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3rd International Scienti?c Conference

?35 years of Watsu in rehabilitation, SPA and sport?

2 - 4 October 2015, Krakow, Poland



Academy of Physical Education in Krakow

Aquatic Therapy Development Association Watsu Polska



Rector of the Academy of Physical Education in Krakow, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Klimek.

Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland.


Honorary Patronage:

Mr Marek Sowa, Marshal of the Malopolska Region


Media patronage of conference:



Aims of the conference:

  • presentation of the current state of research on rehabilitation in water,
  • presentation of research projects,
  • exploring the advantages of inter-disciplinary research,
  • integration of academics and practitioners,
  • presentation of different methods and concepts,
  • presentation of development directions of speci?c areas of hydrotherapy,
  • presentation of practical applications of research in speci?c areas,
  • popularization of aquatic therapy issues among students and young scientists,
  • integration of people with disabilities by means of water exercises, rehabilitation and sport,
  • promotion of Krakow as a center of academic and cultural development and the Malopolska Voivodeship and its tourist attractions, including its geothermal centers.


Areas of interest:

Watsu, passive underwater techniques, Halliwick, BRRM, exercise in water, aqua ?tness, therapeutic exercises in water, athletes recovery in water, hydrotherapy, balneotherapy, activity of disabled and eldery people in water, infants? swimming and their activity in water in the perinatal period, SPA, health tourism, floating, varia.


Structure of the presentation:

  • scienti?c papers (oral presentation)
  • poster session
  • presentation of methods and concepts (theoretical and workshop)
  • panel discussions


Honorary Committee:

Harold Dull (USA), founder of Watsu

Szymon Ziolkowski, Olympic Champion, double World Champion in hammer throw

Piotr Malachowski, Olympic and World Championships medalist in discus throw

Christophe Lemaitre (France), 4 times European Champion in sprint

Scientific Committee:

Prof Ewa Dybińska

Prof Piotr Mika, PT

Mauricio Garcia Koprowski PhD (Brasil)

Rajko Vute PhD (Slovenia)

Abdusselam Kose PhD (Turkey)

Aras Dicle PhD (Turkey)

Renata Golanko PhD

Maria Bilska PhD

Anita Konik PT, PhD

Anna Koszela PT, PhD

Marta Kądziołka PT, PhD

Organizing Committee:

Tomasz Zagórski MSc

Krzysztof Miłkowski PT, MSc

Aleksandra Koziorowska PT, Msc

Ewelina Rosłoniec PT, MSc


Additional events:

Watsu 3 (with Harold Dull) 27 September - 1 October 2015 (TBA)

Watsu Instructors Meeting 5 - 6 October 2015, Laskowa

Instructor Training Course (ITC), with Mary Theri Thomas in  Laskowa, (after the Conference, details will be anounced soon)


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See how it was on the previous Conference:

Watsu? - 30 years of continuing development in clinics (rehabilitation), SPAs and sport: