SZKOLENIA - Water Specific Therapy in pediatrics


  Kurs akredytowany

przez Polskie Towarzystwo Fizjoterapii.





Course description in English

Course program



Specyficzna terapia wodna w pediatrii (Water Specific Therapy in pediatrics)


Instruktor: Johan Lambeck


Termin: 21-23.01.2020


Miejsce: DPS Spadkowa 4/6, Łódź


Cena: 2050 PLN

W cenie szkolenia certyfikat w języku polskim i angielskim.

The module is focused on WSTH themes that are important in pediatric aquatic therapy for
children with neuromotor problems such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy or
coordination development disorders. Therapeutic themes will be: goal setting, handling in water,
assessment with WOTA, sensory modulation, training of hand/arm function, agility, endurance and
exergaming. Exergaming will be on how to use games in order to activate executive functions in
motor control
As in all IATF courses, practice will be a mix of self-experience, demonstrations and working with
At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
- handle with specific WST handling techniques
- use the WOTA assessment
- design exercises and activities to train agility
- design exercises and activities to train endurance
- design exercises and activities to train hand/arm function
- use elements of sensory modulation
- set up (group) games focused on executive motor control functions




Tuesday January 21
08.30 – 10.00 T Clinical reasoning in WST
10.30 – 12.30 T WST and Exergaming
13.30 – 15.15 T Aerobics and agility training
15.45 – 18.00 P Aerobics and agility training

Wednesday January 22
08.30 – 10.00 T Assessement and (ICF) goal setting: focus CP and MD.
AT for CP: hand and arm function
10.30 – 12.30 P Exergaming
13.30 – 15.15 T WOTA / cases
15.45 – 18.00 P Patient demonstration 1 or 2 children

Thursday January 23
08.30 – 10.00 P Specific handling techniques
10.30 – 12.00 P Patient treatments children
13.00 – 14.00 T Clinical reasoning
14.30 – 16.00 T Treatment evaluation and end of the course



Course leader:


Johan Lambeck, PT., BHS. owns an Aquatic Therapy  Consultancy in The Netherlands. He was affiliated as free research associate at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven University, Belgium till 2016 and co-responsible for the Erasmus EU project “ Aquaevidence / Aquaoutcome”. Johan is a formal visiting lecturer at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain and holds various free lands affiliations at e.g. Associations of Physical Therapy worldwide. From 1979 – 1997 he was in charge of the Department of Hydrotherapy at the Sint Maartenskliniek, www.maartenskliniek.nl , Europe’s only Medical Centre entirely devoted to diseases of the neuro-musculoskeletal system of both adults and children (neurology, orthopaedics, rheumatology, paediatrics, cardiology).


He is a Senior (WST) Lecturer in the Association IATF, (co-)author of 6 books, 3 webbased DVD’s and 35 published articles on aquatic therapy, partly in peer reviewed journals. In 1998 he was named the Aquatic Therapy Professional in the United States and is the coordinator of the aquatic therapy courses in Valens/Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. Co-founder of the International Halliwick Association (1994) and the Association IATF (2010).


Per 2002 membering the International Society for Medical Hydrology and per 2005 member of the Cochrane review group on balneology for RA and OA. He is member of the board of reviewers of the Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy and of the former International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. Johan is the primary contact of the WCPT-APTI, the aquatic network of the World Physical Therapy Association and also was in charge of the “health benefits” group of the WHO update of the guidelines for safe use of pools and spas.

Since 1983 he has taught over 900 aquatic therapy seminars in 50 countries around the world.




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