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Developing an Aquatic Physical Therapy Program  


Starting an aquatic physical therapy program? This handbook contains everything you need to get started in developing and implementing an aquatic physical therapy program. Revised in December 2012, it contains information on pool design, equipment selection, programs, staffing, operating policies, patient selection and reimbursement. Click here to view the handbook's Table of Contents.

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$210.00 for Non-APTA Members


The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy  


Published twice per year, the Journal contains information on clinical and practice reports, research, reviews, calendar updates, continuing education and Section information. A complimentary subscription is included with your Section membership.

Submit your research studies, case reports, practice articles, and letters to the editor of the Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy. Download submission guidelines here.


To view the entire Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy archive, click here for ARCHIVE.  Journal article reprints can be purchased through the section.  The cost is FREE per article for section members, $5.00 per article for APTA members and $10.00 per article for non-members.  If you would like to purchase an article, please click on the link below, and you will be re-directed to an order form.  Before clicking, please view the archive and make a note of the article title and issue the article is located in.  Please note that articles are no longer available through the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health


Aquatic Section Past Audio Conferences CDs  
  • "A Primer on Waterborne Illnesses for Aquatic Therapists"
  • "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"
  • "Practice Management Strategies for Success: Documenting, Coding and Billing for Aquatic Physical Therapy"
  • "Building the Aquatic Therapy Team: Keeping Your Therapists Above the Water"
  • "Managing the Aquatic Therapy Environment Through Facility Management & Design"
  • "Hydrodynamics: Looking at Medical Hydrology"
  • "Using Aquatics for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

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