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Novel Aquatic Balance, Proprioception & Fall Prevention Strategies
Taught By: Andrea Salzman, MS, PT

October 8-9, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

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A 4-hr ATU Bootcamp is offered at no additional cost immediately prior to this class (see next column for schedule). This class is required before taking any ATU course (current water-gurus excepted).


A 18 hr. training module packed into 2 days (4 hr. Boot Camp plus 14 hr. main course). Designed to progress beyond the commonly used methods of challenging balance and proprioception in the water. Provides adaptations appropriate for both children and adults. Includes research findings which support balance and proprioceptive training in water. Provides in-water instruction of: Andrea Salzman's adaptations of the Berg, Aquatic Blanket Drills (ABD), Aquatic Sensory Integration (ASI), rhythmic stabilization, modified underwater weight-bearing, developmental sequencing (on mat and pool bottom), and other novel methods to hone balance, gait, and proprioceptive skills.


  1. Document medical necessity for aquatic therapy and locate what payers (including Medicare) have to say about its use for balance and fall prevention (lecture)

  2. Make a 3 minute verbal “case” for providing aquatic therapy services for a patient with a high-fall risk and for a patient with proprioceptive deficits. Be able to identify and locate supportive research to bolster case (lecture)
  3. Progress a specific aquatic task (such as Berg balance drills) from a lower level of function towards increased independence. Demonstrate skilled use of verbal and tactile cueing to engage patient participation (lab)
  4. Perform 3-4 activities, exercises or tasks derived from the following techniques:
  • Aquatic adaptations of the Berg Balance Tasks
  • Salzman’s Aquatic Blanket Drills (ABD)
  • Aquatic Sensory Integration (ASI)
  • Rhythmic stabilization
  • Modified underwater weight-bearing
  • Developmental sequencing (on mat and pool bottom) (lab)
  1. Working with a partner, design and implement a 15-minute aquatic treatment plan (including equipment selection) for 1-2 of the following:
  • Patient with repetitive ankle sprains or shoulder subluxation/dislocation
  • Patient with high fall risk
  • Patient with Parkinson’s disease or other progressive neurological disease
  • Patient who is s/p CVA or other non-progressive neurological insult (lab)

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ATU Schedule

Friday AM (Bootcamp)
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30 Lecture
10:30-1:15 Pool lab

Friday PM (Main course)
2:00-2:30 Registration
2:30-4:15 Lecture
4:15-5:00 Supper
5:00-9:00 Pool lab

9:00-12:00 Lecture
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-3:30 Pool lab
3:30-4:00 Energy break
4:00-6:30 Pool lab

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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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