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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
A 90 - Minute Webinar - March 2, 2015- WST-Halliwick

The Author will provide an overview of Water Specific Therapy (WST) based on the Halliwick
Concept and recognize Halliwick in elements in WST. Johan will explain the objectives and
benefits of WST at 3 levels of the ICF and relate a case history to a comprehensive WST

About the Presenter:

Lohan Lambeck PT owns an Aquatic Therapy Consultancy. From 1979 - 1998 he was in charge
of the Department of Aquatic Therapy in the Rehabilitation Centre Sint Maartenskliniek
(Nijmegen, NL). He is co-founder of the Halliwick Foundation, the International Halliwick
Association and the Association International Aquatic Therapy Faculty (IATF). In 1998 he was
named Aquatic Therapy Professional of the year in the USA. He has taught over 700 seminars on
almost all topics in aquatic therapy. He is the author or co-author of 5 books / CDRom's, over 30
published articles and chapters in (peer reviewed) journals and books on aquatics and aquatic
therapy. In 2005, he joined the Cochrane Collaboration balneotherapy review group. Johan is
affiliated as Free Research Associate to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences,
KU Leuven.

Presentation starts 8:30 pm eastern time/5:30 pm pacific time


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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


Hands-On Aquatic Therapy Techniques for the Ortho and Neuro Therapist

Hudson, WI
February 21-22, 2015


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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Inertia Therapy Services is hosting:
Bad Ragaz Ring Method® and Clinical Ai Chi® Certification Courses
March 4-6, and 7-8, 2015 - Sun City, AZ

This is the first time the International Association of Aquatic Faculty (IATF) has ever brought these Certification courses to the United States!

*This is the ONLY time these Certification courses will be offered in the US until 2017!

Early registration discounts online at: http://www.inertiatherapyservices.com/Continuing-Education-BRRM.html


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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