Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic Physical Therapy is the skilled practice of physical therapy in water. This includes more than just a prescription of aquatic exercises; it also includes specialized aquatic treatments and manual techniques performed by a physical therapist in the water with the patient. These may be performed with patients standing, supported and floating on their backs, or even comfortably seated in our warm water pool. Our knowledge and skill in this area further separate us from any other aquatic therapy in Utah. And for current patients, we offer free independent use of our pool facilities for homework exercises at any time during non-appointment days.

Why Aquatic Physical Therapy?

The physiological properties of water at bath temperatures help reduce pain, improve movement quality, strengthen weak muscles, and even train balance and coordination. Warm water soothes and relaxes muscular tension and reduces the effects of stress on the body. Studies show that even memory, mood, and attention can be improved in water.

Special Aquatic Treatment Methods:

  • Halliwick
  • Bad Ragaz Ring Method
  • Ai Chi
  • Watsu
  • AquaStretch
  • Wassertanzen
  • Peyow Aqua Pilates
  • Aqua Yoga

Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy


Brian has completed the CAPTCC Aquatic Physical Therapy certification and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy under the American Physical Therapy Association. He also teaches the aquatic physical therapy curriculum for the University of Utah’s DPT Program.