Presented By:  Jan Black MS, PT, Clinic Director at Neuroworx

Aquatic Therapy for Neurological Conditions

Neuroworx is an outpatient physical therapy clinic in South Jordan, UT specializing in neuro-rehabilitation of individuals with paralysis due to spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and strokes.

In this webinar, Jan Black will demonstrate the application of neurological rehabilitation principles in an aquatic environment. She will review the properties of water that are beneficial for the treatment of neurological conditions. She will also describe how aquatic therapy can be combined with other interventions such as locomotor training to accelerate progress and improve outcomes for gait, balance, kinematics and overall functional mobility. These concepts will be illustrated with a case presentation of an individual with a traumatic brain injury.

Attendees will learn:

  • The properties of water that are beneficial for neurological conditions

  • How combining other interventions along with aquatic therapy can accelerate progress

  • The improved outcomes that can be seen from aquatic therapy

  • How to implement locomotor training in an aquatic setting
  • The effect of these concepts on a specific case study


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.


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All of this information will be supported with case studies from Mike Studer's cutting edge rehabilitation clinic.
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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.