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This 2-hour webinar from ATU Aquatic Therapy Seminars was recorded live on November 110, 2023. The webinar is for OTs, PTs, RTs and Adapted Aquatics providers who are looking for novel ideas to make their pool time more effective and fun. Professionals will leave with over 50 ideas for changing the pool into a therapeutic venue unlike anything available on land.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • List 3 reasons that therapists tend to fall into treatment ruts.
  • Describe 2 reasons why therapists who work in aquatics are prone to burnout.
  • Describe 2 methods to harness creativity using the "Chopped" method during pool sessions.
  • Describe 2 methods to "shop" for new treatment ideas inside your own clinic or the local discount store.
  • Locate 5 research papers from the last 5 years which teach novel progression methods that can be harnessed for aquatic treatments.
  • Given a specific case, create a 10 minute treatment plan using 3 novel ideas learned from the webinar.



Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters degree in physical therapy. Salzman is the Founder and Owner of the Aquatic Resources Network, the largest multidisciplinary clearinghouse of information on aquatic therapy. She currently serves as Director of Aquatic Therapy University and has assisted hundreds of facilities during the start-up and training phases of their aquatic practice. Salzman has received the highest honor given to an aquatic physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. She has been listed in Who's Who for Aquatics multiple times over the years. Over her career, she has served as: • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy • Manager, Regions Hospital Therapy Pool • Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Catherine’s PT program • Functional Design Consultant; Aquatic Therapy Facilities • ARN Database Creator, 19,000 aquatic professionals • Aquatic Health Research Database (AHRD) Creator, 8000 abstracts and growing • Author, 5 aquatic therapy-related texts • Monthly columnist, Aquatics International, Advance for PTs, Onsite Fitness, AusMed and other trade magazines



There is no conflict of interest in the training. There are no products endorsed or sold.

50 Novel Aquatic Therapy Ideas for PT, OT, RT & Other Providers (2 hrs)

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