Quotes from Subscribers to the ATRI E-List Bulletin Board
"Similar to picking up the
phone and calling a friend with a question, I know that I can post an aquatic
therapy related question to the ATRI Bulletin Board, and get a reply from trusted,
experienced professionals. The network has served me in many areas, including
Medicare issues, salary ranges, safety standards, and tidbits from Ruth Sova.
It's great to be so easily connected to a wide range of people with aquatic
therapy knowledge and pool expertise."
Terri Mitchell, PTA, ATRIC
"Just in the past few weeks
the Bulletin Board has helped me find information and resources for a lecture
I was asked to give to a group of physical therapists. It has also provided
me with the opportunity to share some of my own wisdoms by answering questions
posted on the Board; it's a wonderful way to reach others involved in aquatic
therapy across the nation and break down some of the isolation barriers that
especially new providers often experience (I know I used to until I found ATRI!)"
Martina Frost, PTA, PA-SII, ATRIC
"I got a new job through
the Bulletin Board. This new job is exactly the job that I need to further my
aquatic therapy career development. Thank you."
Sheralee Beebe, BA, MES
Redwood City, CA
"I worked with clients in
the water for 5 years before knowing anyone else was doing it. Even the Internet
didn't have much in those days. Then I found ATRI and my professional "family".
This Bulletin Board is like the family newsletters I get from my genetically-related
kids ... it keeps me in touch with all that's going on. More importantly, it's
a way for newcomers to aquatics to know they're not alone out there, as I once
Douglas W (Doug) Kinnaird, LMT, LMP
"I look forward to reading
the ATRI Bulletin Board everyday. There are interesting questions to ponder
or answer and new information to learn. There is a feeling of unity. Our interest
in water therapy bonds us! As we attend conferences and workshops we will be
able to put an e-mail address together with a face and hopefully establish ongoing
Ann Davidsen, OTR/L
"The ATRI Bulletin Board
is an excellent source of philanthropic advise from experts in the field who
provide educational information that has been useful in my aquatic therapy practice.
I was also able to get information on where to purchase a chair lift at wholesale
prices, and located some referral sources for a friend in another region of
the country who was looking for an aquatic therapist. When I have a special
need, all I need do is ask and I receive."
Rosemary H. Shuler, MS, CTRS, ATRIC
Wake Forest, NC
"Since joining the Bulletin
Board last fall, I have read and copied information that I can easily handout
to my instructors and clients. This venue has allowed me to stay current on
issues and to be informed on new data in Aquatic Therapy I never knew existed.
Also, I get to read what others are doing in their pools and how they also face
problems similar to our pool. I only wish I had joined sooner."
"The Bulletin Board is a
great way to get some answers quick. It seems a lot of people are starting H2O
practices with little experience and need the guidance of those of us who have
been out there."
Ruth Meyer, MEd, RKT, ATRIC