Recognizing those who achieve exceptional rehabilitation results through the use of advanced water therapy.
Determination. Innovation. Excellence.
Sports fans everywhere love a good comeback story. The spirit of the game is epitomized by an athlete's triumph just months after recovering from a devastating injury. Behind these great comeback stories are the athletic trainers and medical staff who also sacrificed to ensure these athletes and teams would reach their goals.
The 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award will recognize professionals who, despite all odds, garnered superior rehabilitation results through innovative, and sometimes unconventional, methods. Eligible pioneers rely on aquatics as a medium to help achieve exceptional results.
The call for submissions is now closed.
Your Case Study Could Be Chosen As a Nominee If:
How To Submit an Exceptional Rehabilitation Case Study:
In order to participate, your clinical case study must focus on an athlete who returned to play from an injury between January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. If you are selected as a nominee, you or a representative from your facility, must be present at NATA in St. Louis, MO in June when the winner is announced.
Submission proposals will close at 11:59pm EDT on Friday, May 1, 2015. A minimum of one person from each department from HydroWorx will read through each proposal and independently vote on their top 4 submissions. The 4 submissions with the most votes internally will be presented to our panel of judges and the general public for voting.
Upon selecting the top 4 stories, a public voting page will be opened. Voting will be open from May 18, 2015 until June 18, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT. Individuals are allowed to vote once per day. At the conclusion of the open voting period, the winner of the public’s vote will count as 1 vote. The finalists will also go through a judging process by a panel of six independent judges which will each count for 1 vote toward the winner for a total of 7 votes to determine the overall winner.
The winner of the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED) will be announced in the HydroWorx Booth, #1723, at the National Athletic Trainers Association’s 66th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in St. Louis, MO on Thursday, June 25, 2015.