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Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp
Taught By: Andrea Salzman, MS, PT

Offered as 4-hr preconference at
every Minneapolis class

See our 2014 schedule here
Or bring this EXACT class to your pool.


A 4-hour training module designed to serve as a fast-paced, hands-on lab of aquatic therapy fundamentals. Strongly recommended to all new ATU students, especially those with < 1 year of aquatic experience. May be used as a supplemental course for individuals looking for greater awareness of “why water works” therapeutically or for individuals looking for extra CEU hours -- at no additional cost.


1. Demonstrate an appropriate aquatic handling technique under 1-2 of the following therapeutic scenarios: non-weight-bearing, hydrophobic, asymmetric center of buoyancy, fragile skin, hypersensitivity to touch, non-verbal communication, poor head and trunk righting skills, aspiration risk (lab)

2. Demonstrate 1-2 aquatic therapy tasks which capitalize on hydrodynamic and thermal properties of water (lab)

3. Alter movement difficulty by manipulating 2-3 of the following: buoyancy, velocity, streamlining, levers, frontal surface area, and momentum (lab)

4. Design 3-4 therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises using fundamental hydrodynamic and thermal principles (lab)

5. Recite 8-10 general precautions and contraindications to aquatic therapy (lecture)

6. Visually identify 8-10 types of aquatic therapy equipment and use that equipment appropriately in at least 1 situation in water (lab)

7. Verbally identify 4-5 aquatic specialty techniques (such as Watsu®) and where to obtain additional information on these techniques (lecture).

For stand-alone registrations only.
If you are attending any main campus class, you do not need to register seperately for Boot Camp.

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ATU Schedule

Friday AM (Bootcamp)
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-10:45 Lecture
10:45-12:45 Pool lab
12:45-1:45 Lunch (provided to all attending Main Course)

All Minneapolis main courses start at 2:00 PM on Friday (after Boot Camp).

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Schedule Changes
Due to unforeseen
circumstances or events,
ATU schedules, instructors
or venues are subject to
change without notice.

Cancellation Policy
The final date for refunds (minus $175 reseating fee) for cancellations by students is 2 wks before class start date. No refunds given for cancellations after this date.



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