Hi, my name is Dr. Rick McAvoy, and I am a pioneer in the field of Aquatics.
I believe that the power of H2o can change lives.
Let me show you how to maximize the potential of your swim spa.
WHAT do I do?
I train clients to maximize the power and potential of water. Water has the unfair reputation of only being used only for its supportive properties. It is also viewed as just land-based training performed in the water.
However, by maximizing the 3-dimensional resistive properties of water and having a good understanding of kinesiology, biomechanics and neurophysiology, a dynamic, functional training environment is created.
WHAT does this mean for you?
We will work together to develop the best program for you so that you can improve your overall function, fitness, performance and quality of life. I will help to educate and empower you to maximize your potential in the water. We will discuss how your specially designed aquatic program will help bridge the gap between water and land based functioning.
WHY should you work with me?
My 25-plus years of experience in Aquatics working with patients and professional athletes has allowed me to develop a unique training approach to aquatic therapy, fitness and performance. For over a decade I have worked in the swim spa industry to help bring functional aquatic training to the swim spa market.
If you want accelerated results and are looking for better movement, sit down and let’s chat for a while.
Swim Spa Exercise is an outside-the-box, in-the-water solution to health, fitness and performance.
You will leave the H20 feeling significantly better than when you get in. If more
people realized the potential of water, then we would have a health revolution. There
would be less injury and illness.
Water is the great equalizer – the harder you push the harder it pushes you back.
It does not matter what your age or fitness level is. Water does not discriminate.
MY GOAL IS TO HELP OFFER SOMETHING UNIQUELY DIFFERENT TO
CLIENTS THAT WILL HELP ACCELERATE RESULTS.
Commonly Treated Issues & Conditions:
• Overall Fitness
• Cross Training
• Post Rehab Fitness
• Pre-hab Fitness
• Sports Performance
• Weight Loss
• Fall Prevention
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Cancer Survivor
• Total Joint Replacements
• Neurological Disorders
• Golf Injuries
Dr. Rick McAvoy, PT, DPT, CSCS has specialized in Aquatic Physical
Therapy and Sports Performance for over 25 years.
Rick is the Owner of RMA (RICK MCAVOY AQUATICS) an Aquatic Fitness and Sports Performance Training and Consulting Company in Southern New England.
He works with some of the largest swim spa manufacturers in the world educating and promoting aquatic fitness, rehab and training. Rick is a published author and researcher in the field of Aquatic Therapy and Fitness as well as Sports Performance. He trains and consults with numerous athletes and sports teams from professional sports, collegiate and high school teams, along with fitness and healthcare institutions.
Rick is a sought after Master Instructor in the Burdenko Method, a specialized form of dynamic aquatic and land-based techniques. Rick lectures nationally and internationally throughout the year teaching the benefits of Aquatic Therapy and Fitness and Sports Performance to health clubs, athletic institutions and health care practices.
Rick is an adjunct faculty member at both The University of New Hampshire in the Department of Kinesiology and Franklin Pierce University in the Doctoral of Physical Therapy program.
Rick McAvoy Aquatics extensive work has reached global standards by
breaking boundaries in Australia, New Zealand, China, Canada, UK and the United States.
How it Works
via the contact form
Complete the Medical History/Intake Form and Waiver of Liability Form
I will then contact you to set up a consult appointment
How will we meet?
We’ll meet for at least 1 hour via Zoom Meeting. This will consist of reviewing the intake form, reviewing your goals and establishing a treatment plan based upon your needs and goals.
I will then develop a comprehensive aquatic program with illustrations and descriptions based upon our meeting and either email it to you or priority mail (US only) to you.
After that time I would then like you to practice the program in the spa on your own.
Contacting me via e-mail for phone with any questions.
We can then follow up with another meeting (usually 4-6 weeks) to review any questions you may have and to modify/progress your program.
What you will need…
Internet Connection, Web Cam and Microphone
We’ll be using Zoom Meeting
You’ll need to download Zoom Meeting. I will send you an invite with the meeting time and link. Make sure you check your microphone and web cam settings before our training.