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2212 – Balance in Preparation for Function

Intermediate / Half-Day Course
Live via Zoom / Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 8:00 am-12:00 pm – 4.0 credit hours
(Lecture with potential Pool Demo or Video)

Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Sometimes we have to regress before progressing. We’ll use Seated Balance from static to multi-planer dynamic balance and then Static Standing Balance and Dynamic Balance. We will sit on floatation devices with feet touching the pool bottom and then NOT touching the pool bottom. Various perturbations will be used to give you a wide range of options for each of your clients. We’ll also go through a complete Vertical Trunk Control – from simply standing, then adding eye and head movement, UE perturbation progressions, weight shifting, bending and turning skills, LE action including touching, lunging and trunk glide. This will be evidence based AND fun – as well as eye-opening. Come and play!

1)  Examine evidence-based balance concepts.
2)  Apply balance concepts to static standing balance.
3)  Experience progressive perturbations within each stance.
4)  Experience instability with feet on the pool bottom.
5)  Experiment with compensatory patterns used during seated balance.
6)  Feel stability and mobility offered with feet not touching pool bottom.

FACULTY: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC, president of the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, served on the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, received the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Award, the IDEA Outstanding Business Award, the first Presidential Sports Award in aquatic exercise, and AEA’s Contribution to the Industry Award. She has authored eighteen books and over 50 DVDs and CDs. She is known for her work in aquatic fitness, aquatic therapy, BackHab, Ai Chi and creating connections with other aquatic, health and therapy organizations.