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Aquatic Physiotherapy for Aspects of Ageing

Course: Aquatic Physiotherapy for Aspects of Ageing 

A course looking at a range of conditions and issues seen by aquatic physiotherapists working with the elderly in community, in-patient rehab and care settings. Includes pain management, joint replacement (TKR/THR), balance, Parkinson's Disease, dementia, osteoporoisis

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply knowledge and understanding of immersion physics, physiology in treatment planning and monitoring in patients with conditions that effect the ageing client (focus on musculoskeletal)

2. Identify conditions and symptoms that may benefit from Aquatic physiotherapy in an ageing population

3. Further comprehend the role of clinical reasoning, evidence based practice and clinical justification in aquatic practice

4. Be able to discuss the breadth of aquatic gerontological practice eg. patient type, pool type, frequency, use of AHA's, use of carers, use of individual sessions and group or class sessions

5. Will be able to identify possible barriers to aquatic therapy and discuss risk management strategies for a range of issues commonly faced in aquatic gerontological practice

6. During the course the participant will be expected to participate in a range of practical activities as both a physiotherapist and a patient/model and will be able to demonstrate a number of holds, techniques and use of equipment that can be used in the management of a range of conditions that effect the aging population including Fractured NOF, THR, TKR, Osteoporotic crush fracture, balance issues, Parkinson's disease, dementia

7. Using aquatic based evidence and extrapolating land based theories of practice into the aquatic environment the particpant will be able to discuss and clinically reason and demonstrate the use of a range of treatment techniques, equipment, exercises and positions to promote pain reduction, strength, endurance, function, balance and fitness in a variety of age related (mainly musculoskeletal) conditions

8. Will be able to discuss the relevance of High Intensity Interval Training in this population and how this might look in aquatic gerontological practice

Presenters: Judy Larsen APAM and Julie Harrison APAM

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018 

Times: 8.30am - 5.30pm (registration 8.15am)

Registrations close: 29 August 2018

*If unsure of your suitability, please email pd@physiotherapy.asn.au

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Location Address Dates
New South Wales Randwick Start date: 23 Sep 2018 08:30
End date: 23 Sep 2018 17:30