Source: Aquatic Therapy University

Blaine, Minnesota, January 13, 2012-Aquatic Therapy University (ATU) announces an Aquatic Therapy Boot Camp webinar, "Core Concepts of Water-Based Intervention," scheduled for February 23, 2012, Noon EST. This is first in a series of evidence-based education opportunities created in concert with the Medical Fitness Association and open to the entire aquatic industry. The 60-minute webinar, taught by industry guru, Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, Program Director of Aquatic Therapy University, will take a functional look at aquatic therapy fundamentals for any discipline.

"Our facilities all want to treat the whole person and aquatic post-rehab is near and dear to achieving that," said Jim Gallagher, Director of Business Development at the Medical Fitness Association. "But, he explained "the CE quality isn't there. That is why we asked ATU to host our first aquatic webinar. So our global members can learn from the best clinical leaders in the field."

Salzman takes a fresh approach in this webinar that keeps the pace moving-ideal for facilities looking for a lunch-n-learn opportunity to educate land-based staff on when to refer to the pool. Attendees will leave with a clear awareness of why water works therapeutically and access to the blue ribbon-research (a proprietary database of over 8000 abstracts) to back it up. Details on learning objectives and outcomes are found at the ATU site.

"Our webinar makes it feasible for a program director to bring 60-minutes of evidence-based aquatic training to their entire team," said Salzman. "By partnering with us, the Medical Fitness Association has made it possible for facilities across the globe to attend ATU-caliber trainings, without spending a dime on travel." The one-hour webinar is open to all, free for MFA members ($99 for non-MFA members). ATU courses are open to anyone with internet access. You do not need to be a MFA member. To register, click on this link. For questions please call Mr. Lee Salzman at 800-680-8624 or 612-424-5490, or send him an email at lsalzman@aquaticnet.com. Andrea Salzman, MS, PT Andrea Salzman has assisted hundreds of facilities during the start-up and training phases of their aquatic practice. She is Founder of the Aquatic Resources Network, the largest multidisciplinary clearinghouse of information on aquatic therapy. She is Vice President of 10K Health, LLC, a temporary staffing agency and author of five textbooks. In 2010, Salzman received the highest honor given to an aquatic physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. Aquatic Therapy University Considered the gold-standard in post-graduate hydrotherapy training, Aquatic Therapy University (ATU) offers an evidence-based curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the high clinical standards demanded by physical and occupational therapists worldwide. Students receive industry-recognized credentialing in pediatric, geriatric, orthopedic, neurologic and sports rehabilitation.

Medical Fitness Association The Medical Fitness Association (MFA), a non-profit, membership organization, was formed in 1991 to assist medically integrated health and fitness centers achieve their full potential. The MFA is one hundred percent focused on medical fitness and is the first association to have focused on hospital fitness and wellness. Medical fitness is our #1 mission and our only mission.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.