We are all in the same boat, navigating our professional decision making during this rapidly changing COVID time. Are you unsure if you can take a patient into the pool? Is it safe to treat in the water? Check out the CDC's guidance and recommendations on safe use of pools for the Aquatics Professional.
CDC has updated two guidance documents on closing and reopening aquatic facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- CDC guidance on closing hot tubs/spas for extended periods of time has been updated to address aquatics sector feedback related to hot tubs/spas with a plastered finish, which could end up cracking if drained for a prolonged period of time.
- CDC recommendations on reopening hot tubs/spas and other water systems have been updated to clarify that not every public hot tub/spa needs to be tested for Legionella before reopening.
The Pool and Hot Tub Association has published this information.
The IOAPT released today in the WCPT website (in the Covid-19 section) another document related to COVID-19.
This document is an interview with Caroline Barmatz (an Aquatic Physiotherapist from Israel) and her reflections on providing physiotherapy services during this pandemic situation at the Sheba Medical Centre Hydrotherapy Service in Israel.
Sophie Heywood (from IOAPT) had conducted this great interview. We believe that this is a great document that can help all aquatic physiotherapists that are struggling against the COVID-19 in their countries. Here is the direct link to the interview:
Statement from the International Organisation of Aquatic Physical Therapists (IOAPT) about COVID-19 and the practice of Aquatic Physiotherapy
IAFT Statement on COVID-19