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Aquatic Rehabilitation at East Carolina University. RCTX 5000 Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation. Intended for RT, OT, PT, Adaptive PE, Speech and other Allied Health Professionals

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Aquatic Rehabilitation at East Carolina University


RCTX 5000Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation

  • Intended for RT, OT, PT, Adaptive PE, Speech and other Allied Health Professionals

  • Become confident and competent in Halliwick, WATSU®, Bad Ragaz, Ai Chi, Ai Chi Ne, and various other aquatic therapy techniques

  • Learn properties of water, principles of Aquatic Therapy, and movement mechanics

  • Clinical design, treatment options, risk management, safety, leadership and training, and facility design and management


In Pool Classroom

  • Located at the PCMH Rehab Pool

  • State of the art aquatic facility

  • 93 degree water

  • Lift and ramp accessible

  • Aquatic equipment available for all populations


Bad Ragaz Technique


WATSU® Technique


Ai Chi Ne

  • Learn balance

  • Great 1:1 technique

  • Provides focus

  • Great with patients with neurological impairments

  • Improved respiratory function

  • Calming


RCTX 5001Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation

  • Review diagnostic categories of orthopedic impairments, neurological impairments, development disabilities, musculoskeletal disorders and cardiopulmonary disorders

  • Identify strengths/needs of specific patient types

  • Identify appropriate aquatic therapy interventions

  • Demonstrate aquatic therapy interventions related to specific land-based problems

  • Discuss documentation, reimbursement and the continuum of care in aquatic therapy


Developing Trunk Stability


Discussing Patient Concerns


Facilitating Trunk Elongation


Relearning Leisure Pursuits


Safety, Safety, Safety


Reciprocal Arm Movements


Confident, Competent Therapists


Check Out RCTX 5000 & 5001

  • Both courses taught at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Pool

  • 36 hours

  • Weekends only (3 weekends per semester)

  • Experiential training for competent development of intervention skills and aquatic therapy knowledge

  • Great preparation for the ATRI Aquatic Therapy certification exam

    • ECU has plans to host the ATRI certification exam


Aquatic Therapy Certificate Program

  • Certificate Requirements (12 hours)

  • RCTX 5000 Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation (3)RCTX 5001 Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation (3)RCLS 5100 Aquatics Facilities Management (3)

  • Choose 3 hours (min.):RCLS 5101 Waterfront Facility Operations (3)EXSS 5904 Adaptive Aquatics (2)Other courses related to disability, aquatics, or health approved by Certificate Director

  • National certifications required in First Aid and CPR.


To Get Started….

  • All students must be Undergraduate Seniors or Graduate Students enrolled at East Carolina University

  • For those not enrolled at ECU, please visit http://www.ecu.edu/gradschool/default.htmto complete an on-line application

    • Non-degree earning students may enroll as a “non-degree” earning student to complete certificate program

  • After receiving notice of your application status, contact the RCLS departmental secretary at (252) 328-4640 to enroll.

  • Specific fees and course weekends can be located at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/options/cost/index.cfm


For more information

Contacts:

  • Instructor donna Mooneyham, MAEd, LRT/CTRS

    [email protected]

  • Wendy Hughes, MS, LRT/CTRS

    ECU, Certificate Director

    [email protected]


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