About the Author

Jim Brown, PhD, and Molli Hermiston, PTA

Jim Brown, PhD, and Molli Hermiston, PTA

As a former educator, Jim Brown, PhD, brings a unique perspective to health and medical writing. He has authored 14 books on health, medicine, fitness, and sports. For more than a decade he has written articles, newsletters, and special reports through Belvoir Media Group for the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, UCLA Health, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Over the past two decades, he served as the executive editor of the Penn State Sports Medicine Newsletter, the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine and Performance Newsletter, and Steadman Philippon Research Institute News.

Jim is a native of Louisiana and received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University. After serving in the Peace Corps in South America for two years, he received a MEd from McNeese State University and a PhD in college teaching/health education from the University of North Texas. His interest in writing developed during his tenure as a college professor, and journalism ultimately became his second career. Jim resides in Atlanta with his wife, Arlene.

Molli Hermiston, PTA, is a former collegiate strength & conditioning and track & field coach. She currently practices as an inpatient physical therapy assistant at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital in Los Angeles.

Molli graduated from Elmhurst College in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. In 2011 she earned a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and worked for a global non-profit. In 2016 she returned to the health and fitness world by earning a AAS degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant leaving her native state of Iowa to practice in Los Angeles. Molli enjoys international travel and volunteering.

Articles by Jim Brown, PhD, and Molli Hermiston, PTA

Hydrotherapy: More Than Water Aerobics

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Hydrotherapy: More Than Water Aerobics

Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic therapy, is a skilled intervention provided by a physical or occupational therapist in an inpatient or outpatient clinical setting. Don’t confuse it, however, with aquatic aerobics, or water aerobics.

Hydrotherapy uses the properties that water offers—including buoyancy, temperature, and pressure—to provide therapeutic pain relief for individuals