Intermediate / Pool Workshop
Morgantown, WV / Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 8:00 am-12:00 pm – 4.0 credit hours
(Classroom: 8:00-10:00 am / Indoor Pool: 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
Faculty: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC
This course will discuss aquatic therapy treatment techniques for neurological conditions. The pool lab will provide hands-on training for joint and postural stabilization, strengthening and functional activities. The aquatic practitioner will develop critical thinking skills for when and how to increase ROM and muscular endurance using aquatic mobilizations, PNF (neuromuscular retraining techniques) and exercises in the pool.
1) Utilize aquatic mobilizations, PNF techniques, and exercises in the pool for major muscle groups to improve joint and postural stabilization, strength, ROM, balance, and co-ordination.
2) Demonstrate use of sensory-motor cues with an isometric, isotonic and isokinetic contraction.
3) Practice basic skills, modifications, cueing techniques and progressions for implementing aquatic exercises with neurologic impairments.
4) Examine advanced handholds and sensory-motor cues to emphasize stability throughout specific active treatment patterns and be able to modify handholds/contact to recruit muscle firing in weakened muscles.
5) Explore neuromuscular sequencing strategies for balance shifting, gait retraining, coordination, ROM, sensory processing, neuromuscular re-education and pain management.
FACULTY: Julia Meno, CTRS, CMT, ATRIC, is the founder/owner of Therapeutic Aquatics, Inc. and provides individual Myofascial Aquatic Body Work, AquaStretch™ and adaptive aquatic classes. She is the author and publisher of The Bad Ragaz Ring Method Visual Instructional Manual and Video; and co-producer of the PNF in The Pool and Myofascial Aquatic Body Work DVDs. She received the 2014 Aquatic Therapy Professional Award and the 2002 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award.