Aquatic Therapy for the Neuro Case Mix

May 2, 2013 from 1:00-2:00pm EST with Jan Black, MS, PT and Ted Yanchuleff, PT, ATC

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 This webinar will provide tools for physical therapists to maximize the properties of the water and creatively challenge clients with neurological conditions.



During this FREE webinar, attendees will learn from Ted and Jan:

  1. The benefits of treating neurological conditions with aquatic therapy
  2. Specific neurological dysfunctions that can be treated with aquatic therapy
  3. The physical properties of water that create a therapeutic environment
  4. Tools that can be used in the water to enhance treatment
  5. Contraindications and precautions to be aware of
  6. A typical treatment progression of a neurological condition or injury

These points will be demonstrated by a case study of the successful rehabilitation of a spinal cord injury.



Jan Black co-founded Neuroworx, a non-profit, state-of-the-art outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in the treatment of spinal cord injured individuals.  She serves as the Clinic Director and directs the staff of eleven and has primary responsibility for the clinic’s teaching duties. She is Vice President of the Neuroworx 501 (c) 3 organization and a member of the Board of Directors.

In 2010, Neuroworx was designated as a Community Fitness and Wellness Facility under the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network, one of only five in the country. This program focuses on treatment interventions to promote and maintain health and fitness for the SCI population.  This collaborate research effort collects data to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions. Jan is the director of this process for Neuroworx.

The majority of her practice has been focused on individuals with spinal cord injuries and similar neurological conditions. She has worked in the acute care in-patient rehabilitation setting, home health care, and in outpatient facilities.
Ted Yanchuleff is the Manager of Outpatient Rehab Services for the Pinnacle Health System in Central Pennsylvania.  Under Ted’s span of control are 7 outpatient rehab sites in the Harrisburg region, 3 of which offer aquatic therapy services.  He is a “dual” Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer with an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Penn State.  He has over 30 years of healthcare management experience with large hospital systems and over 13 years’ experience managing aquatic therapy programs. Ted has served on the State Board of Physical Therapy for the State of Pennsylvania and has also served as an adjunct professor of physical therapy for the Lebanon Valley College Doctorate Program for the past 10 years.     


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“I love and appreciate that you are doing this. It is information that I would otherwise not have access to, so I appreciate the format. The speaker was good, and she hit on some things that we could use. Thanks!”

- J.O. (previous HydroWorx webinar attendee)