Aquatic Physical Therapy is the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by a
physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant under the supervision of a physical therapist. Aquatic Physical Therapy
includes but is not limited to treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness of patient populations in an
aquatic environment with or without the use of assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective, or supportive devices and equipment.
The unique properties of the aquatic environment enhance interventions for patients across the age span with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and cardiovascular disorder, and integumentary diseases, disorders, or conditions.
Aquatic Physical Therapy interventions are deigned to improve or maintain:
Interventions used in Aquatic Physical Therapy include, but are not limited to, therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy, breathing strategies, electro-therapeutic modalities, physical agents and mechanical modalities using the properties of water and techniques unique to the aquatic environment.