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About The Aquatic Physical Therapy Section

The purpose of the Aquatic PT Section is to meet the needs of physical therapists interested in using the water for various aspects of their careers, provide a means by which Association members with an interest in aquatic therapy can meet, exchange, develop and promote aquatic therapy as an important component to the physical therapy profession

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Vol. 21 No. 1


Call for Proposals - Research Grant

Funding provided by HydroWorx

The Aquatic Physical Therapy Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is requesting proposals from individuals interested in research related to aquatic physical therapy practice. The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to a Physical Therapist, to conduct meritorious research on the effective implementation and utilization of Aquatic Physical Therapy. The project should be clinically based, using appropriate outcomes. Preference will be given to those proposals that have the greatest potential to impact the practice of aquatic physical therapy. The maximum award will be $5,000.


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News Around The Section
APTA's Board of Directors has selected Gemma Longfellow, PT, GCS to receive the Signe Brunnström Award for Excellence in Clinical Teach
Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (CAPTCC)
The 2014 Winner of the Judy Cirullo Award is Harriet P. Adams, BA, 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.

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