What one population has gained the most support for aquatic intervention in the last 5 years? The total joint replacement patient! The water provides the perfect environment to address all that ails these surgical clients and therapists who introduce their clients to this soothing medium quickly become heroes. This class is designed to tap into this groundswell of popular and academic support.
This class will focus exclusively on the total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) patient, both pre- and post-surgery. Provides detailed instruction on creative ways to address edema, pain, gait abnomalities, decreased weight-bearing, and enhance proprioception, ROM and strength. Addresses the payer's needs for documentation and progression of treatment. Examines recent research findings which support aquatic therapy for this population and teaches attendees to tap into a growing market by proactively seeking referrals.