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3325 – Tendon Therapy

Advanced / Half-Day Workshop
Allentown, PA / Sunday, October 3, 2021 – 8:00-11:30 am – 3.5 credit hours
(Classroom: 8:00-9:45 am / Indoor Pool: 9:45-11:30 am)

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Rehabilitation and recovery of tendon pathology requires a targeted exercise focus that is different from other joint and muscle structures. This course will review the current research on tendon recovery and rehabilitation strategies with the focus on application to the aquatic environment. Specific diagnoses including, Achilles, patellar, glut Medius tendinopathy along with ACL repair will be highlighted and used as case examples for aquatic exercise progressions.

1) Describe current clinical practice guideline treatment recommendations for Achilles and patellar tendonitis and ACL reconstruction.
2) Apply those recommendations to the aquatic environment and exercise.
3) Progress a client with lower extremity tendinopathy or repair through stages of recovery maximizing the aquatic interventions.

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.