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Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute
National Aquatic Therapy Conference

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  • Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 - Sun, Apr 14, 2019
  • Time: 9:03 pm - 8:00 am
  • Venue: Westin O’Hare (Rosemont, IL)
  • Location: Chicago, IL

Tuition/Fee Schedule

2636 – Ortho Application of Suspension and Balance – Anne Pringle Burnell, ATRIC [Pool Workshop]
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – (8:00-11:00 am) – 3.0 credit hours
Course: #2636Level: Intermediate3 Hours

Suspension exercise has been a way for athletes to train when away from a gym, most notably TRX developer Randy Hetrick, former Navy Seal Commander. There are many different types of suspension systems for use with multiple populations. This type of body weight suspension training activates the core, shifts the center of gravity, and focuses on both mobility and stability. Translating these exercises to the aquatic environment lightens the load, and makes them accessible to a larger patient population, and older adults who need strength and balance recovery. Pilates spring resistance exercises activate core strength and whole body in the lean out from the anchor in facing front, side, and back. In addition to the anchored suspension training systems, we introduce the concepts from the aerial world of suspension in an open kinetic chain using balance, stabilization and mobilization exercises.

2639 – Aquatic Pilates for Balance – Anne Pringle Burnell, ATRIC [Pool Workshop]
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – (1:30-4:30 pm) – 3.0 credit hour
Course: #2639Level: Intermediate3 Hours

Experience Pilates exercises which strengthen the core stabilizers for corrective functional movement. This course explores protocols for preventing falls and Aqua Pilates exercises applied together to quicken reaction time and recovery in the safe environment of the water. Learn exercises for core stability based in Pilates and dynamic balance training based in applied functional science.