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Chair of Aquatic Therapy

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Caroline Barmatz |  Israel 

Developing "The Sheba Model" creating the ability to prescribe and measure the correct dose of WATER, Innovation in Hydrotherapy

  • Director of Hydrotherapy, Sheba Medical Center Israel 

  • Caroline is the leading figure of hydrotherapy in Israel

  • 1982-1990 Asaf Harofe hospital , Physical Therapist, hydrotherapy and baby swimming

  • 1990-1997 Director of Hydrotherapy Beit Issie Shapiro Rehabilitation Center, rehabilitation for adults and children

  • 1997-Now  Director of Hydrotherapy Sheba Medical centre

  • Senior lecturer in hydrotherapy at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, and has authored scientific publications, research articles, and book chapters

  • Caroline is an expert in therapeutic pool design and start-up consultation Chairman of Israel Hydrotherapy Organization since 2010

  • Caroline is the Israel representative of the European Academy of Health Research and the Global Expert Committee in hydrotherapy guidelines

Member of Scientific committee

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César Sá | Portugal

Results of an Aquatic Exercise Program on Balance, Risk of Falls, Fear of Falling and Quality of Life in Older Adults.

  • Director of Hydrotherapy, Sheba Medical Center Israel 

  • Caroline is the leading figure of hydrotherapy in Israel

  • 1982-1990 Asaf Harofe hospital , Physical Therapist, hydrotherapy and baby swimming

  • 1990-1997 Director of Hydrotherapy Beit Issie Shapiro Rehabilitation Center, rehabilitation for adults and children

  • 1997-Now  Director of Hydrotherapy Sheba Medical centre

  • Senior lecturer in hydrotherapy at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, and has authored scientific publications, research articles, and book chapters

  • Caroline is an expert in therapeutic pool design and start-up consultation Chairman of Israel Hydrotherapy Organization since 2010

  • Caroline is the Israel representative of the European Academy of Health Research and the Global Expert Committee in hydrotherapy guidelines

Member of Scientific committee

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Fabio Jakaitis | Brazil 

Aquatic Physical Therapy Applied to Vestibular Diseases 

Master in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Social Inclusion from the Bandeirante Uni- versity of São Paulo. Degree in Physiotherapy from the ABC University of Education and Culture. Post Graduation in Exercise Physiology at Paulista School of Medicine. He is currently Senior Physiotherapist at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Coordinator of the Postgraduate Degree in Aquatic Rehabilitation and the refresher course in neurological aquatic physiotherapy at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Professor of the physiotherapy course at the City of São Paulo University - UNICID. Has experience in Physiotherapy, acting in the following areas: Aquatic Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Neurology and Sport.

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C.G. Prashanth | Qatar

Establishing Efficiency & Effectiveness of Aquatic Therapy Services in a clinical Environment – Experiences of a Therapist

He has done his Masters in PT (Neurological & Psychosomatic Disorders), and is currently working as Physiotherapy Specialist - Aquatic Therapy and as a Team Lead for managing Hydrotherapy Facility at Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

 

He has been a Former Associate Professor and Clinician for the past two decades. He has been Certified in Halliwick concept by International Halliwick Association, certified practitioner in WST (Water Specific therapy) & BRRM at Switzerland under IATF board. His pursuit in aquatic therapy has taken him on a long journey of learning and educating.  

 

He is an Ai Chi Instructor (certified by Aqua Dynamics Institute, Japan), WATSU® Practitioner (registered under WABA), Assistant Lecturer for Water Specific Therapy under International Aquatic Therapy Faculty (IATF), WATSU ® - Assistant Instructor and an AEA certified Aqua Fitness Professional – AFP

 

In his perseverance to spread the work of water, he became the founder President of “Aquatic Therapy Network of India” and has been the resource person for Aquatic Therapy Foundation Course that amalgamates all his learning and clinical experiences. Currently working at QRI, his experiences are being garnered in policy making and improving efficiency & effectiveness of Aquatic Therapy Facility. 

 

He has been presenting his research work in Aquatic therapy conferences and has been a Key note speaker for Aquatic therapy in Physiotherapy Conferences. His friendly attitude, his open mind to receive fresh ideas and innovative thinking are some key factors to observe when you meet him. 

Chair of Wellness  

Pablo Javier Olabe Sánchez | Spain 

PhD Physiotherapist , Aquatic Therapy Specialist 


Academic reference
- Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy. Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM).
- Master degree in NeuroRehabilitation. UCAM.
- Master degree in Research Methodology. Catholic University of Valencia.
- Doctor degree in Manual Therapy & Osteopathy. UCAM.
Professional reference 
- Professor of Anatomy and Research Methodology at UCAM.
- Director of the Aquatic Physiotherapy Service of Thalasia
Collaboration as Aquatic Physiotherapist at:
- Sha Wellness Clinic 
- Archena Thermal Resort 
- La Alameda Thermal Resort 
- Baños de Segura Thermal Resort
- IATA China 

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Riccardo Pasqualini |  Italy 

Physiotherapist
Senior Lecturer AQUATIC MANUAL THERAPY
CEO IAMTO International Aquatic Manual Therapy Organisation

The influence of Aquatic Manual Therapy  techniques  in patients with myofascial pain and dysfunctions

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Graduated in 2002 in physiotherapy at the Catholic University of Rome (Italy). Specialized in aquatic therapy and manual osteopathic therapy. Since 2003 he is director of the Aquatic Rehabilitation Department of Ronciglione, where he studied and created a new method, which after 12 years of study he called Aquatic Manual Therapy. Since 2015 he has presented research studies on this method in the most prestigious international congresses and has been a lecturer in many countries.

In 2018 he founded International Aquatic Manual Therapy Organization, which is responsible for research and development of the Aquatic Manual Therapy method in all countries of the world.

RONI ZEHAVI OZ |  Israel

When East meets West, integrating TCM principles into aquatic therapy

PROFFESIONAL EDU

  • 2003 HYDROTHERAPY AND SWIMMING INSTRUCTION 'WINGATE ACADEMY'

  • 2005 PILATES INSTRUCTION 'DROR RAZ ACADEMY', TEL-AVIV

  • 2007 SHIATSU PRACTITIONER (ADVANCED) 'MAHUT'/ 'THE INNER SPACE ACADEMY'

  • 2016 TCM – ACUPANCTURE & HERBALIST GRADUATE, 'BROSHIM' ACADEMY, TEL-AVIV

  • 2018 'SU TAI' PRACTITIONNER

  • 2019 TRADITIONAL  AND MACROBIOTIC NUTRITION, EYAL SHPRINGER.

 

OCCUPATION

  • HYDROTHERAPY SINCE 2003

  • OF WHICH TEN YEARS AT THE REHABILITATION CENTRE AT 'SHEBA HOSPITAL'S REHABILITATION POOL

  • TEACHER AND COORDINATOR OF HYDROTHERAPY AT 'GIVAT WASHINGTON' ACADEMY SINCE 2010

  • TEACHING AND GUEST TEACHING AT 'WINGATE'S HYDROTHERAPY COURSE AND SIMILAR COURSES IN DIFFERENT ACADEMIES IN ISRAEL SINCE 2005.

  • IN ADDITION TO TEACHING HYDROTHERAPY I TEACH THE PRINCIPALS OF' PILATES' METHOD ADAPTED TO REHABILITATION IN THE POOL, A METHOD I CONSTRUCTED WHILE WORKING IN REHABILITATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH INSTRUCTING PILATES CLASSES.

  • WHEN I'M NOT TEACHING OR STUDYING I WORK IN MY CLINIC OF CHINESE MEDICINE AND SHIATSU, SPECIALIZING IN PAIN MANAGEMENT AND MOVEMENT REHABILITATION.

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Wang Xiaojun | China 

Traditional Chinese Medicine exercise practitioner 

Director of Martial arts department at Beijing Sport University 

Director of the Research Centre of Traditional Sports and Recreation

President of National Martial arts Medical Research Association

Expert in Technical Evaluation of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Administration Bureau of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Project director of National TCM Preventive Health practitioner ( Therapeutic Exercise and Wellness)

Professor Wang were proposed and defined the theories and methodologies of TCM exercise prescriptions for the first time in China and abroad. He is editor-in-chief of Beijing University of Physical Education textbook "Training Course of Traumatology", and 5 books published "Traditional Chinese Medicine Exercise Prescription Theory and Method", "Physical Health Theory and Method", "Chinese Martial Arts Course" and "Easy-strengthening Bone Gong" He presided over 10 national ministerial-level projects, published more than 20 papers in national core journals, and was the lecturer of the "Martial Arts (Tai Chi)"which receive awarded as Beijing excellent course. 

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