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Aquatic Exercise Intervention for Patients with Osteoarthritis

Aquatic Exercise Intervention for Patients with Osteoarthritis

January 22, 2014 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

Presented By: Dr. Dennis G. Dolny and Dr. Eadric Bressel

In this webinar, Dr. Dennis Dolny and Dr. Eadric Bressel will present their research on aquatic exercise interventions for those suffering from Osteoarthritis. Their studies incorporate high intensity interval training in the water and various levels of water resistance to enhance postural stability and functional capacity in people diagnosed with osteoarthritis.

This session will document the relative merits of using high intensity interval training and water resistance to compare and contrast methods of increased exercise intensity in orthopedically-limited patients. The research also provides evidence that shows to what extent the water provides a more "stable" environment to improve postural stability and functional outcomes on land.

After watching this webinar attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the role exercise training in water has on altering land postural stability and functional capacity in patients diagnosed with lower extremity osteoarthritis.
  2. Understand the impact exercise training in water has on exercise adherence and perception of exercise effort in osteoarthritis patients.
  3. Understand how increased water resistance impacts individuals who are standing still or walking in the water.
  4. Understand how resistance jets can be used to increase metabolic and balance stress during water exercise in persons with or without osteoarthritis.

 

SPEAKER BIOS:

Dr. Dennis Dolny received his BA and MS in Physical Education from Wake Forest University and PhD from Kent State University in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. For the past 24 years he was on faculty at the University of Idaho where he also directed the Human Performance Laboratory. In 2008 he accepted the Department Head position in Health, Physical Education & Recreation in the College of Education & Human Services at Utah State University. He has chaired ten doctoral committees and published 30 peer-reviewed research articles. At USU his laboratory collaborates with USU Sports Medicine examining the role of hydrotherapy in rehabilitation following lower extremity surgical procedures and joint replacement in the elderly.

Dr. Eadric Bressel is a professor and clinical research scientist in the Sports Medicine Program at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, UT. He received his B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1995) in exercise science from California State University, Fresno, and he received his Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Northern Colorado (1999). His aquatic research examines neuromechanical adaptations to therapeutic exercise. With his academic appointment in the Department of HPER at USU, Eadric is a member of the American Society of Biomechanics and the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

      Aquatic Therapy for Pediatrics

      Aquatic Therapy for Pediatrics

      In this webinar participants will receive an introduction to the principles of aquatic therapy, with specific applications for pediatric client populations.  There will be additional focus on physical therapy care planning for children including land to water transitions, treatment considerations and documentation.

      Participants will be able take the following away from this presentation:

      1. The properties of water that are beneficial for pediatric therapy
      2. What pediatric populations can benefit from aquatic therapy
      3. What treatment considerations and precautions/contraindications exist for this population
      4. How and when to transition between water and land therapy
      5. How to effectively document aquatic therapy
      6. What equipment can be used to enhance therapy sessions
      7. How to make sessions fun for kids

      All of this information will be supported by case studies from Cindy’s aquatic therapy program at Children’s Hospital of St. Paul.

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      Speaker Bio:

      Cindy Jarosch, Director of Physical Medicine at Children's Hospital of St. Paul, is a physical therapist, who has spent most of her professional career is pediatrics. Cindy’s clinical focus has been acute hospital based rehabilitation, including work in the intensive care units, tertiary pediatric epilepsy unit, hematology-oncology service, and medical-orthopedic units. Her experience with pediatric outpatients is from infancy to adolescence, including formalized developmental testing and treatment of neurological, medical, trauma and orthopedic clients. Her areas of concentration are aquatics, hematology-oncology patients and infants with torticollis. Cindy was instrumental in the development of the aquatic therapy program at Children’s Hospital of St. Paul.

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        Use of Aquatics for Recovery and Regeneration

        Use of Aquatics for Recovery and Regeneration

        The session is designed to inform the participant of how the use of aquatic therapy during recovery periods can revitalize and amplify athletic performance.

        According to the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, the use of contrasting temperatures – also known as contrast therapy – has been used as a healing tool for thousands of years.  The contrast between heat and cold is believed to exert a physiological effect on the body’s pain mechanism.

        In this webinar Lance and Brian will share ways to reduce soreness and enhance muscle recovery in your athletes using water therapy.  They will demonstrate how water therapy has given their athletes at Michael Johnson Performance an edge by performing  recovery exercises in the pool to actively flush the body, add additional caloric ‘burn’ to the weekly microcycle, and incorporate joint motion in deloaded states.

        Attendees will learn how they can see better outcomes by utilizing active recovery in the water rather than passive recovery during breaks from intense training sessions in order to keep the muscles moving as they heal from exercise-induced microscopic tears.

        From this session attendees will learn:

        1. How to increase athletic performance using aquatic therapy during recovery periods
        2. Achieve better outcomes by using active recovery vs passive recovery in the water
        3. How to use contrast therapy to reduce pain

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        SPEAKER BIOS:

        Lance Walker is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and a Registered Physical Therapist in the state of Texas. He previously served as Director of Performance Training at Integrated Athletic Development responsible for the training and/or physical rehabilitation needs of over 50 active professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, CBA, and CFL. Lance served three seasons as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Dallas Cowboys. Lance brings an extensive background in strength and conditioning and sports medicine at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Prior to joining the Dallas Cowboys, Lance held performance trainer positions at the University of Oklahoma and the Casady School (OK), where he worked directly with athletes across many sports, including football, basketball, track, golf, gymnastics, and wrestling, among others. A 1993 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Lance earned three varsity football letters and attained Academic All-Big 8 honors as a receiver. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. A well-recognized authority in his field, Lance has contributed to over 10 professional publications in sport science and presented at over 15 national conferences.

        Brian Abadie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM). Prior to joining MJP, Brian served as a Performance Coach and the Director of Basketball training at Accelerated Performance Enhancement Center (APEC). At APEC, he implemented and helped design training programs for all athletes. While at APEC, Brian was also active in training and implementing workouts for the Trinity Valley Community College women's basketball team in Athens, TX. Brian spent one year at Montana State University where he started his Master's degree in Health and Human Development. He spent time working in the Montana State athletic weight room where he assisted with all sports, as well as individual skills work with the basketball team. Brian received his undergraduate degree in Communications from Texas Christian University, where he was also a part of the TCU men's basketball team for a year and a half.

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            The Power of Water – Aquatic Shoulder Rehabilitation

            The Power of Water – Aquatic Shoulder Rehabilitation

            October 10, 2013 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT with Veronica Paquette, Physical Therapist and Owner of Essex Aquatic & Rehab Center in Essex Junction, VT

            Use of the Aquatic Medium to Expedite Rehab Following a Shoulder Injury or Surgery:

            This webinar will review the physical properties of water and how they impact a patient’s aquatic session. In addition, the majority of the session will be spent offering a variety of aquatic exercises specific to the shoulder/ upper extremities. These exercises will progress from standing, supine, and prone activities with instruction on progression of activities utilizing a variety of aquatic equipment. A treatment flow sheet will also be provided for participants to use with their clients.


            Following this presentation viewers will be able to:

            • Identify at least 3 physical properties of water and understand the impact on treatment.
            • Recognize patient populations that will benefit from treatment in the aquatic medium.
            • Carry through an aquatic exercise program for a patient with shoulder impairment from initiation of treatment to discharge.

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            SPEAKER BIO:

            Veronica Paquette, PT, ATRIC, PRC is a physical therapist and owner of Essex Aquatic & Rehab Center in Essex Junction, VT. Veronica graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Physical Therapy and is certified in Aquatic Rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA Aquatics Section. She has been certified through the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute since 1997 and through the Postural Restoration Institute since 2010.

            Practicing in the physical therapy profession since 1990, Veronica has developed a passion for treating patients in the aquatic medium. Opening the doors to her own private practice 12 years ago and adding private therapy pools has allowed her ability to continue to pursue her passion of treatment in the aquatic medium.

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                Why Water Worx for Senior Living

                Why Water Worx for Senior Living

                November 6, 2013 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST with Patrick Hald, Director of Business Development at HydroWorx

                The session is designed to inform the participant of the benefits of Aquatic Therapy and Wellness to increase Therapy billing through increased RUG scores, implement Falls Reduction Programming for at risk residents and how average length of stays in Independent Living and Assisted Living can be increased.


                We will explore the various opportunities to utilize water and HydroWorx underwater treadmill technology to improve the quality of lives for residents of Senior Living while providing a profitable amenity to for the facility owner.

                Following this presentation viewers will be able to:

                • Recognize the opportunities available for falls reduction program.
                • Determine the financial impact aquatic therapy will have on the participant's facility.
                • Identify ways that average length of stay can be increased in Independent Living and Assisted Living facilities using falls reduction and wellness programs.

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                SPEAKER BIO:

                Patrick Hald has 23+ years of experience in the Fitness and Wellness Industry, currently as Director of Business Development for HydroWorx and formerly as President of the International Council on Active Aging and President and COO of FreeMotion Fitness. Patrick is extremely passionate about helping older adults recover from illness and injury and maintain function levels to retain independence, dignity and quality of life. While we cannot necessarily increase life span we can increase the quality of life for the span of one’s life and water can play an integral role.

                On a continual quest for information and education Hald feels warm water therapy and wellness is underutilized in Senior Living and Senior Services and is the ideal intervention tool for injury, illness, falls risk and functional decline.

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                    Expand Your Business by Offering Aquatic Therapy for the Aging Athlete

                    Expand Your Business by Offering Aquatic Therapy for the Aging Athlete

                    November 12, 2013 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST with Mike Studer, President and Co-Owner of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates
                     

                    This webinar will provide attendees with specific techniques for adding alternate revenue sources to a facility. Treating the aging athlete is the perfect opportunity to open your facility to more than just the typical insurance-billed rehabilitation patient. The information shared in this webinar will be supported with case studies from Mike Studer's cutting edge rehabilitation clinic.

                    Attendees will learn the unique benefits of water for the competitive athlete at all levels including:

                    1. Intensity in speed, force, repetitions with less breakdown
                    2. Endurance efforts – adding workouts on a typical day off
                    3. Core strengthening – managing fluidodynamics
                    4. Heat tolerance as desired
                    5. Overtraining and interval efforts with jet resistance

                    They will learn how to train the aging athlete considering things such as:

                    1. Effects of aging: muscular, circulatory, integumentary, respiratory, skeletal-joint
                    2. Injury management
                    3. Performance without breakdown risk
                    4. Rehabilitation and sport specificity re-integration
                    5. Case studies: Triathlete after THR (Total Hip Replacement), aging Ironman, aging marathoner


                    They will learn how the service is a benefit to the community, how to market to the community, and different ways to be compensated such as:

                    1. Private pay
                    2. Third Party reimbursement: Insurance pay
                    3. Contracted relationship to provide care for a group: school, club, team - skills based management

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                    SPEAKER BIO:

                    Mike Studer, President and Co-Owner of NWRA, has been the vice-president of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Neurology Section and is currently the Chair of the APTA Geriatric Section Balance and Falls Special Interest Group. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995. Mr. Studer has published several articles cognitive rehabilitation and has been an invited speaker at many universities and international venues since 1995. Mike has recently been honored by the American Physical Therapy Association, receiving the 2011 Neurology Section award for Clinical Excellence, given to the clinician of the year. Mike is a leader locally and nationally, influencing health care policy and reimbursement. He is the former chair of the APTA Neurology Section Practice Committee. Additionally, Mike has been an invited speaker at various community forums and support groups in Oregon.
                     

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                        From ACL/MCL Reconstruction to the NFL MVP- A Case Report

                        From ACL/MCL Reconstruction to the NFL MVP-A Case Report
                         
                        July 11, 2013 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

                        Presented By:  Eric Sugarman, Head Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Vikings

                        On December 24th, 2011 Adrian Peterson, while being tackled, incorrectly planted his leg during a run and tore the ACL in his left knee.  Following surgery, Peterson and Viking’s Head Athletic Trainer, Eric Sugarman, began an incredible rehabilitation journey. After 8 months of rehabilitation, Peterson took the field in the Viking's season opener. He went on to have the best season of his career finishing with 2,097 rushing yards and being named the NFL’s 2012-2013 MVP. Join us for this free webinar to learn:
                         

                        -The rehabilitation protocol Peterson followed

                        -What factors contributed in giving Peterson a conditioning, strength and functional advantage for his high-level return

                        -How advanced aquatic therapy played an integral part in his return

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                        *Continuing Education:

                        Athletic Trainers: One CEU available for Athletic Trainers through BOC (Course ID: P3003-2000)
                        All Others: Certificates will be available if you wish to petition your certification agency for CEUs.

                         

                        SPEAKER BIO:

                        Eric Sugarman enters his 17th NFL season in 2013 and his 8th with the Vikings. Sugarman has been part of 6 Division championship team since 2000 and 8 playoff-bound teams.


                        During his tenure with the Vikings, Sugarman and his staff have been instrumental in helping several players return from severe injury by creating or enhancing rehabilitation protocols. During the 2012 offseason, Sugarman and his staff worked with RB Adrian Peterson on his remarkable comeback from a severe knee injury in late December 2011. Peterson returned to action for the 2012 season opener and went on to exceed all outside expectations by rushing for 2,097 yards, the 2nd-best season in NFL history, and earning NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year honors in the NFL along with 1st-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl recognition.


                        Sugarman’s staff has also overseen the rehabs of LBs Chad Greenway and E.J. Henderson, who each suffered season-ending injuries in their careers but returned to earn Pro Bowl berths. 
                        With the Vikings, Sugarman supervises the evaluation and care of all injuries sustained. He and his staff implement and maintain proactive treatment and rehabilitation programs.

                         

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                            Aquatic Management of Arthritis and Joint Replacements

                            Aquatic Management of Arthritis and Joint Replacements

                            September 4, 2013 from 1:00-2:00pm EST with Kurt Stork, Director of Rehabilitation Services for Four States Physical Therapy & Aquatic Rehabilitation in Galena, KS

                            Whether you have arthritis, weakness, or post-operative pain and swelling following a total joint replacement,  aquatic physical therapy can make healing and recovery faster and less painful.  Therapy in the aquatic environment uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance to allow return to full functional activity level.

                            Aquatic Physical Therapy is the practice of physical therapy by a trained and licensed therapist within the environment of a heated water-filled pool. Aquatic therapy may be beneficial for a variety of patient needs including:
                            •    Pain relief
                            •    Strengthening and endurance
                            •    Range of motion
                            •    Improved gait and mobility
                            •    Balance and coordination
                            •    Increased circulation

                            Learn the many reasons why exercising in the pool environment is more beneficial for some patients, including:

                            1. Benefits of early intervention with aquatic therapy
                            2. Principles of water and the physiological benefits for this patient mix
                            3. Advantages of continuing care and wellness programs

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                             SPEAKER BIO:

                            Kurt Stork is the Director of Rehabilitation Services for Four States Physical Therapy & Aquatic Rehabilitation in Galena, KS.  Kurt graduated from Langston University in 1996 with a BS in Physical Therapy after completing undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University.  Kurt’s professional interests include orthopedics, sports medicine, spine rehabilitation, manual therapy, and geriatrics.  Post graduate, Kurt has completed extensive training courses in orthopedics and manual therapy, participated in leadership Neosho, and served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club.

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                                Creative Aquatic Programming to Improve Balance & Mobility

                                Creative Aquatic Programming to Improve Balance & Mobility

                                May 30, 2013 from 1:00-2:00pm EST with Kim Eichinger, Executive Director of Fitness for Country Meadows Retirement Communities and Teresa Rudy, Fitness Director for Country Meadows of Leader Heights

                                When a workout becomes routine, participation lags and exercisers don’t make progress. You can add excitement and challenge to classes by adding a surprising array of resistance devices to your current supply of noodles and foam weights.

                                 Mix current and new tools with movement variations, and participants will have fun while developing skills in coordination, balance and agility. Improved coordination and balance keep clients mobile, on land as well as on water. These techniques are suitable for a range of functional abilities, and will inspire you to think of even more ways to adding variety and fun to your aquatics program.

                                 
                                 Learn how to:

                                • Perform familiar exercises with a variety of low-tech and high-tech tools
                                • Use intervals to effectively share a single piece of equipment among multiple exercisers
                                • Add more excitement to personal training, small group sessions or larger group interactive (and highly social) classes

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                                 SPEAKER BIOS:

                                Kim Eichinger, A certified fitness professional with 30 years experience designing and leading exercise programs with the past 15 years committed to promoting senior fitness and wellness, Ms. Eichinger has received a national “Best of the Best” award from the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) which recognized her best practices in exercise programming for older adults.  Likewise, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) bestowed her with its Innovator Award for inspiring creativity and helping to shape the future of health and wellness for seniors.

                                In addition to directing the fitness programs and providing leadership to the team of fitness coordinators at Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Ms. Eichinger has also served as a fitness consultant for the Pennsylvania Office of Aging by providing community senior centers with exercise classes, directed the senior wellness program for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and trained activity staff from more than 60 assisted living communities in exercise instruction. As former owner of Slim with Kim fitness studio she directed exercise classes with a special appeal to the baby boomer population. Other work includes presenting at national and local fitness conferences and contributing to instructional manuals and videos specializing in senior fitness. 

                                Ms. Eichinger’s professional certifications include: American Council on Exercise, American Senior Fitness Association, Cooper Institute for Aerobics, Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor and Trainer for the Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatics programs.

                                 

                                Teresa Rudy is the Aquatics and Fitness Director for Country Meadows of Leader Heights located in York, Pennsylvania.  Teresa coordinates a schedule of exercise classes tailored to meet the diverse needs of the retirement community residents who may vary from Independent Living to Memory Support.  She works closely with therapy providers to identify residents at risk and to ensure post rehab exercise compliance.

                                As a licensed pool operator, Teresa manages the retirement community warm water pool which serves a public membership of over 150 older adults in addition to the residents of Country Meadows.  Teresa and her team of instructors offer an average of 8 classes daily at the aquatics center in addition to a weekly schedule of land classes. 

                                Teresa has been recognized by the Arthritis Foundation for her contributions to the community.  She has conducted the Arthritis Foundation “Self Help” program, Hosted fundraisers and is a Trainer for both the Arthritis Aquatics and Exercise programs. 

                                Teresa has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years and has been focused on older adults for the past 10 years.  Certifications include the Aquatics Exercise Association, Silver Sneakers, the Arthritis Foundation, YMCA and the ISSA.

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                                    Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics

                                    Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics

                                    May 21, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:30pm EDT with Michael Johnson, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, President and Founder of Michael Johnson Performance and Lance Walker, Director of Performance for Michael Johnson Performance

                                    The participant will be introduced to general concepts of linear speed training, including acceleration and absolute speed mechanics. Participants will also learn how a coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or performance trainer can use the HydroWorx system as an additional effective training modality in teaching and improving elements of speed in athletes of all levels.

                                     Attendees will Learn:

                                    1. General concepts of linear speed training

                                    2. Use of aquatic technology as a training modality

                                    3. How to improve elements of speed in athletes

                                     
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                                    SPEAKER BIOS:

                                    Lance Walker is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and a Registered Physical Therapist in the state of Texas. He previously served as Director of Performance Training at Integrated Athletic Development responsible for the training and/or physical rehabilitation needs of over 50 active professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, CBA, and CFL. Lance served three seasons as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Dallas Cowboys. Lance brings an extensive background in strength and conditioning and sports medicine at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Prior to joining the Dallas Cowboys, Lance held performance trainer positions at the University of Oklahoma and the Casady School (OK), where he worked directly with athletes across many sports, including football, basketball, track, golf, gymnastics, and wrestling, among others. A 1993 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Lance earned three varsity football letters and attained Academic All-Big 8 honors as a receiver. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. A well-recognized authority in his field, Lance has contributed to over 10 professional publications in sport science and presented at over 15 national conferences.

                                     

                                    Lindsey Anderson brings a wealth of strength and conditioning experience in working with youth and professional athletes. Prior to joining MJP, Lindsey served as Director of Sports Performance for Physiotherapy Associates, bridging the gap between physical therapy and performance. Lindsey was a Division I college athlete in track and field while attending Iowa State. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and has worked with a variety of athletes in helping them reach their performance goals.

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                                    Original Webinar Date: May 21, 2013

                                        Aquatic Therapy for the Neuro Case Mix

                                        Aquatic Therapy for the Neuro Case Mix

                                        May 2, 2013 from 1:00-2:00pm EST with Jan Black, MS, PT and Ted Yanchuleff, PT, ATC

                                         This webinar will provide tools for physical therapists to maximize the properties of the water and creatively challenge clients with neurological conditions.

                                         During this FREE webinar, attendees will learn from Ted and Jan:

                                        1. The benefits of treating neurological conditions with aquatic therapy
                                        2. Specific neurological dysfunctions that can be treated with aquatic therapy
                                        3. The physical properties of water that create a therapeutic environment
                                        4. Tools that can be used in the water to enhance treatment
                                        5. Contraindications and precautions to be aware of
                                        6. A typical treatment progression of a neurological condition or injury

                                        These points will be demonstrated by a case study of the successful rehabilitation of a spinal cord injury.

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                                        SPEAKER BIOS:

                                        Jan Black co-founded Neuroworx, a non-profit, state-of-the-art outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in the treatment of spinal cord injured individuals. She serves as the Clinic Director and directs the staff of eleven and has primary responsibility for the clinic’s teaching duties. She is Vice President of the Neuroworx 501 (c) 3 organization and a member of the Board of Directors.

                                        In 2010, Neuroworx was designated as a Community Fitness and Wellness Facility under the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network, one of only five in the country. This program focuses on treatment interventions to promote and maintain health and fitness for the SCI population. This collaborate research effort collects data to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions. Jan is the director of this process for Neuroworx.

                                        The majority of her practice has been focused on individuals with spinal cord injuries and similar neurological conditions. She has worked in the acute care in-patient rehabilitation setting, home health care, and in outpatient facilities.

                                        Ted Yanchuleff is the Manager of Outpatient Rehab Services for the Pinnacle Health System in Central Pennsylvania. Under Ted’s span of control are 7 outpatient rehab sites in the Harrisburg region, 3 of which offer aquatic therapy services. He is a “dual” Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer with an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Penn State. He has over 30 years of healthcare management experience with large hospital systems and over 13 years’ experience managing aquatic therapy programs. Ted has served on the State Board of Physical Therapy for the State of Pennsylvania and has also served as an adjunct professor of physical therapy for the Lebanon Valley College Doctorate Program for the past 10 years.
                                         

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                                        Original Webinar Date: May 2, 2013

                                            Aquatic Therapy as a Profit Center

                                            Aquatic Therapy as a Profit Center
                                            November 14th, 2012 at 1:00pm CST with Ted Yanchuleff, PT, ATC

                                            During this FREE webinar, attendees will learn from Ted Yanchuleff, the manager of an outpatient rehab program:
                                            1.    What types of patients and conditions can be treated by and benefit most from aquatic therapy
                                            2.    The advantages of using aquatic therapy vs. land-based therapy
                                            3.    What your goals should be for a successful aquatic therapy programs
                                            4.    How to market your program to the community and cultivate referral sources
                                            5.    How to hire and train an effective aquatic therapy staff
                                            6.    How to set and achieve financial goals
                                            7.    How to use your pool to generate additional revenue sources

                                            SPEAKER BIO: Ted Yanchuleff is the Manager of Outpatient Rehab Services for the Pinnacle Health System in Central Pennsylvania.  Under Ted’s span of control are 7 outpatient rehab sites in the Harrisburg region, 3 of which offer aquatic therapy services.  He is a “dual” Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer with an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Penn State.  He has over 30 years of healthcare management experience with large hospital systems and over 13 years’ experience managing aquatic therapy programs. Ted has served on the State Board of Physical Therapy for the State of Pennsylvania and has also served as an adjunct professor of physical therapy for the Lebanon Valley College Doctorate Program for the past 10 years.     

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                                            Original webinar date: 11/14/12

                                                Bigger is Better: Aquatic Exercise Benefits People with Parkinson's Disease

                                                Bigger is Better: Aquatic Exercise Benefits People with Parkinson's Disease

                                                March 21, 2013 from 2:00-3:00pm EST with Cathy Maloney-Hills,RPT and Christine Shidla, Director of Wellness

                                                 Aquatic environments are a great place to move facial muscles, practice breath control and vocal volume.  Often, clients enjoy creating an echo, blowing bubbles or ping pong balls across the pool.   Counting repetitions forwards or backwa rds by twos and threes, quickly changing directions on command and discussing historical or current events specifically stimulate the brain while exercising.

                                                This webinar will provide tools for therapists, personal trainers and group fitness instructors to maximize the properties of the water and creatively challenge clients with Parkinson’s disease.

                                                 

                                                SPEAKER BIOS:

                                                Cathy Maloney-Hills, RPT, is an aquatic physical therapist working for Courage Center at Summit Place Senior Campus, Eden Prairie, MN and Heritage Park Senior Services Center in Minneapolis, MN. She is co-investigator/author for the study and program: Golden Waves® Functional Water Program for Older Adults, University of Nevada, Reno and a co-author of the YMCA Water Fitness for Health.  
                                                 
                                                Christine Shidla is the Director of Wellness at Summit Place Senior Campus, Eden Prairie, MN.  She is also a trainer and speaker for exercise for the Arthritis Foundation. Christine received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, with emphasis in Sports Medicine, from the University of Minnesota.

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                                                Original webinar date: 3/21/13

                                                    Dive Into Aquatics. Is it Right for You?

                                                    Dive Into Aquatics:  Will It Impact Your Bottom Line?

                                                    During this webinar attendees will learn from a rural clinic owner:

                                                    1.    How an aquatic therapy program can be profitable
                                                    2.    The process of choosing a pool and developing a successful program
                                                    3.    How patients benefit from aquatic therapy
                                                    4.    How to maximize return with effective billing and reimbursement
                                                    5.    How to increase patient flow by marketing to the community

                                                    These points will be reinforced with case studies, testimonials and actual financial records from Keith’s successful pool operation in rural Montana.

                                                    SPEAKER BIO:   Keith Ori is the founder and CEO of Orthopedic Rehab, Inc.  Keith has been a practicing physical therapist since 1982 and has opened 4 clinics specializing in post-operative physical therapy.  Most recently he and his partner opened an aquatic therapy center where they have experienced considerable growth and success.  He has significant experience in both clinical and administrative settings.  He is currently chairman of the Montana reimbursement committee and is a member of the Private Practice and Orthopedic Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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                                                    Original webinar date: 11/17/12
                                                     

                                                        Aquatic Therapy Reimbursement & Coding

                                                        Aquatic Therapy Reimbursement & Coding in a Changing Healthcare Environment

                                                        During this FREE webinar, attendees will learn from Ted Yanchuleff, the outpatient rehab manager at a large health system:
                                                        1.    How to navigate the pitfalls of aquatic therapy reimbursement, billing, and coding
                                                        2.    How to successfully use several billing codes to suit different insurance programs including Medicare
                                                        3.    How to use comprehensive documentation to avoid reimbursement issues
                                                        4.    Effective methods of establishing and accomplishing financial goals
                                                        5.    What lies ahead in the future and how to prepare for changing conditions


                                                        SPEAKER BIO:  Ted Yanchuleff is the Manager of Outpatient Rehab Services for Pinnacle Health System in Central Pennsylvania where he oversees 7 Rehab Outpatient sites, 3 of which offer aquatic therapy.  He is a “dual” Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer with an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Penn State.  He has over 30 years of healthcare management experience with large hospital systems, and he offers consultation services to small rehab businesses. Ted has served on the State Board of Physical Therapy for the State of Pennsylvania and has also served as an adjunct professor of physical therapy for the Lebanon Valley College Doctorate Program for the past 10 years.     
                                                         

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                                                        Original webinar date: 10/4/12

                                                         

                                                            Dive Into Aquatics: Will It Impact Your Bottom Line?

                                                            Dive Into Aquatics: Will It Impact Your Bottom Line?

                                                            During this webinar attendees will learn from a rural clinic owner:

                                                            1.    How an aquatic therapy program can be profitable
                                                            2.    The process of choosing a pool and developing a successful program
                                                            3.    The positive benefits aquatic therapy has on a wide variety of patients
                                                            4.    How to maximize return with effective billing and reimbursement
                                                            5.    How to increase patient flow by marketing to the community

                                                            These points will be reinforced with case studies, testimonials and actual financial records from Keith’s successful pool operation in rural Montana.

                                                            SPEAKER BIO: Keith Ori is the founder and CEO of Orthopedic Rehab, Inc.  Keith has been a practicing physical therapist since 1982 and has opened 4 clinics specializing in post-operative physical therapy.  Most recently he and his partner opened an aquatic therapy center where they have experienced considerable growth and success.  He has significant experience in both clinical and administrative settings.  He is currently chairman of the Montana reimbursement committee and is a member of the Private Practice and Orthopedic Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association.
                                                             

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                                                            Original webinar date: 6/12/12