Strategies to Perfect Upper Body Rehab Outcomes with Aquatic Therapy

Strategies to Perfect Upper Body Rehab Outcomes with Aquatic Therapy


Presented By: Barry Lippman, MS, ATC, NASM-PES, Associate Athletic Trainer/Rehab Coordinator for Coastal Carolina University

This webcast will provide specific strategies in developing advanced shoulder rehab programs emphasizing the use of aquatic therapy as a medium to implement them. The strategies are developed to safely, efficiently and effectively bridge the challenging gap between rehabilitation and performance.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • A systematic approach to upper body training in the pool
  • A progression and regression for late term upper body rehabilitation using water as a medium
  • How to use water to work around specific contraindications
  • Effective scapular stabilization techniques to prepare athletes for overhead throwing
  • How to gain and maintain upper body strength while minimizing residual soreness

This 1 hour webcast will be broadcast live from the HydroWorx pool at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Want to attend the webcast in person? Live attendees will have the opportunity to try the HydroWorx pool at Coastal Carolina. Make sure you bring your bathing suit and towel!

Speaker Bio:

Barry Lippman has been associate athletic trainer/rehab coordinator at Coastal Carolina University since 2010. He has been with Chanticleer Athletics since 2006 and previously served as assistant athletic trainer. He provides direct athletic training support for the university’s baseball and Olympic sport programs, and serves as rehabilitation coordinator for more than 425 Chanticleer student-athletes. Lippman is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association, and holds current certification from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. He is also an adjunct instructor in the university’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sports Studies, where he teaches in the Physically Active Living Skills (PALS) program.

He was head men’s athletic trainer at UNC Wilmington from 2005-2006 and directly handled the baseball and women’s soccer teams. Prior to his tenure at UNCW, Lippman worked with the National Football League’s Detroit Lions from June 2004 to January 2005, providing daily medical coverage for players. Lippman earned a master’s degree in sports medicine from Georgia Tech in 2004. While there, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football, baseball and men’s and women’s tennis teams, including programs that went to the 2002 Silicon Valley Classic Bowl, 2003 Humanitarian Bowl and 2004 NCAA Baseball Super Regional.

Lippman earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Florida State University in 2001. As a student assistant trainer and head student athletic trainer, he worked with the nationally ranked football and baseball programs at FSU.