horse”, all the time. Now as an aquatics professional, she uses the commonalities in perspective to help people improve their balance, move more ergonomically and stay out of pain. This workshop will transform your relationship with your clients’ feet.

As aquatic professionals, we see people who can’t balance on their own two feet, have abnormal gait patterns, and deal with foot problems like arthritis and neuropathy regularly. Yet, rarely do we get training or tools to help in this vital base of anatomy and locomotion. This course will cover anatomy, biomechanics, and pathophysiology basics. Then incorporate this theory into practical exercises, mindful inquiry, and effective cueing skills in the pool.

1) Understand basic anatomy of the feet and ankles.
2) Explain normal gait and load patterns on land and how those are altered in an aquatic environment.
3) Review basic feet pathophysiologies and safety in an aquatic environment.
4) Determine foot exercises to be applied in different aquatic formats.
5) Practice proprioception techniques that can be applied in a variety of aquatic formats.
6) Discuss effective cueing and language for aquatic professionals applying these tools.

FACULTY: Christa Fairbrother, MA, ATRIC, teaches yoga professionally. She uses her own experience in dealing with arthritis to help others use the tools of yoga to manage their health. Her focus is aqua yoga because it’s kind to people’s joints and is so accessible. It allows people who can no longer practice on land to continue yoga in the water.