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Aquatic Section, APTA
1111 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA  22314

Phone: 800/999-2782 ext. 8512
Fax: 703/706-8575


The mission of the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section is to develop, promote, and advocate for evidence-based aquatic physical therapy as an effective intervention to enhance lifelong movement, function and well-being.


Strategic Plan 2013-2015Our History

Section AwardsBylaws


Board of Directors What is Aquatic Physical Therapy?
Charlotte Norton, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Vice President / Education & Programming
Jessica Huss PT, DPT, CCI

Vice President / Governance
Diane Platz, PT

Christine Schulte, PT, MBA

Jennifer Weil, PT

Director of Membership
Alethea Crespo, MPT

Director of Practice
Christine Taylor, PT, DPT, PCS

Director of Research
Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, MS, NCS, PCS

Immediate Past President
Chris McNamara PT, DPT

Aquatic Physical Therapy is the scientific practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by physical therapists and physical therapists assistants. Aquatic Physical Therapy includes but is not limited to treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness of patient/client populations in an aquatic environment. The unique properties of the aquatic environment enhance treatments for patients/clients across the age span withmusculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary (skin) diseases, disorders, or conditions.
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