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  • Aquatic Rehabilitation at East Carolina University
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  • RCTX 5000 Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation Intended for RT, OT, PT, Adaptive PE, Speech and other Allied Health Professionals 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 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 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 Clinical design, treatment options, risk management, safety, leadership and training, and facility design and management
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  • In Pool Classroom Located at the PCMH Rehab Pool Located at the PCMH Rehab Pool State of the art aquatic facility State of the art aquatic facility 93 degree water 93 degree water Lift and ramp accessible Lift and ramp accessible Aquatic equipment available for all populations Aquatic equipment available for all populations
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  • Bad Ragaz Technique
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  • WATSU Technique
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  • Ai Chi Ne Learn balance Learn balance Great 1:1 technique Great 1:1 technique Provides focus Provides focus Great with patients with neurological impairments Great with patients with neurological impairments Improved respiratory function Improved respiratory function Calming Calming
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  • RCTX 5001 Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation Review diagnostic categories of orthopedic impairments, neurological impairments, development disabilities, musculoskeletal disorders and cardiopulmonary disorders Review diagnostic categories of orthopedic impairments, neurological impairments, development disabilities, musculoskeletal disorders and cardiopulmonary disorders Identify strengths/needs of specific patient types Identify strengths/needs of specific patient types Identify appropriate aquatic therapy interventions Identify appropriate aquatic therapy interventions Demonstrate aquatic therapy interventions related to specific land-based problems Demonstrate aquatic therapy interventions related to specific land-based problems Discuss documentation, reimbursement and the continuum of care in aquatic therapy Discuss documentation, reimbursement and the continuum of care in aquatic therapy
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  • Developing Trunk Stability
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  • Discussing Patient Concerns
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  • Facilitating Trunk Elongation
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  • Relearning Leisure Pursuits
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  • Safety, Safety, Safety
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  • Reciprocal Arm Movements
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  • Confident, Competent Therapists
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  • Check Out RCTX 5000 & 5001 Both courses taught at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Pool Both courses taught at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Pool 36 hours 36 hours Weekends only (3 weekends per semester) Weekends only (3 weekends per semester) Experiential training for competent development of intervention skills and aquatic therapy knowledge Experiential training for competent development of intervention skills and aquatic therapy knowledge Great preparation for the ATRI Aquatic Therapy certification exam Great preparation for the ATRI Aquatic Therapy certification exam ECU has plans to host the ATRI certification exam
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  • Aquatic Therapy Certificate Program Certificate Requirements (12 hours) Certificate Requirements (12 hours) RCTX 5000 Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) RCTX 5001 Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) RCLS 5100 Aquatics Facility Management (3) RCTX 5000 Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) RCTX 5001 Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) RCLS 5100 Aquatics Facility Management (3) Choose 3 hours (min.): Other courses related to disability, aquatics, or health approved by Certificate Director Choose 3 hours (min.): Other courses related to disability, aquatics, or health approved by Certificate Director National certifications required in First Aid and CPR. National certifications required in First Aid and CPR.
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  • To Get Started. All students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program or a non-degree graduate student with a bachelors degree. All students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program or a non-degree graduate student with a bachelors degree. For those not enrolled at ECU, please visit http://www.ecu.edu/gradschool/default.htm to complete an on-line application For those not enrolled at ECU, please visit http://www.ecu.edu/gradschool/default.htm to complete an on-line application http://www.ecu.edu/gradschool/default.htm 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. 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 Specific fees and course weekends can be located at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/options/cost/index.cfm http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/options/cost/index.cfm
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  • For more information Contacts: Instructor donna Mooneyham, MAEd, LRT/CTRS Instructor donna Mooneyham, MAEd, LRT/CTRS thepoolguru@captjerry.com thepoolguru@captjerry.comthepoolguru@captjerry.com Dr. Robert Wendling Dr. Robert Wendling ECU, Certificate Director ECU, Certificate Director wendlingr@ecu.edu wendlingr@ecu.eduwendlingr@ecu.edu