For those service minded individuals here are a few 'Summer Service Reading' List selections:
1)The Invention of Wings. Sue Monk Kidd. Fictional book based on real live story of Grimke sisters who were strong leaders against racial oppression and fostering womens' rights--demonstrating the importance of committing to a cause.
2) A Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela.
3)Thrive. Arianna Huffington
4)Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Laura Hillebrand
5)Mountains Beyond Mountains. Tracy Kidder. Paul Farmer story in Haiti.
6)Lean In: Women, work, and the will to lead. Sheryl Sandberg
Are you interested in a service opportunity with the
Aquatic PT Section, APTA?
The section invites you to answer the call for nominations and volunteer your time as elected officer in the section. Serving as an elected officer is a great way to help our profession and section to meet the challenges of this ever-changing health care environment. It is members like you who are willing to give their time and talents to section activities. The Aquatic PT Section, APTA needs strong, proactive leaders to guide us through the changes. Candidates need to have been a member of the Aquatic PT Section, APTA for at least 2 continuous years and demonstrated and an interest in serving at the local, state, regional or national level.
All offices are for a two-year term except Nominating Committee Member which is for a three-year term. For more information about each of these open positions, please contact the Nominating Committee Chair, Julie Richard,Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org or the Aquatic PT Section, APTA,email@example.com
APTA's Board of Directors has selected Gemma Longfellow, PT, GCS to receive the Signe Brunnström Award for Excellence in Clinical Teachingposted: Apr-01-2014
The Aquatic PT Section is happy to announce a member has been selected to receive an award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). APTA's Board of Directors has selected Gemma Longfellow, PT, GCS to receive the Signe Brunnström Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Gemma will be recognized at APTA's Honors and Awards Ceremony on June 12, 2014 during the NEXT Conference and Exposition in Charlotte, North Caroline. A reception will immediately follow.
Please be sure to congratulate Gemma on her great achievement. Congratulations!
Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (CAPTCC)
The Aquatic PT Section Launches the Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (CAPTCC)
The CAPTCC provides PTs and PTAs with a comprehensive study of the fundamental knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide safe, quality evidence-based patient care using the aquatic environment. This is the only certificate program sponsored by the APTA specifically designed for the aquatic physical therapy professional.
The 2014 Winner of the Judy Cirullo Award is Harriet P. Adams, BA, PTAposted: Feb-18-2014
Congratulations to Harriet P. Adams, BA, PTA
The 2014 Winner of the Judy Cirullo Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Area of Aquatic Therapy. This award is presented to a section member who consistently promotes aquatic physical therapy through service and or clinical practice. The recipient should be actively in conducting excellent clinical programs, providing service to the association and serving as patient advocates. The award acknowledges an individual member who has made outstanding and enduring contributions to promote aquatic physical therapy through service and clinical practice.
Harriet's experience in the area of Aquatic Physical Therapy expands over 20 years. She has received the Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for PTA in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and has served as Secretary of the Aquatic PT Section. Harriet is the co-author with Charlotte Norton of the Aquatic Exercise Toolbox.
Harriet is the owner of Aquatic Consultants of Georgia, Inc. since 1998 which provides theAmerican Red Cross swimming instruction to metro Atlanta including Piedmont Hospital, CNN, City Club of Buckhead and various country clubs and offers water safety courses, lifeguard training, babysitting certifications and pool parties.
She is also the owner of Integrated Therapy, LLC since 2000. Integrated Therapy is thelargest provider of aquatic physical therapy in the southeast and provides continuing education in aquatic physical therapy to hospitals, PT schools and private practice rehabilitation centers
Thank you for serving on the Aquatic PT Section Board of Directors! Your hard work, time and dedication to the Section and the profession of Aquatic Physical Therapy is greatly appreciated.
Christine McNamara served as President of the Aquatic PT Section for two years and will continue to serve a Section Program chair.
Emily Dunlap served on the Nominations committee and then as Director of Practice for four years. She will continue as the chair of the certificate program.
Left to right: Diane Platz, PT, VP of Governance and Emily Dunlap, PT, Outgoing Director of Practice.
Dave Morris served for many years as the editor of the Aquatic PT Journal. David was integral at creating the Section's first publication The Aquatic Physical Therapy Report which consisted on research articles and clinical practice reports. The report was first published in 1993.He continued as editor until 1996. David became editor again in 2009.
Kristin Greiner served as Director of Membership for the Aquatic PT Section for two years.
The 2014 Winner of the Excellence in Aquatic Therapy is Dave Morris, PT, PhDposted: Feb-18-2014
Congratulations to Dave Morris, PT, PhD
The 2014 Winner of the Excellence in Aquatic Therapy This award is an attempt for the Aquatics Physical Therapy Section to recognize exceptional research, exemplary dedication, and/or extraordinary dedication to the comprehensive field of aquatic therapy. The intent of this award is to fulfill the Section's commitment to the diverse aspects of aquatic therapy by recognizing those whose influence has driven this area of physical therapy.
Dave Morris service to the Aquatic PT Section includes servings as Secretary from 1992-1997 and President from 1998-2002. Plus for many years he served as the editor of the Aquatic PT Journal. David was integral at creating the Section's first publication The Aquatic Physical Therapy Report which consisted on research articles and clinical practice reports. The report was first published in 1993.He continued as editor until 1996. David became editor again in 2009.
Left to right: Diane Platz, PT, VP of Governance and Dave Morris, PT, PhD,