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An introduction to working with people with disability in the water (Hydrotherapy)

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available:

  • on the scheduled dates below or please enquire.
  • for group bookings at your venue or ours and can be customised to suit your organisation's training needs.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed to support disability workers, carers and families to develop their confidence in supporting people with disabilities in the pool and basic manual handling skills, including safe pool entry and exits. The information from this course is designed to help support the implementation of aquatic therapy programs. 

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Employees

  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance this course is a recommended activity for disability support practitioners, carers and families.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees are exempt from the course fee.

What content does the program cover?

This learning activity aims to provide:
•    a basic understanding of the effects of water on the body
•    an introduction to basic water skills that can be utilised when working with people in the water
•    practical sessions to demonstrate:

  • handling and positioning of clients in the water
  • methods of safe pool entry/exit
  • the use of flotation aids
  • the use of the aquatic hoist

Does the program have any prerequisites?

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?

Cost: $190 incl. GST for individuals

How long is the course?

Duration: Half day
Time: Please see scheduled times or enquire below.

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 21 Apr 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Hydrotherapy Pool Register