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2347 – Functionally Based Outcomes

Intermediate / Half-Day Course
Washington, DC / Friday, February 18, 2022 – 1:30-5:00 pm / 3.5 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 1:30-3:15 pm / Classroom: 3:15-5:00 pm) 

Faculty: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In rehabilitation, the main goal is to return to or maintain function. There are seven foundational movements found in function. All are essential to restore and enhance movement, improve daily activities, develop sport performance, and expand well-being. Pull, Push, Squat, Lunge, Hinge, Twist and Walk are the basics. From these seven, other exercises become a variation. Performing these movements recruits multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Implementing all these movements into a program ensures you are engaging all major muscle groups for your client with the goal of improving functional outcomes. Lecture will present the current research and clinical pearls to maximize your aquatic therapy exercise. Lab portion will allow participants to apply and cue aquatic exercise progressions addressing each of the seven foundational movements.

1) List muscles, motions and joints involved in the seven foundational movements found in function.
2) Identify the primary need (mobility vs stability) in the main joints of the body during functional movements.
3) Incorporate, cue and progress the seven foundational, functional movements into an aquatic rehabilitation and exercise program for individuals of all levels.

FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC, is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and aquatic therapy, and owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego ( In 1991, Beth earned her PT degree from the University of Connecticut and in 2006, earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University. She has achieved certification and re-certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. As a Certified STOTT PilatesTM Instructor, Beth incorporates the use of Pilates basic principles into her exercise programs. In 2010, Beth was honored with the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute’s Tsunami Spirit Award and in 2012, she was named the Aquatic Therapy Professional of the Year. In 2015, the Aquatic Section of the APTA presented Beth with the Judy Cirullo Award in recognition of her promotion of aquatic therapy. Additional aquatic therapy certifications include Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method and Trainer for AquaStretchTM.