W INTRODUCTION Certification
Neuro-Muscular Training an introduction to the Waff Method
This course has been approved by ACEND for 0.7 (7 contact hours) CEUs for PTs and PTAs in California . Approved provider ID # ACE1842-01
Participants should wear confortable clothing for the lab parts of the course. Group of 14 people maximum
Attendees will be fully immersed in our day training program, where the Waff Team will instruct the group on how best to implement Waff for a large spectrum of use.
Over the course of this day seminar, attendees will experience and learn about Waff techniques and it’s effects on the body, which will enable you to best implement Waff.
W INTRODUCTION PDF for more informations.
- The Waff method has one target: the brain & two objectives :
- The activation of the neuro-muscular system through postural and proprioceptive work.
- The deactivation of the neuro-muscular system to facilitate relaxation and recovery, as well as, inducing sleep and improving its quality.
Participants in this course will be introduced to the method with a brief history on the creation of the tools used in the method, and a presentation of the three sizes and two materials/levels of these tools with their particular physical and mechanical characteristics. Emphasis will be made on the proper handling and safety precautions as well as proper guarding techniques of the patients/clients.
Participants will be educated on the different areas that can be worked on Waff which include posture, mobility, stability, conditioning and relaxation/deactivation. Each area will be presented with the most up-to-date research on evidence-based applications of the method. Focus will be made on practicing on the Waff tools, for each dominant of work, as a user and as an instructor, in order for the participants to become familiar with the Waff experience.
Finally, a presentation of the application of the Waff method will be made to the participants so they can understand the basic navigation within the application and the benefits of having a data base of exercises to refer to, depending on the desired goal.
Benjamin Kerneves, RPT, has 10 years of experience in the field of physical therapy. He integrated the Waff team 3 years ago and has since used the tools with a wide variety of patients, from professional athletes to elderlies, and various purposes. Benjamin is excited to introduce you to this futuristic devices and show you how they will bring efficiency and fun to your daily practice with patients/clients.
- Identify the characteristics and potential use for each
- Safe handling of the tools and proper guarding of patients/clients
- Recognizing the areas of application of the Waff method, backed up by latest, evidence-based, researches
- Providing adequate cues for ideal execution of exercises depending on the goals of exercises
- Navigating the application and finding appropriate exercises for desired goal
8:00 to 8:30: Meet and greet followed by warm up
8:30 to 9:00am: LAB on proper handling and safety
9:00 to 9:30am: Presentation of Waff and its different models
9:30 to 10:00am: Stability lecture
10:00 to 10:30am: Stability LAB
10:30 to 10:45am: Break
10:45 to 11:00am: Mobility lecture
11:00 to 11:40am: Mobility LAB
11:40 to 12:00pm: Relaxation on Waff max LAB
12pm - 1pm: Lunch on your own
1:00 to 1:30pm: Posture lecture
1:30 to 2:15pm: Posture LAB
2:15 to 2:45pm: Conditioning lecture
2:45 to 3:30pm: Conditioning LAB
3:30 to 4:00pm: Relaxation on Waff max LAB
4:00pm: Workshop adjourns
Receives a speaking honorarium from Waff, Corp.
No relevant non financial relationship exists.