Using Aquatics for Warrior Rehabilitation- EDT
Presented by: Cory Keirn, DPT, OCS, CSCS, ATRIC, Head Physical Therapist at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
In this webinar, presenter Cory Keirn, DPT, OCS, CSCS, head physical therapist for aquatics at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, FL, will discuss the various ways that he uses aquatic therapy to treat the military veterans in his care. Cory will first share an overview of the physical therapy department of the James A. Haley VA and its 14 separate clinics before moving on to the specific ways that he has utilized aquatic therapy.
The presenter will review the protocols he’s used for post-surgical rehabilitation after total knee and hip arthroplasties in a subacute inpatient rehabilitation setting. Cory will illustrate gait training exercises used for patients following cerebrovascular accidents and traumatic brain injuries. He will describe strategies used to treat active duty soldiers with multiple orthopedic and blast injuries, TBIs and concussions. Cory will share the successes and challenges he’s experienced with utilizing gait training for amputees.
The presentation will also include two case studies of military veterans that made remarkable progress with aquatic therapy after being wounded in action.
AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR, ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
- Protocols used for post-surgical rehab after total knee and hip procedures
- Gait training exercises for post-cerebrovascular accidents and TBI
- Successes and challenges of using aquatic therapy for gait training of amputees