Innovative Techniques for Multidisciplinary Aquatic Therapy

Innovative Techniques for Multidisciplinary Aquatic Therapy


Presented By:  Deborah Tyler, OTR/L, Director of Rehabilitation, Cedar Village Retirement Community

Get creative in the water! An aquatic therapy session is a perfect opportunity to combine treatment objectives of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy in unique ways. Complex patients often need the support of more than one specialist in the water and outcomes can be improved exponentially by addressing discipline-specific but overlapping goals simultaneously. In this webinar, Deborah Tyler, Director of Rehabilitation at Cedar Village Retirement Community, will describe some of the more creative rehabilitation approaches her team has utilized in an aquatic environment.

Deborah will discuss the distinct benefits of aquatic therapy that cannot easily be replicated on land which the therapists at Cedar Village have taken advantage of. She will share strategies and specific activities used to combine multiple therapy disciplines in an aquatic environment. The practical application of these strategies will be demonstrated with the case of a stroke patient who made substantial improvement by performing speech and aquatic therapy in tandem.

Learn several innovative treatment techniques—all facilitated by the water!


  • Distinct benefits that aquatic therapy offers over land therapy.
  • Creative strategies and activities to combine occupational, physical and speech therapy with aquatics.
  • Practical applications of these strategies via case study.