Determination. Innovation. Excellence.

Recognizing those who achieve exceptional rehabilitation results through the use of advanced water therapy. 


Who doesn’t love a truly inspiring story? It is our human nature to be drawn to stories of individuals overcoming the odds, breaking through barriers and truly redefining what is possible. We have all been impacted, in one way or another, after hearing these remarkable stories. Behind these truly amazing rehabilitation stories are the clinicians and medical staff who also sacrificed to ensure these individuals would reach their goals.


The 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award will recognize clinicians 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. 

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Please stay tuned for the announcement of the final nominees. 


In order to participate, your clinical case study must be about a patient who utilized aquatic therapy for a portion of their rehab in the 2013 or 2014 calendar years. If you are selected as a nominee, you or a member of your staff must be present at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in Indianapolis, IN in February 2015 when the winner is announced. 


Your Case Study Could Be Chosen As a Nominee If:

  • The rehabilitation utilized HydroWorx aquatic therapy.

  • The case study displayed innovativeness and progression of rehab protocols with particular attention to the aquatics portion.

  • The patient demonstrated exceptional and remarkable results based on the industry standard for this particular rehab.

  • The patient achieved or exceeded their personal goal as a result of the rehabilitation program. 

  • The clinician utilized a Heuristic approach in the delivery of the treatment protocol. (What evidence based research supported your clinical protocol and how did you think 'outside the box' in developing your patient's specific protocol?)


To Submit an Exceptional Rehabilitation Case Study:


  • Download the 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award submission form on the right.

  • Fill out the submission documents (with videos and images if applicable).

  • Send the form to HydroWorx by 11:59pm EST on Friday November 28, 2014.





Submissions are now closed. 

Friday November 28, 2014 at 11:59pm EST




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The 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award Selection Process:

Submission proposals will close at 11:59pm EST on Friday, November 28, 2014. A minimum of one person from each department from HydroWorx will review 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 December 15, 2014 until January 28, 2015 11:59pm EST. 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 independent judges. Each judge's final selection will count for 1 vote toward the winner for a total of 6 votes in addition to the 1 public vote.  

The winner of the 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award will be announced in the HydroWorx Booth, at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Section's meeting in Indianapolis, IN on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:30am. 


The 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award Recipient Will Receive:

  1. A trophy commemorating their accomplishments for Aquatic Excellence and a $1,000 cash prize.
  2. The second place recipient will receive a $500 cash prize.