H2O Rehabilitation Instructor Certification for General Populations


SKU: CTW004a Category:


This program requires an advanced understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and exercise design so experience in the aquatic fitness industry is important. H2O Aquatic Rehabilitation for General Populations is designed to give a comprehensive overview of exercises suitable for the general population recovering from injury, replacement surgery, and other debilitating conditions that prevent them from enjoying full mobility with daily living. In other words, this program is for the less able bodied client coming to the water for rehab. (as compared to the aquatic rehabilitation for athletic populations program).


(Please note that instructors who are not registered therapists may not use the title “therapist”.)

SKU:  CTW004a


In order to gain the most out of this program and become successful, the following are required:

  1. To have completed at least 3 levels of WaterART Certification or equivalent
  2. Hold one of the following certifications: Registered Kin, Registered PT, RT, OT, AT or PTA.

Only Registered Allied Health Care Providers may utilize the title Therapist. however, everyone is welcome to take the program and learn from this program.

Course materials

  • H2O Post Rehabilitation Instructor Manual for General Populations (430 pages)
  • Study Guide Questions & Practical Case Study reviews
  • 28 Laminated poolside reference cards
  • Online streaming of the following videos:
    • DVD091-Rehabilitation Tutorials and Case Studies (6 videos)
  • Certification Exam Process
  • Online profile and Certification E-diploma when successful with examination process

Table of Contents & Learning Objectives

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Bones, Joint & Muscle Structure
Chapter 3 Anatomy and Function
Chapter 4 WaterART System of Exercise Design
Chapter 5 Tools of Aquatic Rehabilitation Design
Chapter 6 Starting Point for General Populations
Chapter 7 Exercise Inventory
Chapter 8 Common Cervical Conditions
Chapter 9 Common Shoulder Conditions
Chapter 10 Common Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Conditions
Chapter 11 Common Hip Conditions
Chapter 12 Common Knee Conditions
Chapter 13 Common Ankle Conditions
Chapter 14 Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) or Stroke
Chapter 15 Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Chapter 16 Rehabilitation Assessments
Chapter 17 Intake Forms
Grading Exercise Buoyancy Tables
Study Guide Answers & Appendix
Student Handouts
Examination Process – How to complete Theory & Practical Case Study

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Contributing Authors

Leigh de Groot, B.Sc, DPT is a Doctor of Physiotherapy licensed in both Ontario and the State of New York. She has been involved in aquatics in varying capacities since 2002 years including Lifeguarding, teaching swimming lessons and teaching Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. She has been a WaterART Instructor since 2007 and is certified in Arthritis, Seniors, Pre and Post Natal and is an Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist and Therapist. She joined our team of Master Trainers in 2013 and brings to the table a unique combination of her love for aquatics as well as a passion for helping people of all ages live their best lives possible through exercise and rehabilitation.

Julie Twynham,is the Educational Director and Creator of WaterART Fitness International. Her strong academic background from the University of Waterloo, in Human Kinetics, combined with her dance and coaching background provide her with strong technical and creative skills. Currently,she is Certified through The Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) and American Council on Exercise(ACE). Her background also includes high performance and cardiac rehabilitation exercise testing and at the Toronto Fitness Institutes as well as designing their Personal Trainer Exercise Inventory (land and water) and Better Back Programs. She developed and facilitated instructor training programs for both land and water. Through, Body Check Inc.,(established in 1985) she has developed over 97 Educational DVDs for both land and water modalities. She developed and ran the Speedo Aquatic Fitness System in Canada (1993-2000) and has worked throughout the world helping consumers and fitness professionals learn about exercise design. As a veteran of the fitness industry for over 30 years, she has presented for many world organizations, community centers and clubs throughout Canada, United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, U.K. and South Africa including: World IDEA, Aquatic Exercise Association, Ontario Fitness Council, Atlanta Aqua Society, European Aquatic Fitness Conference,Canadian Aerobic Instructors Network, University of Waterloo, York University, Washington State University, Michigan State University, Manitoba Fitness Leaders, Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association, Ontario Fitness Council, to name a few.

Drusilla Leitch, is the Certification Director and a Master Trainer for the WaterART Fitness Training Programs.She is the co-author of the WaterART Seniors, Tai Chi, Mind Body, Rehabilitation, Instructor, Shape Up and Arthritis Manuals for Land and Water. She has developed and co-produced over 93 DVDs through WaterART Fitness. She started in the Fitness industry over 35 years ago, with her “Fitness is Fun” program and approach for maintaining healthand wellness. She has delivered creative, dynamic and innovate programs for senior fitness as well as regular group exercise programming for both on landand water.She was the recipient of the Ontario Fitness Council Leadership Award and former presenterof an Active Living Program for the Elder Hostel Association in Ontario. She regular teaches classes and provides post rehabilitation services for seniors at Vanastra Recreation Centre.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 36 × 31 × 9 cm
Video Option

App Video Streaming, Extra Charge: Hard Copy DVDs

DVD Access

DVD091-A, DVD091-B, DVD091-C, DVD091-D, DVD091-E, DVD091-F