Aquatic Therapy Course Package in Switzerland

(5 modules together)

 

Dates

SundayMonday May 1423, 20065 Friday May 26June 3, 20065

 

Endorsement

International Halliwick Association

Aquatic Section APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)

Bad Ragaz Ring Method Foundation

Location

Postgraduate Study Centre Valens, Rehabilitation clinic, CH-7317 Valens, affiliated to the Bad Ragaz medical centre. Info: Mrs. Gabriela Wyttenbach

Email: info@study-valens.ch

Telephone: +41 81 303 1408, Fax: +41 81 303 1410

Full course information: www.study-valens.ch (click: courses)

Information about

Contents

Johan Lambeck. Email: info@halliwick.net or for a .pdf flyer: www.halliwick.net at the opening page

Contents/Aim of the course

This intensive postgraduate modular aquatic therapy course (1039988 contact-hours) is unique in the world. Two well known physiotherapists - and a guest lecturer - share their knowledge and skills. Five aquatic treatment concepts form the practical implementation of an evidence based approach to therapy. Participants will experience a variety of patients during demonstrations and hands-on therapy in the pool. Included are a detailed handout ,+ CDrom BRRM, beverages during coffee/tea breaks and access to the pool. Concepts:

-          Halliwick: Ten-Point-Program and Water Specific Therapy

-          The Bad Ragaz Ring Method + CD of BRRM

-          Passive relaxation techniques including e.g. neurodynamicsmobilisation

-          Ai Chi + DVD/CD of Ai Chi

-          Aquatic Fitness

 

Target group

The target audience for these modules are physiotherapists with aquatic therapy experience. Other professionals with extensive hands-on patient experience in aquatic therapy may also apply.

 

Lecturers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Lecturer

 

Johan Lambeck

PT, owns The Halliwick-Hydrotherapy Institute in Malden NL. From 1979-1998 he was in charge of the Dept. of Aquatic Therapy at the St. Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen NL He is a Senior Halliwick Lecturer, co-founder of the International Halliwick Foundation and author of 4 books and 20 articles on AT. In 1998 he was named USA Aquatic Therapy Professional of the year. Since 1983 he has taught over 500 Aquatic Therapy seminars in 25 countries throughout the world

 

Urs Gamper

PT, Head of the Physical Therapy Dept. at the internationally known Rehabilitation Centre in Valens, Switzerland. He has more then twenty years of experience in Aquatic Therapy for adult patients with neurological, orthopaedic or rheumatologic diseases. He is an author of 2 books and a CDRom. Urs is co-founder of the International Bad Ragaz Ring Method Foundation.

 

Jun Konno

Creator of Ai Chi, is one of Japan's a foremost swimming coaches and fitness consultants and the President of Aqua Dynamics Institute (Japanese chapter of AEA/ATRI). Since 1986, he has worked to promote aquatics in Japan and is Chairman of the Executive Committee for Japan's National Aquatic Conference and Japan Aquatic Therapy Symposium.

Jun will also present an 8 hour Ai Chi workshop at may 27June 4th, which can be attended seperately

 

Johan Lambeck

PT, owns The Halliwick-Hydrotherapy Institute in Malden NL. From 1979-1998 he was in charge of the Dept. of Aquatic Therapy at the St. Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen NL. He is a Senior Halliwick Lecturer, co-founder of the International Halliwick Foundation and author of 4 books and 20 articles on AT. In 1998 he was named USA Aquatic Therapy Professional of the year. Since 1983 he has taught over 600 Aquatic Therapy seminars in 27 countries throughout the world

 

Jun Konno

Creator of Ai Chi, is one of Japan's a foremost swimming coaches and fitness consultants and the President of Aqua Dynamics Institute (Japanese chapter of AEA/ATRI). Since 1986, he has worked to promote aquatics in Japan and is Chairman of the Executive Committee for Japan's National Aquatic Conference and Japan Aquatic Therapy Symposium.

Jun will also present an 8 hour Ai Chi workshop at June 4th, which can be attended seperately

 

Maximum amount of Participants

18

Tuition

CHF 2310 2200 CHF 2100 for the entire package

 

 

Halliwick: Motor Learning and Water Specific Therapy

Module I

 

 

Dates

May 1423 May 1927, 20065April 26 30, 2004

Contents/Aim of the Module

Increase your knowledge and skills in aquatic therapy by learning how to use the Halliwick Concept in aquatic motor learning and Water Specific Therapy. Apply this to the normalization of tone, facilitation of righting and equilibrium reactions, stabilization of joints, improvement of coordination and strengthening of muscles. Include these goals in task-oriented, functional activities (reaching, using stumble-strategies, practising in an obstacle course)

 

This accelerated seminar will focus on both the 10-point-program as a motor learning sequence and the Water Specific Therapy system as a problem solving approach. This system focuses especially on postural control as the basis for functional activities

About 50% of the module will be devoted to pool work. Videos and working in small groups by participants treating a variety of patients will highlight the clinical applications of the 10-point-program and the Water Specific Therapy.

Mr. Gamper and Mr. Lambeck will provide guidance and (video)feedback during these treatment sessions. The practical work will be related to other topics in evidence based aquatic therapy, as using databases (e.g. Pedro, Cochrane) and interpreting aquatic therapy (related) research. (presented by Jan Kool, PT/MSc, research physical therapist in Valens).

 

Objectives

 

At the completion of this module participants will be able to:

 

    Understand the fluidmechanical principles of Aquatic Therapy

    Relate aquatic therapy to the concept of evidence based medicine

    Recognize equilibrium problems of able-bodied and disabled persons

    Handle people in water effectively

    Apply the 10-Point-Program in therapeutic activities for orthopedic, neurologic and rheumatic patient populations

    Use the appropriate rules of motor learning and feedback in water to design a treatment program

    Use the treatment techniques of the Water Specific Therapy system

    Apply these techniques in strengthening, stabilization of the axial joints, facilitation of balance and posture reactions, and their use in functional activities including walking, transfers, etc.

    Design treatments programs for neurologic, orthopedic and rheumatic patients

    Use proper modes for assessment in water and on land

 

Amount of teaching hours

450

Tuition

CHF 10501100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bad Ragaz Ring Method

Module II

 

 

 

Dates

May 1928 219, 2006502 03, 2004

Contents/Aim of the Module

The Bad Ragaz Ring Method was re-developed by a team of physiotherapists in the late seventies. This great opportunity to learn from one of the members of that team is offered as an innovation to your practice. In theory and practice, principles from muscle strengthening, joint stabilization and increasing range of motion will be related to PNF, functional kinetics and fluidmechanics, and applied to working with neurologic, orthopedic and rheumatic populations. Bernd Anderseck (PNF instructor, Valens) will lead the land introduction of PNF.

As in all the modules, the emphasis will be on learning the practical skills involved.

 

Objectives:

 

At the completion of this module participants will be able to

 

    Use the arm, trunk and leg patterns

    Relate the patterns to principles from PNF, functional kinetics, physiology and fluidmechanics (e.g. hold/contract relax, combination of isotonics)

    Apply the patterns to orthopedic, neurologic and rheumatic patient populations

    Demonstrate an understanding of both indications and precautions for the Bad Ragaz Ring Method

 

 

Amount of teaching hours

2117.56

Tuition

CHF 5504420.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passive and active relaxation techniques

Module III

 

 

 

Dates

May 2331 and 24June 1, 20065May 04 05, 2004

Contents/Aim of the Module

Learn how to incorporate relaxation into your treatment programs to help decrease your clients pain, muscle guarding and hypertonicity.

This module will provide in-depth instruction in the use of Basic Watsu, Jahara and Basics Ai-Chi techniques in a clinical setting for orthopedic, neurologic and rheumatic conditionsimpairments. These techniques will include the use of stretches for tonic muscles, (spinal) mobilisations and neurodynamicsmobilisation. The emphasis will be on extensive instruction and practise time in the pool. Videos will be shown of these techniques in use with a variety of orthopaedic, neurologic and rheumatic patient populations. The Watsu demonstration as well as Ai Chi assistance will be provided by Anne Bommer-Rigo, Geneva.

 

Objectives

 

At the completion of this module participants will be able to:

 

    Understand the physiological immersion effects on relaxation and their therapeutic applications

    Apply and adapt Basic Watsu , Jahara and Ai Chi Basic techniques in a clinical setting for patients with orthopedic, neurologic and/or neurologic impairments

    Follow the simple Ai Chi progression and be introduced to the concepts of moving with nature, using meridian stretch.

    Experience the trunk stability movements with guidelines on proper pelvic mechanics during Ai Chi Basic

    Demonstrate and understanding of both the indications and precautions for passive and active relaxation techniques

 

Amount of teaching hours

186

Tuition

CHF 4420.00 for the entire module

CHF 210.00 for only the Ai Chi workshop at May 5th by Jun Konno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquatic Therapy: Problem Solving with Patients

Prerequisite: Halliwick/Bad Ragaz Ring Method/Relaxation

Module IV

 

 

 

Date

MayJune 25, 20065May 06, 2004

 

Contents/Aim of the Module

This workshop will integrate the three concepts. Participants work in small groups, treating at least 6 patients. The lecturers will provide guidance and feedback during the treatment sessions. Following these sessions, participants will present their treatment plan, techniques used, patient response and progression. Video will be used to enhance learning effects of participants.

Objectives

 

At the completion of this module participants will be able to:

 

    Integrate the three concepts in the treatment of patients with orthopedic, neurologic and rheumatologic conditions

 

 

 

Only participants modules I III

Number of teaching hours

98

Tuition

CHF 22210.00

 

 

 

Aerobic Conditioning for Neurologic, Orthopedic and Rheumatic Patients

Module V

 

Date

May 26June 3, 20065May 07, 2004

 

Contents/Aim of the Module

Many patients in the neurologic, orthopedic and rheumatic population have a decreased endurance, which is a barrier for developing their functional activities.

This module will highlight the ways how to work on the cardio-vascular system in deconditioned patients.

Objectives

 

At the completion of this module participants will be able to The objectives are:

-                 to present the principles of exercise physiology involved

-                 to asses work intensity, using the Borg RPE scale

-                 to present ideas for conditioning

-                 shallow set up a shallow water circuit training

-                 teach simple deep water walking / aquajogging

-                 use of games for endurance purposesand games

 

Amount of teaching hours

9.58

Tuition

CHF 2210.00