incorporating aquatic therapy into functional rehab for return to play protocols & progressions  

Presented By: Rod Scott, ATC, MS, CES, PES, Associate Athletic Trainer for the Jacksonville Jaguars 20130208_SM_TrainingFacility_004.jpg

In this webinar, presenter Rod Scott, Associate Athletic Trainer with the Jacksonville Jaguars professional football team, will discuss innovative ways of incorporating aquatic therapy into functional rehab for return to play protocols and progressions. Rod will first share an overview of the aquatic therapy program based in the athletic training facility inside EverBank Field before discussing various strategies, utilization of equipment, as well as sport-specific techniques for full extremity aquatic therapy.  

Rod will review the protocols for incorporating aquatic therapy into the rehabilitation of a lower extremity injury, upper extremity injury and core injury. Rod will demonstrate the progressive exercises used to transition from early limitations to range of motion restoring exercises and sport-specific techniques. He will demonstrate equipment that may be beneficial for certain stages of aquatic therapy. Rod will describe the process of transitioning from an aquatic environment to the playing environment. 

The presenter will provide case examples with pictures and videos.

As a result of attending this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • Protocols used for incorporating aquatic therapy into rehabilitation of lower extremity, upper extremity and core muscle injuries  
  • Aquatic rehabilitation techniques used to progress an athlete to the playing environment
  • Effective utilization of aquatic therapy technology 

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Rod Scott  is an Associate Athletic Trainer with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL where he enters his 9th season in that capacity. Rod is a native of Jackson, MS where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. Rod began interning with the Jaguars as a training camp athletic trainer in 2004 and completed a seasonal assistant position during the 2006 season. Rod completed his Master of Science Degree in Human Movement at A.T. Still University in 2011.

Rod serves many capacities with the Jaguars including preventative maintenance and rehabilitation of injured athletes, supervision of all seasonal and student assistants, as well as administrative assistant responsibilities. In 2015, Rod received the South Eastern Athletic Training Association’s Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year and the SEATA Backbone Award.