Aquatics for Wellness: Creative Ways to Engage Participants


June 25, 2014 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT


Presented By:  Barbara Cacia, BS Ed., Wellness Coordinator at Pieters Family Life Center

Aquatics for Wellness: Creative Ways to Engage Participants


As we know, wellness encompasses much more than just moving your muscles!  Explore many different approaches to wellness during water exercise that will have people leaving with a positive outlook and feeling good about themselves and their bodies. Match participants to the class that is best for them so they participate in safe exercise routines that will allow them to live a full life. You’ll also learn creative ways to engage your participants with conversation that promotes the well behaviors essential for their success--during and after your programming.

icaa_preferred_vendors_logoAttendees will explore:
  • Tactics to name your program appropriately to attract the right participants
  • Techniques for engaging participants so they will tend to their own wellness on a daily basis
  • Creative ways to communicate to your participants


Who will benefit from this webinar: 

  • Physical and occupational therapists and assistants
  • Wellness directors and coordinators
  • Personal trainers and group exercise instructors
  • Red Cross water instructors
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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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Barbara Cacia, BS Ed., is the Wellness Coordinator at Pieters Family Life Center in Rochester NY, where she has the privilege of using a HydroWorx Pool as a component of her wellness programming. She is a personal trainer, a trainer in “Chronic Disease Self Management” and many Arthritis Foundation Self Help Programs.  She has been fortunate to have worked in a variety of settings over the past 30 years, including community pools and physical therapy programs.  She has developed “The Care and Management of Fibromyalgia.” This comprehensive program helps people take charge of their FMS with the goal of returning to a satisfying lifestyle.


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