Jasper Harrison Ltd - Aquatic Therapy
Jasper Harrison Ltd - Aquatic Therapy

updated 18th July 2024


We are running our next course in Liverpool on the 12th/13th October 2024.  We have 6 places remaining.  Please send me an email if you are interested.


regards Martin,





St Martin's School, Gibraltar is to offer in-house hydrotherapy from this month, with school and education staff working closely over recent months with the GHA's Paediatric Physiotherapy Team, the Sports and Leisure Authority, and external pool specialists, (Jasper Harrison Ltd) to make this possible.


COURSE – ATACP Accredited Foundation Programme in Aquatic Therapy (taught element)


****12th/13th October 6 places available****



Physiotherapy Department

Alder Hey Childrens Hospital

Liverpool L14 5AB.



Susie Harrison MCSP HT




Saturday, Sunday 12th/13th October 2024



Booking information: contact

Martin Harrison : Martin@jasperharrison.co.uk 


Course Details


AIM:- “To equip a physiotherapist with the knowledge and clinical reasoning skills necessary to work safely and unsupervised in a pool”.


LEARNING OUTCOMES:- On completion of the course the participant ahould be able to: -:


Session 1

  • Discuss the relevant physical properties of water
  • Relate these properties to therapeutic techniques in the water
  • Relate 1 and 2 both to the treatment of patients, and to the changes that specific conditions may cause to a persons “Physical Properties”
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physical properties of water to strengthening techniques in the pool
  • Appreciate and experience the effects of buoyancy, turbulence and the metacentre on a body in water.


Session 2

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of immersion on the physiology of the human body.
  • Relate these changes to the safe screening of patients prior to Aquatic therapy
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of aquatic therapy in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to confidently use various flotation devices in regard to patient handling
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilise the physical properties of water to improve range of movement for patients with stiff joints or tight soft tissues
  • Demonstrate safe therapeutic handing of a patent in water


Session 3

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main Health and Safety legislation, and its implications on running an aquatic therapy service
  • Demonstrate an understanding of water disinfection related to the pool environment.
  • Relate the above to maintaining a safe environment for staff and users including the ability to risk assess.
  • Demonstrate treatment skills including Relaxation, Stabilisation, and Balance work.
  • Relate these skills to the management of a variety of patient problems


Session 4

  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills in devising a treatment programme for patients with a variety of problems
  • Demonstrate an appropriate selection of treatment techniques for these patients


About Us

Jasper Harrison Ltd 


are a small but experienced company that offer Aquatic Physiotherapy consultation and training in the North West of England.

Our physiotherapy skill set allows us to provide the following:

• Aquatic Physiotherapy training for Physiotherapy professionals 
• Aquatic Physiotherapy training for Physiotherapy Assistants and other staff who use therapy pools, (e.g. care assistants, teachers and teaching assistants) 
• Aquatic Therapy pool design consultation 
• Specialist Aquatic Physiotherapy treatment

• Aquatic Physiotherapy assessments.


We run physio assistant courses and ATACP foundation courses in Liverpool and also travel to client's sites to deliver bespoke aquatic therapy courses.  We are ideally suited for North West locations, but are happy to travel.  If you are interested in aquatic therapy courses, please contact me and I would be pleased to outline our offer and give budget costings.

Susie Harrison MCSP HT MCSP HT ATACP Accredited Tutor


I have worked in the NHS for 27 years and have 22 years of experience providing aquatic therapy to children with a wide range of conditions as part of my role as Clinical Lead for Aquatic Therapy (Hydrotherapy), at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.


I completed my post-graduate qualification in hydrotherapy, (The Bath Hydrotherapy Course), in 1997 and have always had a passion for water based physiotherapy and I wrote the section, “Hydrotherapy Management” in the text-book “Management of Brain Injured Children”. 


I have recently been responsible for overseeing the complete pool rebuild on the new Alder hey hospital site and setting policy for the running and use of the Aquatic Physiotherapy facility.


I have been providing aquatic therapy training to physiotherapists and other organisations since 2005 and became an accredited tutor in 2014 and commenced national teaching on a variety of courses including the ATACP Accredited Foundation Course.


I am on the committee of the Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP), taking over as Secretary in 2016 and am also part of the Education subgroup and responsible for liaison with NICE.

We are located at:

Jasper Harrison Ltd

Mossley Hill



Contact us today!

If you have any queries , please contact us:


Martin :- 07930315739


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