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In This Issue
Virginia Graeme Baker Act
Use of Water Dance in Treating CP
Sacrificing Your Body
How to Bypass Grubby TSA Searches and Get Your CEUs Too
Seminar Update
Peggy Schoedinger's Hands-On Aquatic Therapy Course
Eugene, Oregon
Nov 14-16, 2008

There is one week left to get your Early-Bird registration in for our West Coast Aquatic Therapy class. Size is limited to 25 in order to preserve that intimate one-on-one attention Peggy is known for. Get 10% off between now and October 10th.

Click for more info on this West Coast class...

Peggy Bad Ragaz

Minneapolis Update
All Seats for October Seminar in Minneapolis Have Been Filled

Though our Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy course is now closed, never fear. We are preparing next year's seminar schedule as we speak. Expect to see more courses given by more speakers in more locations in 2009 than ever offered before.

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Issue #8   6 Oct 2008
Countdown to your shutdown...72 days
kids swimming December 19, 2008 is the date for compliance

On December 19, 2007, the President signed into law the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, named after the daughter of Nancy Baker and the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker. Virginia Graeme Baker drowned in a tragic incident in 2002 after the suction from a spa drain entrapped her under the water.

The Act specifies that on or after December 19, 2008, all operating public swimming pools, wading pools, spas and hot tubs must meet requirements for installation of compliant drain covers. Is your pool safe?
Go to to find out more...

[Editor's note: Some states do not consider therapy or medical use pools as "public pools". Must these pools comply? More in next issue of eSplash...]
Healing Dance for Cerebral Palsy
healing dance 
We have a particularly touching thread going on now at our AquaticNet social network. It  involves one therapist's treatment of a profoundly disabled woman with CP and the rewarding result that awaited her after using healing dance as a modality.
Read the meme here...
Sacrificing Your Body
teeth Quick-links to those (literally) burning questions

Aquatic professionals ask us the same questions over and over. Here's one for all of you wondering how those years and years in the pool affects your skin, hair, eyes, stomach and even teeth.

Read our quick-links here...
Online Seminars for the World-Weary
tsa search Beat the CEU rush with our Last Gasp webinars coming in December

Running out of time to get your 2008 continuing education credits? Don't like to travel?

This year, bypass the nightmare of smokey hotel rooms and embarrassing body searches by registering for our Last Gasp Aquatic Therapy eCourses instead.

Pick the topics (online poll).

Price is $199 per webinar and includes detailed handouts, bibliographies, CEU credits for OTs, ATCs and PTs and more!

With a few clicks of a mouse, you can get up to 6 CEUs from the comfort of your own home or office by joining one of our four online webinars.