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Aquatic Physiotherapy Level 1


Course: Aquatic Physiotherapy Level 1
This course is appropriate for AHPRA registered physiotherapists only* 

This course is essential if you are practising in aquatic physiotherapy and wish to update or refine your aquatic skills. Conducted over one or two full days depending on your undergraduate training and work experience, it is designed to provide you with practical and theoretical knowledge on the physiology of immersion, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics and rotational control in water. It includes evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning skills and covers the APA guideline document for physiotherapists working in and managing hydrotherapy pools.
Completing this course will enable you to:

• discuss the benefits, hazards, indications and APA clinical standards for physiotherapists working in hydrotherapy 
• understand the physiology of immersion and relate to precautions/contraindications
• understand the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic effects of a body in water 
• understand and demonstrate basic hydrotherapy techniques including exercise prescription, some Bad Ragaz patterns, joint mobilising and relaxation
• apply evidence-based reasoning, assessment and outcome measures

Includes pre-reading tasks, and is conducted over one or two days depending on your undergraduate training & work experience.  If you would like to apply for second day only attendance, contact the APA for the Prior Learning Proforma (limited places).

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Location Address Dates
New South Wales Randwick Start date: 16 Jun 2018 10:00
End date: 17 Jun 2018 16:30
Victoria Cheltenham Start date: 17 Nov 2018 09:00
End date: 18 Nov 2018 17:00
ACT Phillip/Hughes Start date: 02 Mar 2019 08:30
End date: 03 Mar 2019 16:30
ACT Phillip Start date: 02 Mar 2019 08:30
End date: 03 Mar 2019 16:30