Post Polio Water Work: Conserve to Preserve

By: Mary Essert BA, ATRIC and Vickie Ramsey RN, CPC
without CE $32.50

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Approved for:
3.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
2.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
3 Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI)
1.0 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
25 National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
2.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
2.0 YMCA
2 Council on Prof. Stand. Kinesiotherapy (COPS-KT)
3.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
0.2 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Performance Skills

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Education Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Target Audience: Aquatic Fitness Professional, Group Fitness, Personal Trainer, Therapy

Course Description:
As a health-fitness professional, you may encounter clients with Post Polio Syndrome. Exercise is important, but can easily cause or accelerate serious problems. It is imperative to understand how to effectively and safely work with these clients without causing harm to occur or symptoms to re-occur. Although this course focuses on water exercise, the information is valuable to land exercise as well. Techniques to increase range of motion, strength, endurance and relaxation are clearly shown. Videos and text emphasize independence and functional fitness as the goal. Learn important guidelines for how to work with clients with Post Polio Syndrome and learn how to help them "Conserve to Preserve" to improve and maintain quality of life.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Learn about the etiology of Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) including causes, vaccines, common symptoms, criteria for diagnosing, and treatment for PPS.
  • Understand the benefits of exercise for PPS and the differences the aquatic environment provides.
  • Understand general programming guidelines and exercise program guidelines including program options, water variables, monitoring intensity, precautions, and equipment use.
  • Learn warm up, breathing and posture, strength and range of motion, lower extremity, aerobic, and cool down aquatic exercises recommended for clients with Post Polio Syndrome.

ISBN# 978-1-935746-40-9

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