Balance Training with Aquatic Therapy for the Older Adult

Balance Training with Aquatic Therapy for the Older Adult

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Presented by:  Tony Pazzaglia , PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CEO of Terrapin Physical Therapy, Inc.

DSC_3717.final.jpgIn biomechanics, balance is an ability to maintain the line of gravity of a body within the base of support with minimal postural sway. As adults age, gait and balance disorders become increasingly common and are a major cause of falls within this population. With over 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, there is a growing need for effective fall prevention and treatment.

In this webinar, Tony Pazzaglia, CEO of Terrapin Physical Therapy, will discuss how he has found aquatic therapy to be effective in improving balance for seniors at risk for falls. He will review the balance problem and who is most at risk. He will identify the other factors, besides age, that influence balance. He will share the strategies that he has found to be effective in addressing balance issues and ways to train older adults to thrive using aquatic therapy. He will also discuss how he has created a successful cash pay aquatic program for Baby Boomers who simply want more mobility.
ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:

  • The balance problem for older adults and additional risk factors
  • Strategies to improve balance and prevent falls using aquatic therapy
  • How to create cash pay programs for older adults who want to improve mobility