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Aquatic Sensory Integration for the Child

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Activities Include:

Hot Tub Party
Shower Picnic
Car Wash
Get Dressed Relay
Wall Blasters
Feed the Dolphin
and over 50 more

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Spring 2009 Seminars


Peds Aquatic Therapy
Mar 19-21--Durham, NC
Mar 27-28--San Mateo, CA
May 21-23-- Mpls, MN


Peggy Schoedinger

Apr 17-19--Sarasota, FL

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Issue #27   2 Mar 2009
New Thera-Band Research
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So which do you think would make for a better workout? Using elastic band, such as thera-band, to work-out or jumping into the nearest pool? Inquiring minds wanted to know... so a team in Spain published their research findings last month.

And the winner is...
Payment Alternatives During a Recession
rubber duckyAbout to lose your patients? Try your hand at fundraising.

If your state is looking to cut off therapy services for the poor, take a look at what other facilities have done to help keep their customers from canceling their rehab altogether. When the chips are down and big government is failing you, go to the people who care the most; the warm-hearted members of your own neighborhood.

Read more here..
The Blessings of Ozone
tesla coil
Your pool making you itch or giving your people a bad case of contact dermatitis? Consider the virtues of ozone.

Ozone is an excellent oxidizing agent -- thousands of times faster than chlorine or bromine at removing organic and inorganic contaminants and pathogens from the water. Because ozone is only being generated when the pool water is circulating, and ozone leaves no residual for killing bacteria about to be introduced into the water, it must be used in conjunction with chlorine or bromine if continuous disinfection of pool water is desired. However, use of ozone results in a reduced halogen consumption. Less bromine or chlorine are needed to maintain the oxidation reduction potential (ORP), and lower halogen residuals are required.

Pediatric Aquaticists: Join us at the Melting Pot
melting pot restaurantSan Mateo registrants to meet and compare notes at notable local eatery

The Melting Pot is not your parent's restaurant. Or maybe it is if your folks jumped on the fondue bandwagon when you were growing up. Here, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners. Come and join the fun.

Our March peds course in San Mateo is now a go. In fact, we are now holding an extra 10 seats open just for late-comers. If you've always wanted to learn how to treat the special-needs child, now is the time to sign up.  This is our only West Coast peds class so if you know any pediatric therapists who may be interested in this course, please share this message with them.

Friday, Mar 27th

1:00-1:30 Registration
1:30-2:00 Online orientation to Aquatic Therapy Command Center (lecture)
2:00-3:00 Relationship of hydrodynamic principles to physical impairments and sensory processing deficits (lecture)
3:00-4:30 Integration of primitive motor reflexes in the aquatic environment (lecture)
4:30-5:15 Dinner (provided) & change for pool
5:15-8:15 Introduction to WatsuŽ, Bad Ragaz, and manual therapies (pool lab)

Saturday, Mar 28th

8:00-9:00 Arrangement of aquatic activities for natural progression of functional outcomes based on deficits (lecture)
9:00-10:00 Aquatic sensory integration strategies for vestibular, tactile, propriception, visual, and auditory processing difficulties (lecture & land lab)
10:00-11:00 Video of actual pediatric treatment sessions and discussion (video)
11:00-11:45 Lunch (provided) and change for pool
11:45-2:00 Finish manual therapies and begin sensory integration strategies (pool lab)
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-2:45 Deck-based learning stations (pool lab)
2:45-5:00 Sensory stations for the pool and application of techniques to case studies (pool lab)

(Notice: Schedule subject to change without prior notice)

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Register early for our pediatric seminars and receive our new Aquatic Sensory Integration DVD for free.

Included with this break-through video, you get the low-down on over 60 innovative aquatic activities for treating the special-needs child. You will also receive a seminar handout bursting with 100 pages of lab notes, bibliographies and post-test for CEU credit for your whole staff.

To get this FREE gift, you must register by:
April 9th for Minneapolis, MN seminar