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Canadian Aquatic Rehab Instructors


Tel: 416-817-9375
Email:
aquaticrehabpt@gmail.com

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COURSES

CARI offers courses to Rehab professionals in basic and advanced aquatic physical therapy to address all clients therapeutic goals.  CARI is able to tailor the aquatic instruction to Rehabilitation facilities, staff and patient population needs. The courses include theory and practice of aquatic therapy techniques, the latest research, use of outcome measures and the development of effective, evidence-based, sustainable programming.

Foundational Aquatic Therapy Theory Course

Part 1

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 CARI, is excited to announce the addition of this Free Online Course. It is 50 minutes and covers the basics of hydrodynamics, applied to rehabilitation. It is offered through Embodia, Canada's largest online continuing education platform for physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners. Part 1 is a prerequisite to Part 2 of Foundational Aquatic Therapy - which explores evidence-based practice and provides 2-3 hours of in-pool practice. 

UPCOMING & CURRENT 

COURSE OFFERINGS

Aquatic Therapy Interest Group

 

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020, 2:30pm to 4:25pm

        Location: Clarkson Community Centre, Warm Water Pool 

                      2475 Truscott Drive, Mississauga, ON L5J 2B5

        Pool Entrance Fee is $11.50            

           

Purpose: To share, problem-solve and practice! 

RSVP with Alison at aquaticrehabpt@gmail.com

         

  

Aquatic Therapy - "Move with Ease"

 

Date: Friday April 3,2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

       Location: Spray Lakes Family Aquatic Centre, 

                      800 Griffin Rd E,

                      Cochrane, AB T4C 2B8

        Limited to: 30 participants

        Cost: $10 entrance fee         

        RSVP at aquaticrehabpt@gmail.com   

           

Instructors: Alison Bonnyman, PT

www.aquaticrehab.ca; Facebook at Canadian Aquatic Rehab

Course Description:

         Come and find out why a dip in the beautiful Spray Lakes warm water pool (32C) is so good for you! Water

         immersion is a powerful therapy. We meet on the pool deck at 6:30pm and spend the next 2 hours exploring all the

         benefits of moving with ease, off-loading joints and gently challenging balance and core strength. This session goes

         to 8:30pm and is open to the Cochrane community… you don’t need to be a healthcare provider to appreciate healing

         waters! 

        CARI courses provide an up-to-date review of the research, techniques and protocols in aquatic therapy. Assessment,

        treatment, progression and goal attainment in the water environment are addressed. Come away with creative,

        specific aquatic tools to enhance your practice and client health outcomes. Certificates are provided. Instructor is

        Alison Bonnyman, a physiotherapist, founder of Canadian Aquatic Rehab Instructors and International Aquatic                     Therapy Faculty certified. Alison Bonnyman is a physiotherapist who has taught advanced aquatic therapy across                 Canada and internationally.  Her practical, research-backed approach will make for an informative, fun and healthy             evening.

Half-day Foundational Aquatic Therapy,

Part 2, The Practical 

Date: Saturday April 4, 2020, 8:00am to 12:00pm

        Location: Spray Lakes Family Aquatic Centre, 

                      800 Griffin Rd E,

                      Cochrane, AB T4C 2B8

           

Instructors: Alison Bonnyman, PT

www.aquaticrehab.ca; Facebook at Canadian Aquatic Rehab 

Fee: $150 each 1/2 day session | $275 for full day | $500 for 2 days

Course Description:

         An indepth and applied study of hydrodynamics as applied to the physiology of immersion and exercise prescription.

         You want to take full advantage of the immersive benefits for all populations and conditions. Contraindications and

         precautions are detailed and you learn to modify your exercises and maximize your pool time with individuals with

         challenging health conditions. The focus will be on effective treatment programs to address therapeutic goals such as

         strength, ROM, balance, gait and function. This course offers 2.5 hours of in-pool sessions. Manuals are provided. All

         participants are required to complete the 1-hour online Part 1,Foundational Aquatic Therapy course

         (http://bit.ly/2Te2ezB) prior to Part 2.

         SCHEDULE:

         8am to 9:15am – Land Lecture -Hydrodynamics; Evidence-Based, Condition specific; 

         9:30 to 12:00pm – Pool Practicum: Hydrodynamics applied; techniques to achieve therapeutic goals

         To Register: email Alison @ aquaticrehabpt@gmail.com

                           (Registration is complete upon completion of e-Transfer payment)

Half-day Aquatic Therapy in Paediatrics: An Update

Date: Saturday April 4, 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

        Location: Spray Lakes Family Aquatic Centre, 

                      800 Griffin Rd E,

                      Cochrane, AB T4C 2B8

           

Instructors: Alison Bonnyman, PT

www.aquaticrehab.ca; Facebook at Canadian Aquatic Rehab 

Fee: $150 each 1/2 day session | $275 for full day | $500 for 2 days

Course Description:

         This half-day course is for therapists who value the enhanced environment of water to facilitate directed, therapeutic          play for children with special needs. A review of the evidence, hydrodynamics and current practice trends is followed          by 2+-hours of in-pool practice. 1:1 techniques to engage righting reactions, reduce spasticity, stimulate fine motor            control, trunk control and cognitive engagement will be practiced. 

         

         SCHEDULE:

         1pm – 2:15pm – recent research; protocols; therapeutic goals 

         2:30 – 5pm - Pool Practicum: ASD, spasticity, trunk control, Halliwick Method techniques

         To Register: email Alison @ aquaticrehabpt@gmail.com

                           (Registration is complete upon completion of e-Transfer payment)

Half-Day Aquatic Therapy for the Ortho Client

 

Date: Sunday April 5, 2020, 8:00am - 12:00pm

        Location: Spray Lakes Family Aquatic Centre, 

                      800 Griffin Rd E,

                      Cochrane, AB T4C 2B8

           

Instructors: Alison Bonnyman, PT

www.aquaticrehab.ca; Facebook at Canadian Aquatic Rehab 

Fee: $150 each 1/2 day session | $275 for full day | $500 for 2 days

Course Description:

         Objectives for this course are to explore the theory, share the most recent evidence and aquatic techniques to attain

         power, endurance, range, function, sport and cardiovascular goals. This includes Chronic Low Back Pain, THR, TKA,

         Shoulder Replacement, and we will touch on the injured athlete. Find out why and how aquatic therapy can

         enhance your treatment outcomes. 

         

         SCHEDULE:

         8am – 9:15 – Land Workshop: Recent research, Pain education, collaborative approach

         9:30 – 12:00 – Pool Practicum: Ai Chi; passive techniques; functional goals and cardiovascular component

         To Register: email Alison @ aquaticrehabpt@gmail.com

                           (Registration is complete upon completion of e-Transfer payment)

Half-Day Aquatic Therapy for Gait & Balance

 

Date: Sunday April 5, 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

        Location: Spray Lakes Family Aquatic Centre, 

                      800 Griffin Rd E,

                      Cochrane, AB T4C 2B8

           

Instructors: Alison Bonnyman, PT

www.aquaticrehab.ca; Facebook at Canadian Aquatic Rehab 

Fee: $150 each 1/2 day session | $275 for full day | $500 for 2 days

Course Description:

         Evidence-based application of hydrodynamics focused on gait and balance retraining in adults. Assessment on deck            and in pool for immediate feedback for patient and therapist. Creative manipulation of depth, turbulence, equipment,          stabilization, and suspension will provide you with limitless ideas when responding to your patient’s specific needs. 

         

         SCHEDULE:

         1pm – 2:15 – Land workshop: Land versus water, mechanics, research

         2:30 – 5:00 – Pool Practicum: applied hydrodynamics to gait cycle, safe & progressive balance challenges

         To Register: email Alison @ aquaticrehabpt@gmail.com

                           (Registration is complete upon completion of e-Transfer payment)

Foundational Aquatic Therapy: Part 2, Practical

 

Date: Friday May 8, 2020, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

        Location: The Days Inn of Lindsay  

                      134 Angeline Street South

                      Lindsay, ON K9V 3L6

           

Instructors: Audrey Collins, PTA, International Aquatic Therapy Faculty (cert)

www.aquaticrehab.ca; Facebook at Canadian Aquatic Rehab 

Fee: $160.00

Course Description:

         To review hydrodynamics, physiology of immersion, pool hygiene and applied aquatic rehabilitation. Focus will be on the treatment of individuals with common conditions (TKR, LBP, Stroke) with emphasis on the management of precautions and identifying contraindications. Three hours of in-pool practice of techniques to address common patient goals, both group and 1:1 approach. This course is open to PTs, OTs, PTA/OTAs, Rehab Assistants, Chiros. Small class size of 7.

         

  

Paediatric Aquatic Therapy Workshop

 

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020; 9am to 5pm

        Location: Southlake Regional Health Centre

                      596 Davis Drive

                      Newmarket, ON

           

Instructor: Alison Bonnyman, PT, IATF (cert). aquaticrehabpt@gmail.com

Fee $275

This course is to optimize the enhanced water environment to facilitate directed, therapeutic play for children with special needs. We will review hydrodynamics, current practice trends and exciting new research. Aquatic therapy techniques to reduce spasticity, stimulate fine motor control, trunk control, righting reactions and cognitive engagement will be practiced. 

Canadian Aquatic Therapy Conference

 

Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 17-18, 2020

        Location: Fairview Seniors Centre 

                      515 Langs Drive

                      Cambridge, ON N3H 5E4

           

SAVE THE DATE!!

All CARI Courses Postponed due to COVID-19. 

All CARI Courses Postponed due to COVID-19. 

2-Day Advanced Aquatic Therapy Workshop

 

Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 31, November 1, 2020

        Location: Saint John Regional Hospital

                      400 University Street

                      Saint John, NB E2L 4L2

           

Looking forward to heading East! Content to include Neuro, Paeds, Gait&Balance.

        DETAILS TO FOLLOW.