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2652 – Spiraling Ai Chi

Intermediate / Half-Day Course
Washington, DC / Sunday, February 20, 2022 – 8:00-11:00 am – 3.0 credit hours
(Classroom: 8:00-9:30 am / Indoor Pool: 9:30-11:00 am)

Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Spiraling! It is thought that the education and reinforcement of repeated spiral/diagonal patterns increases coordination while promoting joint stability and neuromuscular control. It should be incorporated during functional training in order to effectively influence improved motor programming. We’ll review all the Ai Chi postures with the application of spiral movements. Spiraling uses a ‘working from the outside-in’ concept. By stimulating the distal segments, the proprioceptors in the more proximal segments became stimulated. One purpose of Spiraling Ai Chi is to enhance and create movement in areas where the neuromuscular system has been compromised. Overall, Spiraling Ai Chi is designed to be multi-planar, multi-positional, movement-focused with variable speeds and a large freedom of movement.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1) Create movement in body segments that are compromised.
2) Experience the benefits of spiraling for fall recovery
3) Review evidence regarding spiraling and movement dysfunction, falling, and pain amelioration.
4) Discuss the shoulder and hip movement created by the hand and foot.
5) Apply specific postures and concepts to ortho, neuro and pain patients.

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.