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2348 – How to Fall Safely

Intermediate / Half-Day Course
Washington, DC / Friday, February 18, 2022 – 12:30-4:00 pm – 3.5 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 12:30-1:30 pm / Classroom: 1:30-4:00 pm)

Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC


Have clients fall in the pool. Analyze it and teach them effective compensatory skills for falling. Give them exercises they can do on their own to maintain strong fall-response skills. The pool is a safe place to practice falling. We’ll review each person’s fall (and video of others) to see what compensation strategies are used to stay upright. Then we’ll find fall techniques and fall exercises that can be used in the pool that transfer to land. Finally, we’ll learn to get up from the floor.

1) Review common compensatory skills for different populations.
2) Explore ways to change non-effective to effective response.
3) Experience falling, fall exercises and fall techniques.
4) Apply to ADLs.

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.