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    posted: May 21, 2017

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    posted: April 10, 2017

    Congratulations to the 2017 APTA Aquatic Physical Therapy Section Judy Cirullo award for Exceptional Contribution to the Area of Aquatic Therapy winner Michael Murray PT, DPT. This Award recognizes a PT’s exceptional contribution to the field of Aquatic Therapy and can include but is not limited to equipment design; innovative programming or patient care, educational contribution. Michael was recognized for his outstanding promotion of Aquatic Therapy through service and his clinical practice.
    Congratulations to the 2017 APTA Aquatic Physical Therapy Section Richard Ruoti Research Award for Excellence winner Paula Geigle, PT PhD. This award is named for one of the founders of the of the Aquatic PT Section who was dedicated to exemplary research in the area of aquatic therapy, this Award recognizes exceptional research that impacts Aquatic Physical Therapy.
    Congratulations to the 2017 APTA Aquatic Physical Therapy Section Excellence in Aquatic Therapy Award winner
     Dr. Bruce Becker. This award recognizes exceptional research, exemplary dedication, and/or extraordinary contributions 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.
    Leadership Award:
    Bess Maxwell PT, PhD
    Yasser Salem PT, MS, PhD, NCS, PCS Research Director
    Carrie Ciaverelli PT CAPTCC Committee
    Phyllis Palma PT, DPT, CBIS Nominating Committee
    Jessica Huss PT, DPT, CCI VP Education and Programming
    Tim Schell PT Federal Affairs Liaison
    Presidential Award- Outstanding  Contributions and service to Aquatic Section
    Lisa Naeger, PT
    Christine Schulte PT, MBA

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Journal of Aquatic PT

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Current Volume: Summer 2017

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The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy is the primary peer-reviewed, indexed resource for dissemination of research and scholarly work related to the field of aquatic therapy. With an emphasis on implications and applications for therapy practice, the journal promotes the integration of evidence into theory, education, research, and practice related to the field of aquatic therapy. The journal is dedicated to the development advancement of aquatic therapy through publication of research and scholarly work related, but not limited to, scientific bases, integration of theory into education, translation of clinically relevant knowledge, clinical application, and education of clinicians.

Welcome New Members

Jeffrey Royce Royter, PT, MPT   |   Jacob Francis Brewer, PT, DPT, Ph.D., NCS   |   Robert E Donaldson, PT, DC   |   Trupti Bakshi, PT   |   Jaclyn M. Metro, PT, DPT, GCS   |   Diane Elizabeth Madras, PT, PhD   |   James D Schill, PT   |   Heather Renee-Gleason Jennings, PT, DPT, NCS   |   Ilana Nicole Kellogg Waasdorp, PT   |   Rachel Torlak, PT   |   Maria Penksa, PT   |   Shanelle Lynn Middleton, SPT   |   Megan Jones, PT   |   Andrea Trinidad Walker, PT   |   J.K. Nelms, PTA   |   Jonathan Bellizio, PT, DPT   |   Robert L Arledge, PT   |   Anne Frances Dziuba, PT   |   Emily Colleen Tarlini, PTA   |   Cynthia Dawn Golembiewski, PTA   |   Sharif Magdi Nafeh, PTA   |   Megan Zann, SPT   |   Marilyn D. Phillips, PT, MS, CAE   |   Brian Paul Van Valkenburg, SPTA   |   Andrea Christine Pettit, Andrea Pettit, PTA

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