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Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the PTA

The Aquatic Physical Therapy Section is proud to support APTA's Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the PTA. PTAs interested in obtaining recognition will find the eligibility requirements and application information at this link.

Audio & Webinar Conferences

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
A HIIT for all Populations - 90 Minute Webinar - Tuesday, June 9, 2015


As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, webinar attendees will be able to:

1) Describe the effects of aquatic HIIT training on athletes and how they can be used as a training modality.
2) List the modifications that accompany HIIT training in the water.
3) Describe how to implement aquatic HIIT training safely with compromised populations.

  • Presenter: Lori Sherlock, MS, ATRIC, CSCS

    Lori A. Sherlock is an assistant professor at West Virginia University's School of Medicine, Division of Exercise Physiology.  She is the coordinator for the only Aquatic Therapy Emphasis curriculum in the United States.  Lori is a proud member of Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), a member of the Aquatic Exercise Research Committee, an AEA Trainer and regular contributor to the AKWA magazine as well as the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

    Presentation starts 3:00 pm eastern time/noon pacific time

  • Registration:

    $60.00 per call in (APTA and Aquatic PT Section Member)
    $80.00 per call in (APTA Member, Aquatic PT Section Non-Member)
    $120.00 per call in (APTA Non-Member)
    $15.00 per call in (PT and PTA Students)


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Non-Section Continuing Education Opportunities

If your organization is interested in posting their aquatic physical therapy event here, contact the Aquatic PT Section, aquaticspt@apta.org



Aqua-Leuven 2015, the second European conference on evidence based aquatic therapy will be held in Leuven Belgium April 15 - 18, 2015.

We are very happy to announce that the KULeuven, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences will organize the conference. Aqua-Leuven 2015 will be the follow-up event of the first European Conference on Evidence Based Aquatic Therapy, ECEBAT which was held in Izmir, Turkey in March 2013.

The first event was a huge success with some 150 delegates from 30 countries. Aqua-Leuven 2015 will be a great opportunity for professionals in the field of Aquatic Therapy, to hear about the latest research worldwide, while at the same time meeting with experts and discussing with peers. You will enjoy the great learning environment of the University of Leuven and the unique atmosphere the historic town of Leuven has to offer.

Aquatic Therapy is becoming increasingly popular in short as well as long term rehabilitation and fitness training. Nevertheless after thousands of years, the unique properties of water lead us to discover even more new ways to improve rehabilitation and training outcomes. Register and  enjoy a professionally organized conference and catch up with the latest research in a relaxing environment.

We hope to welcome you on Aqua-Leuven 2015!

Extra topics: Musculoskeletal ,Neurology, Pediatrics , Cardiopulmonary, Balneology, Sports injuries , Elderly , Intellectual disabilities, Women's health, Lifestyle disorders, Aquatic education, Guideline developments.

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Aquatic Section Past Audio Conferences CDs and Webinars

Audio Conference Calls

  • "A Primer on Waterborne Illnesses for Aquatic Therapists"
  • "Practice Management Strategies: Documentation, Coding, and Billing for Aquatic Physical Therapy"
  • "Using Aquatics for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders"
  • "Lumbar Stabilization: Using Evidence to Link Land and Pool Exercise"
  • "Aquatics and Osteoarthritis: Pre and Post-surgical Strategies"
  • "Using Evidence in Practice: Writing a Case Report"
  • "Documenting, Coding, and Billing for Physical Therapy Interventions Provided in the Aquatic Environment"
  • "Building the Aquatic Therapy Team: Keeping Your Therapists Above the Water"
  • "Managing the Aquatic Therapy Environment Through Facility Management and Design"
  • "Hydrodynamics: Looking at Medical Hydrology"


  • Using Aquatics to treat Children with Special Needs
  • Practice Management Strategies: Documentation, Coding, and Billing for Aquatic Physical Therapy
  • The CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code Recommendations for Aquatic Therapy Facilities
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Aquatic Interventions: Balance Deficits
  • Splish Splash: Pediatric Motor Learning in the Aquatic Environment
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