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Virginia Graeme Baker Act
Managing Fibromyalgia
Mitigating Hygiene Contraindications
Last-Gasp Webinar Courses for December
Eugene Update
Just 3 Slots Left for Peggy Schoedinger's Aquatic Therapy Course
Eugene, Oregon
Nov 14-16, 2008

No more procrastinating. Peggy's seminar is almost full. If you live on the West Coast, register now for this advanced 3-Day Hands-On course.

peggy schoedinger

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Minneapolis Update
Minneapolis Seminar Coming Soon on DVD!

Though our Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy course sold-out, never fear. We are videotaping all our classroom sessions for those of you who will miss it. The 9-hour package will come complete with DVDs, evidence- based bibliographies and detailed course handouts.


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Issue #9   13 Oct 2008
Are You Ready to Comply?
virginia graeme baker 
The Dec. 19 deadline for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act is fast approaching. Failure to comply could result in fines up to $1.8 million or jail time. Are you ready?

If not, Aquatics International is hosting a FREE Webcast on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. PST, 2 p.m., EST. The Webcast will feature experts from CPSC and APSP, as well as other industry pros in a roundtable discussion. It will be followed by a Q&A session.

[Editor's note: We are waiting to hear from the compliance board about whether pools which are strictly used for therapy and not available to the public at any time must comply by this date. More to follow....]
Fibromyalgia Comes to the Waters
fibromyalgia pain 
Don't you just love to be right? Who knew aquatic therapy was good for the patient with fibromyalgia? YOU KNEW! (Do the end-zone dance now). Read the 2008 systematic review that makes believers of us all...
Read more here...
Addressing Hygiene Issues in Aquatic Therapy
portapotty Products and procedures for opening up access to your pool

Incontinence often stands in the way for patients to experience the joys and triumphs associated with aquatic therapy. And although bowel incontinence can be a strong precaution -- or even a contraindication - for water therapy, these limitations can be limited.

Read more here...
Sample incontinence policy (pdf)...
Last-Gasp Webinars Coming in December
Short of continuing education credits this year? Don't have the time or money to travel? With just a few mouse clicks, you can earn up to 6 CEUs from the comfort of your own home or office by joining one of our four online webinars.
  1. Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy for the Fibromyalgia Patient
  2. Aquatic Sensory Integration: 16 Fabulous Treatment Ideas for the Pediatric Therapist
  3. Marketing your Aquatic Therapy Practice (without buying anyone lunch)
  4. Community Pool Use: Insurance Coverage, Rental Agreements and Medicare Regulations (oh my!)
Each class will be held live every Tuesday in December. Price is $199 per webinar and will include detailed handouts, bibliographies, and more. Invite your entire office for a long lunch and learn session. Stay tuned to eSplash in the coming weeks for more info.