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An introduction to aquatic therapy for therapists working with people with disability

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?                                                                

This course is available:

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees only                                                 

Why choose this course?

This course is a compulsory induction activity for physiotherapists and exercise physiologists and is designed to support them to develop their assessment, clinical reasoning and intervention skills in working with people with disabilities within the aquatic environment. This course will enable therapists to use aquatic therapy as another medium in which their clients can achieve their goals.  It will develop knowledge on the unique properties of water and help therapists identify when aquatic therapy is appropriate for their clients and how to design an individualised goal directed program for those clients and progress it safely. 

What content does the program cover?

This learning activity aims to provide the participant with knowledge and skills to lead an aquatic therapy session. It will provide current research and evidence of best practice in planning and implementing a strength, fitness or skill development program for an individual or group. This course aims at assisting therapists working with clients of all ages within a hydrotherapy pool. 

A combination of formats including formal teaching, small group work, case studies and practical sessions within the pool are used to enhance the learning of participants.

Topics covered includes:

  • Physiology and mechanics of water: how this affects movement and can be used practically to assist intervention and provide progressions to programs
  • Current research and evidence based practice
  • Contraindications and precautions to aquatic therapy
  • Equipment and flotation devices
  • Manual handling and assisting clients within the pool environment
  • Interventions and exercises to achieve goals of strength, fitness and gross motor skill development.

Does the program have any pre requisites?

Bring swimming costume and a towel.

Course completion requires:          

Observation of participation and contribution towards the learning objectives of the course.

What is the cost?

There is no cost for this course

How long is the course?

Duration: 1 day
Please see scheduled times or enquire below.

Please BYO lunch

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715
Cancellation conditions apply

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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start DateLocationCost
Fri 14 Apr 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Hydrotherapy Pool Register