2019 Annual Member's Meet & Greet


Academy News

    posted: December 10, 2018

    Members!  We want to highlight what you do in the pool!  Please submit a photo with a brief caption highlighting one of the following: why you love aquatic therapy, something unique you do in the pool, or a patient aquatics success story. Photos and captions will be presented at our Meet and Greet at CSM and made viewable on our website following CSM.  Release forms are available on our website, please submit these along with your photos and captions to [email protected] by Jan 12th!




    posted: October 31, 2018

    Contratulations to the following who were elected!!

    posted: May 11, 2018

    You asked for it, and we delivered!  The Academy is proud to offer membership the ability to post Aquatic-specific job openings, clinic equipment for sale, or Practices for sale on our new Classified System.

    Please visit here for introductory pricing and placement! http://www.aquaticpt.org/classifieds/



    posted: March 30, 2018

    As you know, the Aquatic Section had its annual membership meeting at CSM 2018.  Two of the big topics were renaming the section to Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy and the adoption of revised bylaws.  Both of which were passed unanimously.  I’d like to take a moment to update you on how we’ll be implementing both of these changes going forward.

    Regarding the Bylaws, these were effective immediately following the close of the annual membership meeting. Please find attached the current version for your records.

    The name change on the other hand is a bit more involved and will take about 1 year to completely implement.  There are primarily two aspects to changing the name that will occur almost simultaneously. First, we have to implement the new name legally. Adopting the new name by the membership was one of the first steps in changing the name.  In process now is filing with the Alabama State Corporation Commission and the Baldwin County Probate Court. Once that is complete and we have in-hand the updated Articles of Incorporation, then APTA will recognize us as the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy and subsequently update their records.

    While things are legally being changed, we’ll need to re-brand. The Communications Committee has been charged with soliciting and vetting new logos.  The Board will meet on May 5 to select the new logo.  Once the new logo is in place, we will begin updating the website, social media, waterlines, etc. to incorporate and complement the new logo.  Throughout 2018, you’ll slowly see things changing across our media outlets. 

    All in all, this is an exciting time and I am looking forward to how things will look in the coming months.

    As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Warm regards,


    Marie Stravlo

    Executive Director

    Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy

    1055 N Fairfax Street, Suite 205

    Alexandria, VA  22314

    800/765-7848 x7101

    Fax: 703-738-1606






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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.

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