Author: Mary Essert BA, ATRIC with Vickie Ramsey RN, CPC
Provider: Fitness Learning Systems
As a health-fitness professional, you may encounter clients with Post Polio Syndrome. In this case it is imperative to understand how to effectively and safely work with these clients without causing harm to occur or symptoms to re-occur.
Mary Essert, BA, ATRIC, Pioneer Aquatic Specialist and Vickie Ramsey, R.N.,CPC, and a post polio survivor herself, present an effective warm water exercise program designed for polios. This course may be utilized by health-fitness professionals as a guide in working with those persons who have post polio syndrome. Although the exercise program is designed for warm water, all health-fitness professionals can benefit from the general information provided in this course. Techniques to increase range of motion, strength, endurance and relaxation are clearly shown. The design makes it user friendly for group or individual education. Emphasis on independence and functional fitness is the goal.
After completing this course you will:
- Learn about the etiology of Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) including causes, vaccines, common symptoms, criteria for diagnosing, and treatment for PPS.
- Understand the benefits of exercise for PPS and the differences the aquatic environment provides.
- Understand general programming guidelines and exercise program guidelines including program options, water variables, monitoring intensity, precautions, and equipment use.
- Learn warm up, breathing and posture, strength and range of motion, lower extremity, aerobic, and cool down aquatic exercises recommended for clients with Post Polio Syndrome
# of Hours: 3
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