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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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Just Released!
Aquatic Sensory Integration for the Child

book   dvd

Activities Include:

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

Watch the "Get Dressed Relay"

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Issue #28   9 Mar 2009
We're Featured in this Month's NEWS-Line
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"I saw a woman die once," remembers Andrea Salzman, MS, PT. Having just finished her first year of college as a business major, Salzman spent time that summer volunteering at a nursing home. "It took about four months and I didn't realize she was dying until she was done. She had no terminal disease. During the first two months I visited, she was aggressively attempting to qualify for physical therapy. Her payer didn't believe she had further rehab potential. By month three, my friend realized that no one was going to work toward getting her out of that chair and into her own home. Even as a 19-year-old, I understood that she died of two things; lost hope and no touch. The next semester I changed my major and applied to physical therapy school."

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Painful Pool Side-Effects
do not enterAthlete's Foot. It's not just for athletes.

Athlete's foot can be picked up by walking barefoot in communal areas that are warm and humid, such as changing rooms and around a swimming pool.

Read here for ideas on treatment, prevention and ways to mitigate the risk at your facility.

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The Case of Anyah Raven Glossinger
anyah glossingerAutistic child's heart-rending drowning a lesson for all.

"It was only a matter of time until this happened" said a California state agent during the course of the investigation, as if the ticking time bomb that had sat right under the surface had finally blown.

Five-year old Anyah's drowning occurred during a therapy program and prompted police to seek charges of negligent manslaughter against her caregivers. Her death prompted an investigation by the state of California into the Little Bridges after-school program run by the United Cerebral Palsy organization for disabled children before a laundry list of disturbing findings forced the state of California to close the program permanently.

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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