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AquaStretch Education

ATRI Online Ed Information

(SPECIFIC COURSE LISTINGS BELOW)

Fees:

$59 – 1-hour course

$84 – 1.5-hour course

$109 – 2-hour course

$159 – 3-hour course

$199 – 4-hour course

$275 – 6-hour course

$325 - 7-hour course

$375 – 8-hour course

$695 – Specialty Certificate Program (for Course Numbers 1611, 2237, 2318, 2319, 2804 only)

Cancellation:

Once you have accessed the online course there is no refund available. If you cancel in writing within 3 months of purchase and have not accessed the course there is a 75% refund. This cancellation policy applies for all ATRI Online Education. Any cancellation policy you may see in the online registration process does not apply to ATRI Online Education.

Preparation

No preparation is required for the courses. You may take time to review or ‘fast forward’ during the course.

How it works:

After you click below to register and pay for a course:

Your information will be sent to Linda Scott, who will register you on the Online Ed website and e-mail you your username, password and the link for your course. Linda’s e-mail is Lscott255@yahoo.com

  

After you begin taking the course:

You will be able to download and print the course handouts and materials as well as watch the course on your computer.

ATRI faculty members are often available for email questions after the course is completed. You will find their contact information in the course proceedings.

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AquaStretch Course Information

1621 – Introduction to AquaStretch™ Technique

Beginner / 8-hour Workshop

 

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

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

AquaStretch™ (AS) is considered a breakthrough in aquatic therapy and pain management. AS helps to quickly restore flexibility lost due to accidents or surgeries; significantly and immediately reduces chronic pain or pain with movement; creates profound relaxation that helps to improve function, quality of life, and sleep and therefore overall ability to heal. This course presents the foundations and applications of AquaStretch™.  AS is a new form of facilitated aquatic exercise that has been successful in treating various patient populations, including people with chronic pain, joint replacements, wellness participants, and elite athletes.  AquaStretch™ theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions utilizing a combination of the facilitator / therapist’s manual pressure and the client / patient’s active movement.  AquaStretch™ method can be utilized in a wellness program or specifically applied as a skilled aquatic manual therapy technique.

 

This one-day introductory AS course will cover the basic wellness applications.  Topics include starting positions and grips for several AS techniques within the wellness program paradigm. Participants will practice AS procedures, including:

  • Understanding AS theory
  • Dialogue with patients regarding pain
  • Grips and holds for several body regions
  • How to safely apply stretch resistance using 5-15 pound weights on lower extremities
  • Explaining and facilitating intuitive movement

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1)   Explain basic AquaStretch™ theories including, restoration of movement, stretch resistance, fascial adhesions and intuitive movement.

2)   Safely perform 3-4 basic starting positions and grips within the AquaStretch™ wellness program.

3)   Effectively cue and perform basic AquaStretch™ procedure.

4)   Discuss appropriate water depth and equipment usage including safe application and removal of weights.

1622 – AquaStretch™ Essentials and Review

Beginner / 8-hour Workshop

 

Faculty: Donna Adler, BA, ATRIC / Terri Mitchell, BA, PTA, ATRIC

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course presents the essentials and review of applications of AquaStretch™, a form of individual and facilitated aquatic exercise that has been successful in treating various patient populations including those suffering from chronic pain to elite athletes. For those who are taking this as a review, the AquaStretch™ facilitator’s treatment effectiveness will be enhanced. This course is also ideal for those new to the AquaStretch™ technique. AquaStretch™ theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions utilizing a combination of the facilitator/therapist’s manual pressure and the client/ patient’s active movement. The AquaStretch™ method can be utilized as a wellness program or specifically applied as a skilled aquatic therapy technique.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the basic AquaStretch™ theories including, restoration of movement, stretch resistance, fascial adhesions, and intuitive movement.
  • Safely progress a client through eight basic starting positions and grips within the AquaStretch™ wellness program.
  • Effectively cue and perform the basic AquaStretch™ procedure, including continuation of vector.
  • Determine appropriate water depth and equipment usage including safe application and removal of weights.
  • Describe appropriate level of documentation for various aquatic therapy settings.
  • Describe the benefits of the AquaStretch™ techniques for various patient populations.

 

2617 – Intermediate AquaStretch™ for the Spine

Intermediate / 8-hour Workshop

 

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

 

Participants must have completed AquaStretchTM Basics or the AquaStretchTM Specialty Certificate Program.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

AquaStretch™ helps to restore flexibility, reduce pain and improve sleep. AquaStretch™ theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions utilizing a combination of the facilitator/ therapist’s manual pressure and the client/ patient’s intuitive movement. AquaStretch™ methodology can be utilized within a wellness program or by therapists as an aquatic manual therapy technique. This is a one-on-one manual technique and not intended for group classes.

This course builds on the foundations and presents applications of AquaStretch™ techniques related to the spine. This course will cover the starting positions and grips for several AquaStretch™ techniques that influence the spine. Fascial connections of the spine are discussed and  related to specific AquaStretch™ procedures. The participants will practice AquaStretch™ procedures, including:

  • Applying AquaStretch™ theory and techniques for a variety of spine diagnoses
  • Dialogue with patients/clients regarding pain and expectations
  • Grips and holds for specific starting positions related to the spine
  • Explaining and facilitating intuitive movement to maximize AquaStretch™ session
  • Key follow-up exercise to maintain benefits from AquaStretch™ session

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1)  Relate AquaStretch™ theories to the spine.

2)  Examine fascial connections influencing the spine.

3)  Safely perform 3-4 basic starting positions and grips related to the spine.

4)  Effectively cue and perform the basic AquaStretch™ procedure for the spine.

5)  Determine appropriate water depth and equipment usage to maximize AquaStretch™ session.

6)  Integrate AquaStretch™ technique into comprehensive spine rehabilitation program.

2626 - AquaStretch Certificate - NEW!

Intermediate / 7.0 credit hours

Classroom Viewing Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Pool Viewing Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Pool Viewing Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Classroom Viewing Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Faculty: Connie Jasinskas, MSc

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

AquaStretch™ is considered a breakthrough in pain management and aquatic therapy. It helps to quickly restore flexibility lost due to accidents or surgeries; significantly and immediately reduces chronic pain or pain with movement; creates profound relaxation that helps to improve function, quality of life, and sleep and therefore, the overall ability to heal. Integrative exercise programs will be presented through case studies on how to maximize the benefits of the AquaStretch™ technique. The participant will be presented with the tools to apply appropriate documentation and application of this modality in their particular aquatic therapy setting. 

This course presents the foundations and applications of AquaStretch™, a new form of individual and facilitated aquatic exercise that has been successful in treating various patient populations including those suffering from chronic pain to elite athletes. AquaStretch™ theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions utilizing a combination of the facilitator/therapist’s manual pressure and the client/ patient’s active movement.  AquaStretch™ method can be utilized as a wellness program or specifically applied as a skilled aquatic therapy technique.

This certificate course will cover the basic wellness applications and progressions of AquaStretch™ techniques. Topics include starting positions and grips, how to safely apply stretch resistance using 5-15 pound weights to the body in 3-5 foot depth water and understanding intuitive movement.

This is a manual, one-on-one technique not intended for group classes.  Skills check and verbal exam will be given as part of the certificate course. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

1) Explain the basic AquaStretch™ theories including, restoration of movement, stretch resistance, fascial adhesions and intuitive movement.

2) Safely progress a client through the eleven basic starting positions and grips within the AquaStretch™ wellness program.

3) Effectively cue and perform the basic AquaStretch™ procedure.

4) Determine appropriate water depth and equipment usage including safe application and removal of weights.

5) Describe appropriate level of documentation for various aquatic therapy settings.

6) Describe the benefits of the AquaStretch™ techniques for various patient populations.

FACULTY: Connie Jasinskas, MSc, has been bringing passion and humor to her work as an international author and educator since 1984. AquaStretch™ Foundations and AquaStretch™ Certificate Course co-author, Connie specializes in AquaStretch™ and aquatic rehab for chronic pain, breast cancer, musculoskeletal and systemic health issues. Visit her websites to learn more: www.AquaStretchCanada.com and www.FortheLoveofFit.com.

 

2628 – Intermediate AquaStretch™ Pro for the Hip

Intermediate / 2-hour Workshop

 

Faculty: Laurie Denomme, B.Kinesiology

 

Prerequisite: Participants must have completed Introduction to AquaStretchTM or AquaStretchTM Basics or the AquaStretchTM Specialty Certificate Program.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: You’ve learned the AquaStretch™ technique – now it’s time to become a pro. This workshop teaches and applies knowledge of anatomy in motion to the AquaStretch™ procedure, One Leg Standing. Develop an understanding of what ranges of motion should be available at the hip, enhancing your ability to seek out and identify probable areas of tightness, pain or restriction. Learn why limited mobility and stability of these muscles can be the source of lower back pain, sciatica, headaches and more. Apply the principles of movement to restore optimal function to the hip flexors, adductors, abductors, rotators and hamstrings. Incorporate exercises to enhance stability in the newly acquired range of motion, facilitating maximized client results.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1)  Describe why 3-dimensional movement is an essential component of any prevention, performance or rehabilitation program.

2)  Identify motion at the hip necessary for functional movement.

3)  Identify common deficits in hip range of motion and how that can lead to dysfunction.

4)  Apply understanding of functional anatomy to restore optimal function to the hip flexors, adductors, abductors, rotators and hamstrings.

5)  Select appropriate exercises to be done in a gravitational environment to improve stability in newly acquired range of motion.

2630 – AquaStretch™ in the Home Exercise and Group Setting

Intermediate / 3-hour Workshop

 

Faculty: Donna Adler, BA, ATRIC

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this interactive course, learn to use the basic AquaStretch™ techniques and take them to the home exercise and group setting. No previous AquaStretch™ experience is necessary. This workshop is also ideal for the seasoned AS Facilitator, or therapists looking for cutting edge aquatic dynamic stretching techniques that clients/patients can utilize in a home exercise program. The seasoned AquaStretch™ Facilitator will be able to improve client/patient outcomes by implementing this program. Walk away with an understanding how these simple techniques can achieve quick releases in chronic pain.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1)  Review the basic AquaStretch™ technique.

2)  Implement the Basic Procedure (Play/Freeze/Pressure/Move).

3)  Implement the Dynamic Stretch Procedure (Play/Freeze/Stretch/Move).

4)  Integrate Oscillation and Contract-Relax into your program.

5)  Describe fascia and how it affects movement.

6)  Explore aquatic dynamic stretching techniques that can be modified for the group exerciser for the lower extremity and upper extremity. (One Leg Stand/Arthritis of the Thumb/Neck Stretch/IT Band/Great Toe Release/Shoulder).

7)  Develop a home exercise program to improve AquaStretch™ outcomes.

2633 – Intermediate AquaStretch™ for Lower Extremity

Intermediate / 2-hour Workshop

 

Faculty: Donna Lewen, BA, ATRIC

 

Prerequisite: Participants must have completed Introduction to AquaStretchTM or AquaStretchTM Basics or the AquaStretchTM Specialty Certificate Program.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course includes techniques that can be sequenced into your AquaStretch™ Treatment Plan.  AquaStretch™ Sequencing will explore the use of contract-relax, intuitive movement, accentuation and intentional movement for the lower extremity. Discussion on the myofascial meridians and how they relate to sequencing will be learned. The AS Sequencing technique will assist therapists limited in time available to see patients/clients. This Lower Extremity workshop is ideal for those with limited foot, ankle, lower extremity ROM as well as referred pain from the upper extremity. AquaStretch™ techniques are holistically based and clinically effective; treatment is hands-on and can be implemented as part of any health and wellness program.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1)  Explore basic AquaStretch™ lower extremity procedures.

2)  Apply a combination of contract-relax, intuitive movement, accentuation and intentional movement to optimize AquaStretch™ treatments.

3)  Explore basic AquaStretch™ procedures with variations in Foot/Ankle/Toe Grips/IT Pump and One Leg Stand.

4)  Demonstrate benefits for neuropathy, chronic ankle discomfort and lack of ROM.

5)  Sequence Contract/Relax for IT Pump and OLS.

6)  Examine Trigger Points.

7)  Comparisons will be made regarding the link in the Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity as it relates to myofascial release.

2637 – AquaStretch™ Self-Release Techniques

Intermediate / 3-hour Workshop

 

Faculty: Connie Jasinskas, MSc

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: AquaStretch™(A/S) is a popular method of manual therapy for the pool. Typically, A/S is done one-on-one: facilitator to client. This session will offer methods to instruct clients to self-administer AquaStretch™(A/S) Procedures and Technique. Self-A/S can improve clients’ ability to problem-solve soft-tissue pain independently. The result is decreased pain between visits, client empowerment, increased body-awareness, and improved client self-responsibility. People experiencing neuropathic pain have been shown to have a better response to A/S when it is self-administered. Self-A/S procedures for the extremities, core, and neck will be taught and practiced. A number of self-A/S procedures are effectively done on land as well as in the pool.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Practice strategies to instruct clients to self-administer AquaStretch™(A/S) Procedures and Technique (play – freeze – pressure – move).
  • List teaching strategies to help clients down-regulate the autonomic nervous system before, during and after A/S.
  • Practice self-A/S procedures for the lower extremities, upper extremities, core and neck.
  • Review recommendations for client use of equipment during self-A/S.
  • List recommendations for patient use of self-directed soft-tissue release techniques in the pool and at home.