Aquatic Therapy Program Design

About the Course:
Aquatic Therapy Program Design an informative course designed for therapists, athletic trainers, and strength coaches who would like to expand their knowledge in working with athletes in the aquatic setting. This course presents concepts of periodization relative to aquatics that can be easily transitioned to land-based training. Whether your athletes are rehabbing from an injury, need to learn proper techniques, or are cross-training, this course helps to bridge the gap between water and land-based training. Aquatic properties, equipment, and sample programs are included. Finally, this course helps to educate the sports rehab and training professional in an integrated approach to training athletes.

Course Objectives:
  1. Recognize the basic concepts of periodization relative to aquatics.
  2. Identify the different phases of a periodized program.
  3. Select appropriate aquatic programs for each phase of training. 
About the Author:
Dr. Rick McAvoy, PT, DPT, CSCS has specialized in Aquatic Physical Therapy and Sports Performance for over 25 years. Rick is the Owner of RMA, RICK MCAVOY AQUATICS an Aquatic Sports Performance Training and Consulting Company in Southern Maine. Rick is a published author and researcher in the field of Aquatic Therapy and Sports Performance. He trains and consults with numerous athletes and sports teams from professional sports, collegiate and high school teams, along with fitness and healthcare institutions. Rick is a Master Instructor in the Burdenko Method, a specialized form of dynamic aquatic and land-based techniques. Rick lectures nationally and internationally throughout the year teaching the benefits of Aquatic Therapy and Fitness and Sports Performance to health clubs, athletic institutions, and health care practices. Rick is an adjunct faculty member at both The University of New Hampshire in the Department of Kinesiology and Franklin Pierce University in the Doctoral of Physical Therapy program.