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Many people want to pursue continuing education for professional enhancement in aquatics, but getting that training can be a long process. Long gaps between classes can leave you needing a refresher when you finally get back in the pool for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at The Aquatic Therapist
With the epidemic of shark attacks occurring around the country this year, ATU has taken a pro-active interest in keeping you, our students, safe. Starting today, each class will have a dedicated shark guard on-duty, patrolling our pools in heavily-armed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
This coming October, Aquatic Therapy University will be bringing its Aquatic Therapy Options for Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disabilities and the Medically Fragile Patient course to the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. The one-day class will teach physical and occupational... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
Much has been heard in the news during the past year about crowd-sourced funding. This is where individuals and families can go online and ask for donations through various specialty websites such as IndieGoGo, KickStarter and GoFundMe. Causes can include... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
By Kara Morales, PT, MS, ATRIC, MAq Aquatic therapy isn’t always the first thought in someone’s mind when it comes to recovering from an injury. In fact, most people don’t even know it can be a good fit for healing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
This is an update on our previous story about the work going on at Witwer Children's Therapy in Cedar Rapids, IA, and the progress they are making with a little 4-yr old girl and her aquatic therapy. Specifically, you will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
Physical therapist Sarah Bengtson has an aquatic therapy session with Kayla Thelen, 4, at the pool in the Long Branch Hotel in Cedar Rapids on Thursday. Kayla has cerebral palsy and the therapy session in the water helps her speech... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
DEAR ANDREA: We want ATU to come teach our staff how to better treat our patients in the water. However, you aren't free. What gives?!? Since training dollars are tight, do you know of any grant sources we can pursue... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
Reclaim Your Weekends With Our New 1-Day Lab-Only Polyclinics Prying your therapists away from their families to take a 2-day training is as almost as easy as getting it funded nowadays. Reclaim your weekends with ATU's new Lab-Only polyclinics. Not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
Morales (left), posing with ATU Instructors Kim Gordon (center) and Kiki Dickinson Kara Morales, MSPT, has received her Musculoskeletal Aquaticist℠ Certificate after completing her Hands-On Aquatic Therapy Techniques class in Hudson, WI this past weekend. Kara first dipped her foot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
On Friday, February 13, 2015, Aquatic Therapy University will be conducting an aquatic therapy seminar at Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, OH. The training will be held at facility's just-opened aquatic center. Andrea Salzman, MS, PT, MAqM, PAqM, GAqM... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at The Aquatic Therapist
Get your aquatic therapy CE for your whole team before the Dec 31 deadline by purchasing an unlimited access pass from Master Instructor Andrea Salzman. Aquatic Therapy University understands how hard it is to budget for continuing education for aquatic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
As of October 10, 2014 Illinois became the most recent state to accept ProCert certification of continuing education courses and conferences. Any ProCert certified activity will be accepted by the licensing board for purposes of meeting continuing education and licensure... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
According to a recent poll, over 95% percent of therapists worldwide suffer from chronic Landlubber Syndrome, a common malady that leaves the victim's skin unbelievably smooth and hair straight and shiny. The reason? Therapists are just not spending enough time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
The goal of Aquatic Therapy University is to train therapists how to treat their patients in the water. One of the ways we do that is by putting on private onsite classes for our customer faciltiies and staff. We call... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
Debbie Torrellas gives an update on how our Caribbean Aquatic Therapy Intensive is going and what she is learning. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
Aquatic Therapy University does not offer a certification. Why not? Aquatic therapy is not a trade or an occupation. It is a therapeutic procedure used by many physical medicine and rehab professions. It is within the scope of practice of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
From Hawaii to the UK. From Anchorage to Puerto Rico. ATU is saturating the globe with new opportunities to learn the from the best when it comes to treating your patients in the water. We offer new content (Pilates/Yoga) to... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
This holiday retreat is intended to give you the credits you need to earn your Aquaticist℠-In-Training credential while providing a refreshing vacation experience for you and your family. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
Question: We have a patient that may benefit from aquatic therapy - however, the patient is positive for Hepatitis C - would this be a concern for aquatic therapy? Answer: Hepatitis C (and B) is spread primarily by blood-to-blood contact,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
In the water, patients may be challenged beyond limits of stability without the fear of consequences of falling which are often present with land-based balance training. The environment leads to improvement in balance reactions which are translatable to land. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
Are you located in a college town and want to know how to reach out to their athletes? Are you considering a training program for your high school football players but don't know where to start? Here are the places... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
Dear Andrea, I took your Musculo Primer class in Eden Prairie last Summer with the people from Hong Kong. I am wondering if you can send/forward me a sample of one of your daily PT notes for pool therapy. We... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at The Aquatic Therapist
Grand Opening coming up? Starting a new aquatic practice? Here is a list of our recommended items to consider for your Aquatic Therapy Equipment Starter Kit. All prices reflect our current listings on and are subject to change without... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at The Aquatic Therapist
Here are a few resources we shared at a recent pediatric aquatic therapy conference. Thought you might want the info as well.... The website or link to where you can get water streamers to make an in-water obstacle course Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at The Aquatic Therapist