posted: March 15, 2018
APTA Combined Section meeting was a huge success with over 17,000 attendees in New Orleans Louisiana. The Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy took the time to recognize many dedicated professionals on their contributions to the Academy at their annual membership meeting.
2018 Award Recipients
Congratulations to the 2018 APTA Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy Judy Cirullo award for Exceptional Contribution to the Area of Aquatic Therapy winner Diane Platz PT. 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. Diane was recognized for her outstanding promotion of Aquatic Therapy as CSM Conference Coordinator.
Congratulations to the 2018 APTA Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy Richard Ruoti Research Award for Excellence winner Lori Thein-Brody PT, PhD, SCS. This award is named for one of the founders of the of the Academy who was dedicated to exemplary research in the area of aquatic therapy, this Award recognizes exceptional research that impacts Aquatic Physical Therapy.
2018 Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy President’s Award
Presented by Charlotte Norton to the
Christine Schulte PT, MBA Committee Chair
Michael Murray PT, DPT
Eileen Ray PT
Sean Campbell PT, DPT (Not Pictured)
Service Awards for Alethea Crespo – Outgoing Membership Chair
Christine Taylor – Outgoing Director of Practice
Nicole Needles – Outgoing Nominating Chair
Outstanding Service Award Presented to
Past President Charlotte Norton
By Current President Christine Schulte
As well as a surprise Shark attack to celebrate Charlotte!
Thank you for your contributions to the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy over the past 2 decades