This aquatic post rehabilitation course is designed to give a comprehensive overview of exercises suitable for a general population recovering from injury, post replacement surgery, and other debilitating conditions that prevent them from enjoying full mobility with daily living. In other words, this program is for less fit population or aging older adults.
The learning objective is to understand anatomy, safe joint range, muscle action and overall fitness levels requirements to be able to design and oversee safe exercise programs that will help each person return, as close as possible to, or improve upon, their previous levels of mobility. The goal is to provide overall mobility for recovery. Therefore the regions of focus will cover suggested exercises for : the cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas of the spine, and the shoulder, hip , knee and ankle joint areas. These exercises will provide the Instructor with a generic base of safe, adaptable movement that can be combined to create programs suitable to each client’s personal needs. Some people with a chronic condition may never advance beyond a certain stage for recovery however this does not mean they have not improved their quality of life. We train to work on each person’s ability not disability.
In order to gain the most out of this program and become successful, the following is highly recommended:
- To have completed at least 2 levels of WaterART Certification or equivalent
- Unless candidate holds one of the following certifications: Registered Kin, Registered PT, RT, OT, AT or PTA.
- Should you not have the prerequisite we recommend that you do this training as a workshop for 16 hours or 16.0 CECs.
Only Registered Allied Health Care Providers may utilize the title Therapist. however, everyone is welcome to take the program and learn from this program.
How to Complete the Practical Exam Process:The practical assessments must be completed via a video upload (you request a link) or via USB stick (mailed). Candidate will video 1 week of any of the case study program. We recommend that you keep the filming of the program simple with yourself in a pool or showing someone on deck. Assessor would like to see how candidates teaches movement to modify or progress the exercise to optimize the properties of water and protection of water.
Scope of Practice: Professionals are required to promote and keep up to their provincial /state standards. Only Registered Therapists may promote that they are a therapist or facilitating aquatic therapy. Non registered professionals may work with Post Rehabilitation clientele or when the client has been released by medical provider. WaterART will issue Instructor Certifications Diplomas to Non Allied Health Care Providers or Non Registered Professionals. Candidates who possess officially registered allied health care provider outside of WaterART training will be issued Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist Qualifications.
Course Registration Fee Includes:
- 16 hours of instruction guided by a Certified Master Trainer
- Practical pool & classroom sessions
- Manual with study guide questions & answers
- Online streaming of the following videos for six months:
- DVD091-Rehabilitation Tutorials and Case Studies (6 parts)
- 20 Laminated reference cards
- Comprehensive WaterART certification process
- Automatic renewal and/or upgrade of your existing WaterART Certification(s) upon successful exam completion
- Certificate of course completion
- Certification E-Diploma & certified status upon successful completion.
Please contact Janet Rollero or phone at (908) 534 1961. Staff members please contact Janet for discount code.
What to Bring:
- Lunch or snack
- Water sessions: Water Fitness wear or bathing suit(s)
- Land sessions: comfortable clothing in which to move around
- Water bottle
- Towel/cover up
- Pen and paper
- Water-shoes are preferred wear for water sessions