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Introduction to AquaStretch™ - A New Aquatic Manual Release Technique
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A continuing education program hosted by the San Diego District of CPTA.

8/16/2014
When: 8/16/2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr.
La Mesa, CA  91942
Presenter: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC
Contact: Rosalia Arellano, MSPT, NCS

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This beginner/intermediate level course presents the foundations and applications of AquaStretch™, a new form of individual and facilitated aquatic exercise that is a myofascial release technique performed in shallow water. Successful in treating patients with chronic pain to elite athletes, AquaStretch™ theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions utilizing a combination of the facilitator/therapist’s manual pressure and the patient’s active movement. By restoring flexibility & reduce pain, AquaStretch™ helps to improve function, quality of life, sleep ability, and overall health.

Participants will learn positions and grips for several introductory AquaStretch™ techniques and the following practice procedures:

Understanding AquaStretch™ theory
Dialogue with patients/ clients regarding pain
Grips and holds for several body regions
How to safely apply stretch resistance using 5-15 pound weights on lower extremities
Explaining and facilitating intuitive movement

​Registration includes: 5# water weight, pool noodle, foam collar, extensive handout.
Supplies Needed: Swim suit and towel.

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