Create a Successful Aquatics Program Through Staff Engagement

August 20, 2015 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT


Presented By:  Keith McCrate, PT, Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness Services at Presbyterian Village North



There are many techniques and best practices you can borrow to establish high-quality aquatics programming that leads to patient and client outcomes. Learn how the therapists and fitness/wellness staff work together at Presbyterian Village North as a dynamic team that is highly trained and focused on improving the lives of everyone they serve.


Attendees will learn how to:
  • Effectively assemble and train a staff in order to maximize an aquatics program.
  • Create a collaborative program bridging skilled therapy and wellness programming to maximize the benefits from an aquatics program.
  • Maintain a high level of engagement and excitement in aquatic sessions among clients and staff.
  • Create unique and innovative programs to keep your long-tenured staff engaged.


Who will benefit from this webinar: 

  • Administrators and executive directors
  • Directors of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Wellness directors and coordinators
  • Aquatics and fitness directors
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In this webinar participants will receive an introduction to the principles of aquatic therapy, with specific applications for pediatric client populations.  There will be additional focus on physical therapy care planning for children including land to water transitions, treatment considerations, and documentation.


Participants will be able take the following away from this presentation:


  • The properties of water that are beneficial for pediatric therapy
  • What pediatric populations can benefit from aquatic therapy
  • What treatment considerations and precautions/contraindications exist for this population
  • How and when to transition between water and land therapy
  • How to effectively document aquatic therapy
  • What equipment can be used to enhance therapy sessions
  • How to make sessions fun for kids


All of this information will be supported by case studies from Cindy’s aquatic therapy program at Children’s Hospital of St. Paul.

 What Past Webinar Attendees are Saying:



“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. (webinar previously attended: "Bridging the Gap from Land to Water," presented by Kim Eichinger)

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Keith McCrate, PT, is the Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness Services at Presbyterian Village North (PVN), a faith-based nonprofit CCRC in Dallas, Texas. A physical therapist since 2002, McCrate has worked with the geriatric population for the past 13 years. At PVN he oversees a team of 46 licensed therapists and wellness professionals and develops programs that incorporate the latest evidence-based practice techniques and technology.


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