Hi, my name is Dr. Rick McAvoy, and I am a pioneer in the field of Aquatics.
I believe that the power of H20 can change lives.
Let me show you how to maximize the potential of your swim spa.
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.
WHAT do I do?
I educate and empower people to maximize the power and potential of water. My goal is to help people to Move Better and Live Better.
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.
Dr. Rick’s aquatic therapy program was a huge help in my long recovery from shoulder surgery. After months of frustration post operation, including a very difficult bout with frozen shoulder, Rick was able to help tremendously. It was amazing to see how my shoulder could move again once we tried all his unique exercises in the water. After trying everything: endless traditional PT, massage and acupuncture, I would definitely say the most drastic improvement was with Rick's program. I would highly recommend his technique to anyone. My only regret was not finding him sooner in my long recovery.
It has been 8 months since I last had any serious back pain. The reason? 3 or 4 mornings each week following Dr. Rick’s prescribed exercise program in the water. I am thankful for him every morning when I get into the water.
My personal physician of 25 years recommended Dr Rick McAvoy to help me with my chronic back pain, sciatic pain and overall stiffness. I was able to get an appointment with Dr McAvoy and had a comfortable chat about my concerns, he administered a comprehensive screening and was quick to design a work out plan in the water to improve my back and overall health and fitness. This guy knows his craft very well, has a personality to make the process enjoyable and is a stickler to detail and follow up. My Sciatica pain is gone and my back is loosening up by the day. Thanks Dr Rick!
I had been experiencing low back pain for quite some time and had tried a variety of treatment options with minimal success. I had heard about Dr. McAvoy and sought out his services. The exercises I performed in the swim spa really helped to improve my overall posture, strength, flexibility and body awareness. He provided me with a laminated exercise program that I was able to continue own my own. His dedication to my progress was evident with his frequent follow ups via text and phone calls. We met at a later date to reevaluate and progress my program. I would highly recommend his aquatic training services.
After years of enduring a back ailment, my personal physician convinced me to contact Dr. McAvoy. From the outset, Rick listened, watched and then challenged me. He developed a custom program that addressed the needs to strengthen my core, increase flexibility and, most importantly, give me the courage to stay the course. Within weeks, the progress was more than evident. As my career requires extensive travel, the discipline and aquatic exercises learned from Rick have been invaluable and easily transportable, as I move around the country. A true life-changing experience!
You know how in movies you see the master diamond cutter carefully gazing at the uncut stone? And how the cutter then knows just what force to use, and at what angle, to get the precisely right cut? That is what you get with Rick. But he’s looking at your body. Mentally recording muscle imbalances and unconscious compensations. Then Rick develops an aquatic program to turn the rough diamond into one more finely cut, more dynamic, easier to live with. With grace and kindness Rick pushes you to try harder, to go beyond your comfortable boundaries. Which is all OK because the water protects you and provides the variable resistance needed to get those muscles working just right. Rick is not just a master of aquatic therapy. He is THE master.
Swim Spa Exercise is an outside-the-box, in-the-water solution to health, fitness and performance.
If you want accelerated results and are looking for better movement, sit down and let’s chat for a while.
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.