Beginner / 1.0 credit hour
(Pool Viewing Time: 1 hour)
Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Opening a Therapy Pool? You’ll Want Essential Equipment… and Equipment Essentials. This course is a compilation from many aquatic therapy and rehab professionals and their suggestions for essential equipment. Equipment that every therapy pool should have is shown and used with suggestions for use. We review weighted, buoyant and resistant equipment. Comments from those taking the course include cleaning options, pediatrics application, and group use.
1) Review concepts regarding equipment placement and approximation/subluxation.
2) Examine equipment features for weighted, resistant, and buoyant equipment.
3) Compare flotation collars, belts, and wraps, and their features.
4) Consider unusual application of featured equipment.
FACULTY: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC, president of the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, served on the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, received the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Award, the IDEA Outstanding Business Award, the first Presidential Sports Award in aquatic exercise, and AEA’s Contribution to the Industry Award. She has authored eighteen books and over 50 DVDs and CDs. She is known for her work in aquatic fitness, aquatic therapy, BackHab, Ai Chi and creating connections with other aquatic, health and therapy organizations.