ATACP accredited Foundation programme Hydrotherapy (Taught element)

Course/Conference Details

£275 - members only £320 non-members (non members please contact to book a place)
Calaiswood School, 1 Turnstone Rd, Dunfermline, KY11 8JZ

55.378051, -3.435973

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Ideally suited to members in the Scottish location


Independent ATACP member

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APCP Scottish Committee

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Accredited foundation programme- Practical skills to align with NICE guidelines.  

Session 1 

 • Discuss the relevant physical properties of water.  

• Relate these properties to therapeutic techniques in the water. 

 • Relate 1 and 2 both to the treatment of patients, and to the changes that specific conditions may cause to a person’s “Physical Properties”.  

• Demonstrate an understanding of the physical properties of water to strengthening techniques in the pool.  

• Appreciate and experience the effects of buoyancy, turbulence and the metacentre on a body in water.  

 Session 2 

 • Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of immersion on the physiology of the human body.  

• Relate these changes to the safe screening of patients prior to aquatic therapy.  

• Evaluate the effectiveness of aquatic therapy in a variety of clinical settings.  

• Demonstrate the ability to confidently use various flotation devices in regard to patient handling. 

 • Demonstrate the ability to utilise the physical properties of water to improve range of movement for patients with stiff joints or tight soft tissues. 

 • Demonstrate safe therapeutic handing of a patent in water.  

 Session 3  

• Demonstrate an understanding of the main Health and Safety legislation, and its implications on running an aquatic therapy service.  

• Demonstrate an understanding of water disinfection related to the pool environment.  

• Relate the above to maintaining a safe environment for staff and users including the ability to risk assess. 

 • Demonstrate treatment skills including relaxation, stabilisation, and balance work.  

• Relate these skills to the management of a variety of patient problems.   

Session 4 

 • Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills in devising a treatment programme for patients with a variety of problems. 

 • Demonstrate an appropriate selection of treatment techniques for these patients. 

*Please note this is a practical course and you will be required to enter the pool.

*Please bring appropriate swimwear and a towel.

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