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Emily Dunlap

PT, Owner, Aquatic Therapy Pro
WAHC Speaker Emily Dunlap

Emily Dunlap, PT graduated from Simmons College with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1988. She has been active with the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy (formerly, Aquatic Physical Therapy Section) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) almost since its inception and has held multiple offices. She was instrumental in the development of the APTA sponsored Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (CAPTCC) Program. Emily has authored chapters in 3 Aquatic Therapy related textbooks and is a national speaker on various aquatic physical therapy topics. She currently works at Central Texas Rehabilitation (inpatient rehab) in addition to aquatic therapy consulting. In fall of 2019 she is starting a PhD program in exercise physiology at University of Texas, Austin. She has published original research on the topic of waterproof dressing usage in aquatic therapy settings. Her current research topics include continued investigation on the use of waterproof dressings, effects of Ai Chi for balance, pain, function and quality of life and effects of Aquastretch on athletes.