Strengthening Pulmonary Rehabilitation with Aquatic Therapy- EDT
November 17, 2016 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Presented By: Nell Resnick, PTA, Head Aquatic Therapist at Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center
While COPD is the more prominent diagnosis, more fibrosis patients are being referred to physical therapy now than ever. Increasingly, pulmonary patients are coming to physical therapy with comorbidities such as obesity, low back pain, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, and Fibromyalgia that further decrease their ability to exercise on land. This tends to limit their progress toward accomplishing goals.
In this webinar, Nell Resnick, Head Aquatic Therapist at Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center, will discuss how aquatic therapy can benefit traditional pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Nell will briefly review a traditional program and then illustrate how exercising in the aquatic environment can improve the quality of life for people suffering with respiratory illnesses.
She will share a case study demonstrating how the addition of water therapy helped one patient realize his potential and meet his goals. This presentation will give several treatment ideas and suggest exercise progressions utilizing resistance equipment and features of an aquatic therapy pool to maximize the benefits for pulmonary patients.
AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR, ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
- How aquatic therapy can benfit pulmonary rehabilitation programs
- A case study of a patient who was able to reach goals and realize potential
- Some suggested treatment ideas and exercise progressions using aquatic therapy