Articles of Interest / Scholarship Information (see below)




AED Lifesaving Equipment

Aquatic Therapy Temperatures

Emergency 101

Facility Standards

Recreational Water Illnesses

UV Light



Assessment: Land/Water Connections

Assessments in Therapeutic Aquatics

Business of Aquatics: Therapy & Exercise

Continuum of Care: Obstacles Within

Documentation and Research for Alternative Aquatics

Effective Communication through Documentation

Evidence-Based Aquatic Therapy

Grant Writing: A Case Study

Helping Your Patients Financially

Indications for Warm Water Therapy


Marketing: It Can be Simple and Inexpensive

Medications (Excerpt from Chapter 5 of Ruth Sova's book, AQUATICS - The Complete Reference Guide to Aquatic Fitness Professionals)

Monitoring Intensity

Optimal Discharge Options

Personal Protection for You and Your Clients

Practice and Documentation of Aquatic Therapy from Cigna

Preparing to Teach a Workshop

Pre-Programmed Protocols

Research in Therapeutic Aquatics

Safe Handling Techniques

Water Wheels Keep on Turning

Wound-Related Analysis

Writing for Publication



Ethical Theory

Independent Contractor Agreement

Liability Release Waiver

Privacy in the Aquatic Setting



AKWA Spotlight: Donna Adler

An Introduction to Aquatic Therapy

Army Rehab

Calming Fearful Patients

Case Studies in Water Exercise

Coherency Training for Coordinated Intent, Not Techniques

Current Theories about Aging

Diabetes Research Review

Functional Circuits

Energy and Breath

High-Intensity Aquatic Exercises Improve Physical Function and Reduce Falls among Postmenopausal Women

High-Intensity Interval Training

Low Pressure Fitness

Myofascial Lines


Progression Principles

Return to Running/Walking Function After Injury

Symposium-IAFC Research 2014

Symposium Research 2012

The 100-Step Deep Water Test

The Importance of Breath

Therapeutic Noodle Progressions

Water vs. Land Walking



Board Games featuring the Wonderboard

Collars for Core and Other Equipment Anomalies

Core muscle activation during aquatic resistance exercise performed with different devices

Equipment Addiction

Pool Equipment:

A common question is "What equipment do I need? I'm just getting started in aquatic therapy."
Here is the answer...




Ai Chi for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputation

Amputee: Missing Limbs and Abnormal Body Shape: No Barrier to Functional Aquatic Interventions

Amputee Photo 1      Amputee Photo 2      Amputee Photo 3      Amputee Photo 4      Amputee Photo 5

Amputee: Figting the Good Fight


Asthma: Stay Above Water with Exercise-Induced Asthma

Ataxia: Treatment Implications and Interventions



Athlete's Road to Recovery

Athletic Rehab

Athletic Rehab Training Program

Aquatic Athletic Rehab and Conditioning for Runners

Aquatic Athletic Rehab: Innovative Training Techniques

Aquatic Rehab for Recovering Athletes and Military Veterans

Eccentric Exercise in Rehab



Assessing Foot Placement

Balance and Gait Training

Better Balance Through the Clockwork Approach

Fall Prevention: Implications for Aquatic Therapy

Functional Balance

Get Up, Stay Up, Don't Fall!




CP: Energy expenditure and physical activity of ambulatory children with cerebral palsy and of typically developing children




Diabetes and Aquatic Exercise



Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy



Ai Chi for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: A Different Approach for Treating Fibromyalgia Clients in the Aquatic Environment

The effectiveness of aquatic physical therapy in the treatment of Fibromyalgia: a systematic review with meta-analysis



Aquatic Therapy for Lymphedema from Breast Cancer



Aquatics for Individuals with Severe Multiple Disabilities

Aquatic Therapy for the Medically Complex Patient

Complex Medical Patient


Therapeutic Imperatives: Impulse Control, Focus of Attention, and Tension Reduction



Facilitating Gait in Individuals with Neurological Dysfunction

Neuromuscular Conditioning

Neurons That Fire Together Wire Together

Peripheral Neuropathy

Sensory Integrated Imagery

Sensory Integration for Pre/Post-Surgery

Sensory Integration for Pre/Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

The Vagus Nerve



Obesity and Relaxation



ACL Rehab

Aquatic Exercise and the Shoulder

Beyond Hip - Balance and Coordination Exercises for the Lower Extremities

Challenges with Deep Water and Lumbar Stabilization

Corrective Exercise Programming for Shoulders

Exercise Replacement Chart

Five Key Exercises for Hips

Gluteal Amnesia

Hip and Back: Issues and Solutions

Interactive Posture

Hypermobility: Recognizing its Impact on your Exercise Consideration

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Knees: ACL Post-Op Phase #2 - Aquatic Protocol

Lumbar Spine - Movement Dysfunction: Recognize, Correct, Heal

Lumbar Stabilization: Aquatic Management of Low Back Pain

Lumbar Stabilization using UCT and PNF

Lumbar Stabilization - Why and How?

Ortho Replacement Exercise Chart

Prehab for Total Joint Replacement

Progressive Foundation Building

Shoulder Impingement Rehabilitation Recommendations

Shoulder Injury: Aquatic Rehab Goals

Thoracic Spine: Mobility and Postural Control

Total Joint Replacement Prehabilitation



Bone Density and Physical Function in Postmenopausal Women after a 12-month Water Exercise Intervention

Bone Density and Practical Applications

Bone Density Summary 2005

Building Bone Density - Research Issues

Deep Water and Osteoporosis

Effect of Water Exercise on Bone Density among Postmenopausal Women

Effects of 24 Weeks of Deep Water Training on Bone Density

Osteoporosis Interventions and Aquatics Response



Chronic Pain

Pain-Free Movement Techniques

Pain Journaling

Persistent Pain Education

The effect of regular aquatic exercise on improvement of physical fitness level, static and dynamic balance capacity, and muscular activity in elderly arthritis patients

Water Exercise as a Tool for Chronic Pain and Chronic Stress Management

Watsu for Relief of Chronic Pain



Parkinson's: Dystonia and Parkinson's Aquatic Techniques



A Body-Mind Technique for Children

Ai Chi for Kids

Aquatic Kids' Core

Aquatic Therapy Progressions for Pediatrics

Autism, Sensory Processing and Learning

Autism Spectrum: Focused Therapeutic Aquatics

Fun for Improved Function

Sensory Processing and Motor Planning

Sensory Processing Pediatrics and Beyond

Swimming for the Severely Challenged Child

Working with Children in the Water



Pool Safety and the TBI Patient



Swimming with Visual Impairment



Wounded Warrior

Aquatic Rehab for Recovering Athletes and Military Veterans




Ai Chi

Ai Chi Balance Research

Ai Chi Balance and Trunk Stabilization

Ai Chi Documentation Form

Ai Chi as an Integrative Practice: Mental and Physical Health

Ai Chi for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputation

Ai Chi Progressions

Applying CranioSacral Therapy in the BioAquatic Environment

Clinical Ai Chi Low Back

Clinical Ai Chi Shoulder

Energy and The Breath

Meridians Part 1

Meridians Part 2

Meridians Part 3

Shinzo Newsletter June 2013



AquaStretch - Accentuating Intuitive Movement

AquaStretch Overview

AquaStretch: Rehabilitation Utilizing AquaStretch Techniques

AquaStretch: Ride the New Tidal Wave in Aquatic Therapy

Now That I Can Bench-Press a Buick

Thinking Outside the Box with AquaStretch


Aqua Motion Movement

Bad Ragaz LE and Trunk Patterns Effect on Increasing Lumbar Spine Flexibility and Mobility

Brain Gym in the Pool

Conceptualized Framework of Spinal and Pelvic Stabilization using Alternative Methodology of Pilates and Yoga



Halliwick Method: Applications for Individuals with Orthopedic Conditions

Halliwick Methodology


Breathing for Improved Outcomes

Core Ideas from Three Teachers

Facilitation of Ideal Movement Starts wtih a Stable Base

The Heavy Concept

Loaded Movement Training

Movements in Touch

More Movements in Touch

Muscular Tension Release

Pilates Principles for Abs, Posture and Balance

Relaxation Technique

Rhythmic Movement Aquatics (RMA)

SykorovaSynchro Method

Aqua Yoga for Arthritis

Yoga and Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation

Yoga Philosophy, Poses and Aquatic Therapy


ATRI / Jalkanen Foundation Scholarships Available

The Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI) and the Jalkanen Foundation have full and partial scholarships for education in aquatic therapy or rehab.

Scholarships are given to aquatic therapy practitioners who, for some reason, would not be able to attain needed continuing education or stay in the field of aquatic therapy and rehabilitation.  This may be due to special needs, being single parents, having experienced physical or emotional trauma, or other special situations.

The scholarships will help practitioners get education so they can continue to serve others.  Scholarships given by the Jalkanen Foundation (a non-profit charitable organization) for ATRI events are matched by ATRI.

To apply, click on Scholarship Application (below) and follow the directions.  The deadline for scholarships is one month in advance of the event you wish to attend.

Scholarship Application