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3305 – Low Back Masterclass

Advanced / Half-Day Workshop
Sanibel, FL / Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – 1:30-4:45 pm – 3.0 credit hours
(Classroom: 1:30-3:00 pm / Pool: 3:15-4:45 pm)

Faculty: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This advanced class will present aquatic, integrated functional exercise programing with focus on multiple plane stability and progressing higher load tolerance so the client can reach prior level of function and activity on land. Assessment is linked to specificity to allow therapist to choose exercises most effective in addressing individual client needs. Research combined with practical application will provide the aquatic therapist tools to maximize the client’s plan of care. Because this is an advanced class, basic pathology and early intervention exercises are not discussed.

1) Design, progress and cue an aquatic exercise program to increase spine stabilization in all three planes.
2) Choose most effective aquatic exercise to address client’s specific impairments.
3) Select equipment to maximize the benefit for buoyancy and drag force.

FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (, she continues with hands-on clinical care in addition to her role as educator. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Additional certifications include Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.

Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals, she is an adjunct faculty in the San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses. She also provides the learning module/instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. She is the recipient of the 2010 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award and the 2012 ATRI Professional Award.