Course Description

Beginner / 4.0 credit hours 

Faculty: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC


In The Netherlands, we use the water to create amazing opportunities for pediatric orthopedic pathologies. Playing, gaming and survival training options are used as interventions. Our therapeutic play in water benefits kids in both physical and mental awareness. Learn different ways to approach the techniques for more skills.

We work toward improvement in quality of life. What are the orthopedic pathologies we see most and how do we work in the water with this age group? Come and learn!


  1. Review orthopedic issues seen in our clinics.
  2. Study different practical methods on physical improvement.
  3. “Play the Game” for therapy and training in the water.
  4. Discuss QOL and how to decrease pain.

FACULTY: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC, has been an aquatic instructor for 20 years and a presenter worldwide since 2005. She studied physical education with a specialty in Special Movement Education. In 2011, she became a certified hydro-therapist. She is the owner of the Kataqua Institute, providing education, certification and consultation for pools and is the Program Director for Club Aqua. She specializes in training that targets both the muscles and the mind and offers two e-learning programs (AquaMagicMoves) through Fitness Learning Systems (FLS). 

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Handout #1

    • Handout #2

    • Video 1

    • Video 2

    • Video 3

    • Video 4

    • Video 5

    • Video 6

    • Video 7

    • Quiz