2019-summer 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 two editions each year and a copy is mailed out to members upon printing. Members may access historical journal volumes at no cost through the APTA Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy's Learning Center.  Non-members may purchase historical versions. If you'd like to become a member, please join here.


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  • Editors
    • Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, NCS, PCS | Fort Worth, TX
    • Anita Van Wingerden, PT, DPT | Newark, NJ
  • APTA Editor
    • Jonathan Simkins
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, P | Malden, Netherland
  • Bess Maxwell, PT, Ph | 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 | Chicago, IL


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