Aquatic Therapy University, located in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will be presenting a hands-on Aquatic Therapy for the Ortho and Neuro Client class at Cox Rehab and Sports Medicine on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12.
The class corresponds with the opening of the new aquatic therapy pool at Cox Rehab and Sports Clinic. According to Darren Bass, DPT administrator director of rehab and support services, the aquatic therapy pool will open to clients on Jan. 14.
The ATU class will be used to train the therapists at the facility in water properties and resistance techniques.
"I want my therapists to understand how we can use water as resistance and use it as an aid," Bass said.
ATU will provide the therapists with the foundational knowledge they need to move forward in Cox Rehab and sports Clinic's aquatic therapy program.
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT will instruct the class in understanding aquatic therapy techniques and how to incorporate the techniques into land-based therapies.
Bass said when he was referred to ATU he was delighted he had found a program that could come in and provide his therapists with the start-up knowledge and education they need.
"The big thing I want the therapist to understand is why they are asking a patient to do an exercise. Not cookie cutter therapy, but a detailed, specialized plan of care for each patient," Bass said.
ATU is the only curriculum-structured, evidence-based, continuing education program for the aquatic therapist.