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The Official Newsletter of the Aquatic Resources Network
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Fibro Funk
ATU: Pocketbook Friendly
Pool Rental Wisdom
Borg is Better
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Aqua Creek Products
aqua creek lift
New to eSplash
h2o gym
A Wonderful Gift Under Anyone's Tree
Aquatic Sensory Integration for the Child

aqautic sensory integration book and wreath

Activities Include:

Hot Tub Party
Shower Picnic
Car Wash
Get Dressed Relay
Wall Blasters
Feed the Dolphin
(and over 50 more innovative play-based exercises)

(therapist edition)

(DVD-only for caregivers and families)

Watch the "Get Dressed Relay"

Get more info here

Issue #56  7 December 2009
Aquatic Therapy Denial... Would you pay?
Pain from fibromyalgia - does aquatic therapy help? Is aquatic therapy more appropriate than land? A 54-year-old female with a history of fibromyalgia requests reimbursement for her aquatic therapy. Her plan denied these requests based upon a determination that the therapy was not medically necessary.

Was her aquatic therapy denial overturned?
Aquatic Therapy University:Low-Cost/Small-Footprint
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Main Campus Classes

Christmas pinching your wallet and Congress squeezing your paycheck? We feel your pain. That is why Aquatic Therapy University is doing its part to make your CE dollars go further. Our airport services over 110 non-stop cities. That means cheaper airfare. Stay at Staybridge Suites, our official hotel sponsor, for $74/night and get free shuttle service. That means no car rental. And with breakfast provided at the hotel and hot meals provided on-campus, that means you can virtually eat for free.

Enroll now in one of our upcoming Winter classes and see what we mean when we say ATU is provable, profitable and remarkable.

Jan 14: GS901-I Want to Teach!
Jan 15: GS701-Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp
Jan 15-16: MS701-Water-Based Intervention for the Musculoskeletal Client

Feb 12: GS701-Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp
Feb 12-13: GE701-Water-Based Intervention for the Geriatric Client

Mar 12: GS701-Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp
Mar 12-13: PS701-Water-Based Intervention for the Pediatric Client
Overheard on Social Network...
payment for pool use 
Reader Question: I operate my Aquatic Therapy [practice] out of our local YMCA pool....

They renegotiated my contract to charge me directly a flat fee and they would no longer be collecting from the patients directly.

Can I break down that new fee and charge my patients the balance that they would have paid to the Y or do I need to consider this a "cost of doing business" expense?

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Download of the Week: Borg Scale for Aquatic Exercise in Cardiac Population?

Borg scaleStruggling to find actual research PDFs online? Enjoy our new feature: Download of the Week.

Today's Article: The Borg scale as an important tool of self-monitoring and self-regulation of exercise prescription in heart failure patients during hydrotherapy (Carvalho; 2009)


Excerpt: Exercise guided by the Borg scale maintains the patient's HR between the anaerobic threshold and respiratory compensation point (ie, in the exercise training zone).....  
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Before signing up for an ATU class, students must pay a one-time enrollment fee of $75. Enroll before Jan 5th and we will waive that fee.
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