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Overview

Hydrotherapy is the use of exercise therapy in a pool to aid and reduce recovery time for post-surgery patients and patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. It can also be used for the rehabilitation of the lower limb and back surgery when mobilisation is an issue.
The 1-day workshop focuses on the clinical application of Aquatic Physiotherapy management for commonly treated musculoskeletal conditions. Participants will learn to critically evaluate the choice of water versus land as a treatment environment for their patient. Learn a range of strength, mobility, stretching, functional activities, balance, co-ordination and fitness activities that take into account the properties of water.

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What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the major physics and physiological effects of immersion for musculoskeletal and aged patients.
  • Identify major precautions and screening issues in musculoskeletal and aged care clients for hydrotherapy consideration to problem solve these issues.
  • Compare the benefits of land versus water as a treatment environment for a given condition and then apply as a treatment using appropriate techniques and skills. The participant should be able to discuss the integration of land and water techniques where applicable
  • List physiological properties of water that may assist with pain management and the range of positions and techniques that can be used to manage pain for patients with back pain and hip/knee pain.
  • Demonstrate a wide range of aquatic strengthening exercises and progressions using position or equipment.
  • List and demonstrate a wide range of movement exercises, stretches, mobilisation and soft tissue techniques used in management of specific conditions that affect the lumbar spine or lower limb.
  • Plan an aquatic treatment programme for a patient with a common musculoskeletal condition (e.g. hip or knee joint replacement, acute or chronic back issue, arthritis, osteoporosis) in the hydrotherapy pool following an on-land assessment.
  • Evaluate the choice of water versus land as a treatment environment.
  • Perform a range of strength, mobility, stretching, functional activities, balance, co-ordination and fitness activities that take into account the properties of water.
  • Create short classes for arthritis or balance.

Who Should Attend

  • Graduate physiotherapists who have treated, or have an interest in treating clients with musculoskeletal conditions including hip and knee arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis.
  • Physiotherapists who work in aged care where maintaining and improving balance, function and mobility is important.
 

Prerequisites

  • Although some prior knowledge of aquatic physiotherapy would be beneficial, it is not necessary.
  • Physiotherapy graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and skill to the aquatic environment.
 

Workshop Attire

  • No bikinis for ladies.
  • Men to wear pool shirts (polyester, lycra material that doesn’t hold water) or a rash guard.
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the workshop
  • Undertake non-credit assessment (during course).

Schedule

Date Venue
26 Jan 2019 (Sat) Singapore Sports School
1 Champions Way
Singapore 737913
Time Topics
8:15 am Welcome and Registration
8:30 am Theory Lecture
  1. Introduction
  2. Physics of immersion related to musculoskeletal clients
  3. Conditions treated: examples of conditions and reason for using aquatic
  4. Digital Case History
10:30 am Tea Break and Networking Session
10:45 am Theory Lecture
  1. Physiology of immersion related to musculoskeletal clients
  2. Precautions and contraindications related to musculoskeletal clients
  3. Digital Case History
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Pool Practice
  • Aquatic management of lumbar spine: pain management, strength, core stability, range of movement, function and fitness
3:00 pm Tea Break and Networking Session
3:30 pm Pool Practice
  • Aquatic management of commonly seen lower limb issues including hip and knee joint replacements.
  • Includes: pain management, strength, core stability, range of movement, function and fitness.
  • Balance options.
5:00 pm Quiz and Q&A
5:30 pm End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $856.00 $256.80* Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $856.00 $256.80 $96.80*
Non-Singaporeans $856.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Series Course Funding


In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:15 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 26 Jan 2019 (Sat)
Registration is Closed.

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