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3308 – Mobility, Stability, Recovery

Advanced / Half-Day Workshop
Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 3, 2021 – 1:00-3:45 pm – 2.5 credit hours
(Classroom: 1:00-2:15 pm / Pool: 2:30-3:45 pm)

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Functional and sports performance optimization requires a balance of mobility and stability throughout the body. Physiological recovery from an intense workout, rehabilitation session or competition is vital for progression of a program to meet desired outcomes. This course will present current research justifying the use of the aquatic environment for training and recovery. The pool lab will present integrative exercises to develop postural stability throughout the kinetic chain without compromising mobility and include recovery activities to help clients heal from injury or surgery, minimize soreness, and function at the highest level possible.

1) Clinically justify the use of the aquatic environment for recovery activities post-intense exercise session or competition.
2) Apply, progress and cue aquatic integrative whole body exercise for kinetic chain stability throughout the range of motion.
3) Recommend at least three aquatic recovery techniques to promote blood flow, reduce metabolic waste and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness.

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.