Virtual Aquatic Rehabilitation for General Populations Certification


WaterART Aquatic Rehabilitation  Virtual Event

Date:  Saturday, November 6 & 20,  2021
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SKU: VTW-211106-CTW450A Category:


Upgrade of Existing WaterART Fitness Certification(s)  and 6 months to complete the examination process (after the Virtual Training date) 

guided by  Dr Leigh de Groot and Julie Twynham

This water fitness training program is for anyone interested in facilitating  a post rehabilitate approach to fitness. Water exercise is an excellent modality for protecting our joints and healing our bodies. Explore ways to  modify and progress all the components of fitness to help people with some sort of orthopedic, cardio-pulmonary or neuromuscular conditions.  This virtual training includes practical and theoretical information to maintain function in the water for movement and independence on land.

The goal of the program is to  help both swimmers and non swimmers move pain free and develop skills in the water to help their mobility, strength, posture and ADL’s on land.

Full Certification Course Registration Fee Includes

  • 16 hours of Virtual practical training by Certified Master Trainers Dr Leigh de Groot & Julie Twynham Educational Director via Zoom & Vimeo Video Streaming
  • Recorded viewing of the live training for  six months after the training to review with other home study materials
  • Aquatic Post Rehabilitation Instructor for General Populations  Manual(430 pages to be mailed for your reference)
  • Study Guide Questions & Practical Case Study reviews
  • 28 Laminated poolside reference cards
  • Online streaming of the following videos for six months (unlimited with Certified Membership) :
    • DVD091-Rehabilitation Tutorials and Case Studies (6 videos)
    • Optional upgrade for Vimeo Video Streaming for computers or Hard copies of DVDs can be purchased separately FOR full certification course (not the live streaming).
    • Everyone receives the WaterART Fitness App streaming with video purchase
  • Comprehensive Certification Exam Process (theory & practical assessment)
  • Online profile and Certification E-diploma when successful with examination process
  • Updated qualifications of existing qualifications for two years by achieving another level of Certification
  •  Recommended  but not required Pre-requisites: In order to gain the most out of this program and become successful, the following  is highly recommended that the candidate have completed either Shallow & Deep H2O Instructor Certification/Senior H2O Instructor Certification 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.Please note that only Registered Allied Health Care Providers may utilize the term Therapist or Aquatic Therapist when they are Certified and qualified. Other professional must work in the post rehabilitation field to stay within their scope of practice.

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

Home Study Certification Video Programs (in addition to live view recordings)

  • Intro To Post Rehabilitation Instructor – DVD091 part 1 (30 minutes)

This Tutorial video follows a power point presentation to introduce the Instructor to the many aspects of Post Rehabilitation in the water. Topics include the wide variety of conditions that can be helped in the water. The need to work on mobility and function to bring each client back as close as possible to former strengths. Suggestions for safe water entry and many practical comments to train water skills will help the instructor create an effective program suited to each client’s ability. This program will review an essential checklist for programming people  with many functional limitations who are new to water exercise.

  • Intro To Anatomy DVD091 part 2 (66 minutes)

Having a good general knowledge of all joint and muscle action is an essential part of Post Rehabilitation programming. This Tutorial DVD power point presentation guided by Leigh de Groot Doctor of Physiotherapy  gives professionals a complete overview of all joint biomechanics and the muscle action required to move through a safe range of motion. Each major muscle group is examined in detail for location, strengths and weaknesses. A wide variety of exercises are shown to assist instructors to chose safe movement for the condition being rehabbed in the water.

  • Beginner Mobility Program DVD091 part 3 (56 minutes)

A picture is worth a thousand words. Follow WaterART Master Trainers Jane Pomponio and Julie Twynham as they take you through an inventory of movement essential to safe water programming for post rehabilitation clients who are new to water, new to exercise or both.  All exercise movements are shown above and underwater with subtitles and detailed commentary for effective video training reference.

  • Shallow Water Exercises for those New to  Exercise DVD091 part 4 (68 minutes)

Learn how to work one on one with a post rehabilitation client in shallow water. This video program illustrates how to get the client into the water safely and comfortably. Once in, the instructor and client work through an inventory of essential movement to train for function on land. This inventory includes safe and effective warm up movement, specific strengthening and stretching exercises and ideas for modifications for the wide variety of conditions that clients bring to the water.

Unloaded Water Exercises for those New to Exercise DVD091 part 5 (59 minutes)

This DVD is designed to help clients who need to begin their post rehabilitation without any loaded stress on their joints. The client is fitted with a belt to keep the feet off the pool floor. All movement can be done suspended in shallow water or taken to the deep end if the client has developed safe water skills. Exercises cover all components of fitness and show how to train the client to handle buoyancy, using instructor assistance at first, then, working solo as they feel comfortable.  The client can be trained to use the resistance of water to assist travel as well as increasing resistance to add strengthening progressions as their condition improves. The goal is to provide balanced exercise that will provide benefits for their safe return to land.

  • Equipment Toolbox DVD091 part 6 (23 minutes)

There is a wide variety of equipment available for pool use, some floats while others sink.  Which will be safe and effective to help your client?   Take a look at the differences between buoyant and resistive equipment and the requirements for the many general post rehabilitation conditions that may come to your pool.  Each exercise must be specific to the condition and be both safe and effective. See suggestions for targeting the same exercise with different pieces of equipment to help with choice.

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SKU: VTW-211106-CTW450A

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 31 × 30 × 16 cm
Video Option

App Video Streaming, Extra Charge: Hard Copy DVDs, Vimeo Video viewing for any device

DVD Access

DVD091-A, DVD091-B, DVD091-C, DVD091-D, DVD091-E, DVD091-F, DVD111