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 physical 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.


The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy is a member benefit. The academy publishes atleast three editions each year and a copy is emailed to members upon putlishing. Members may access historical journal volumes at no cost online by first logging into the APTA Aquatics Website, then proceeding here.  


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  • Editors
    • Natalie Michaels, PT, EdD | Nashville, TN
    • Anita Van Wingerden, PT, DPT | Newark, NJ
Editorial Board
  • Kimberly J. Curbow-Wilcox, PT, PhD, NCS | Madison, MS
  • Janet Gangaway, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC | East Hartford, CT
  • Dawn Gulick, PT, PhD, CSCS, ATC | Spring City, PA
  • Jean Irion, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC | Spanish Fort, AL
  • Johan Lambeck, PT | Malden, Netherland
  • Bess Maxwell, PT, PhD | Raphine, VA
  • David Morris, PT, PhD | Birmingham, AL
  • Doreen Stiskal, PT, PhD | Union, NJ
  • Jill M. Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, MPT, SCS, ATC | Middleton, WI
  • Deborah Thorpe, PT, PhD, PCS | Haw River, NC
  • Faye Weinstein, PT, MMSc, MS | Chicago, IL