Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers 

Louise Carrol

Louise Carroll


School of Allied Health, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, Aging Research Centre, Health Research Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

"Aquatic therapy for Parkinson’s disease: international evidence based guidelines

Felix C

Félix Castellanos

Escuela Tantien, Valencia, Spain


Urs Gamper

Urs N. Gamper

Association IATF, Vilters, Switzerland

"AquaQiGong a new myofascial aquatic therapy concept"

Sophie Heywood

Sophie Heywood

Physiotherapy Department, St Vincent's Hospital; Hydro Functional Fitness; the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre; the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

"Physiology meets psychosocial for optimal outcomes in OA"


Johan Lambeck

Association IATF, Vilters, Switzerland
Aquatic Rehabilitation Consultants, Geneva, Switzerland

"Aquatic Gamification: move and think"

Jessy Lauer

Jessy Lauer

NeuroX Institute and Brain Mind Institute, School of Life Sciences,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

"Markerless analysis of underwater exercises using artificial intelligence"

Jo Nijs

Jo Nijs

Pain in Motion research group (PAIN), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
Department of Physical Medicine and Physiotherapy, University Hospital Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

"Lifestyle & chronic pain: opportunities for aquatic therapy"

Ian Oglivie

Ian Ogilvie

OLM Consulting Ltd

"Energy usage and savings in a Hydrotherapy Pool"

Jacquie Pattman

Jacqueline Pattman

Clinical specialist Physiotherapist specialising in Aquatic Physiotherapy
ATACP tutor / International Tutor.  ATACP committee and Education committee member

"Aquatic Physiotherapy in clinical practice individual Neuro single case studies – using film footage"


Stelios Psycharakis

Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

"Aquatic exercise for people with low back pain"

Javier Gueita

Javier Güeita Rodriguez

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DepartmentUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos:  Campus de Ciencias de la Salud, Madrid, Spain

"From molecule and cell to behavioral change. Clinical applications of neurophysiology of immersion + aquatic exercise"

Daisuke Sato

Daisuke Sato

Institute for Human Movement and Medical Sciences
Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Japan

"Water immersion for promoting sensorimotor neuroplasticity

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