North Star Aquatic Therapy

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North Star Aquatic Therapy  is owned  by Kiki Dickinson, PT, PAqI  for the sole focus  of offering  aquatic therapy classes to promote her love of aquatic therapy. 

Kathleen "Kiki" Dickinson, MPT, PAqI

Kathleen (Kiki) Dickinson, MPT graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a master's degree in physical therapy.  Kiki has over 25 years of pediatric and adult physical therapy experience  at St. Croix Therapy (Therapeutic Services for Children and Adults) in Hudson, Wisconsin.  She has extensive experience developing and implementing aquatic therapy programs for a diverse pediatric population which includes working with children of all ages including the birth-to-three population, as well as the ortho-neuro adult population.


Kiki founded North Star Aquatic Therapy to offer aquatic therapy courses for both the pediatric and adult populations. Kiki  teaches custom aquatic therapy classes nationally and internationally with a focus on the neuro pediatric and geriatric population. Kiki has helped develop course manuals for several pediatric courses for Aquatic Therapy University (ATU) and has developed several of her own individual classes that she has presented at national and state APTA conferences.  Kiki has a clinical and research interest in childhood obesity and the impact it has on the special needs population.  Kiki has played a significant role in developing aquatic coursework for Speech Language Pathologists, including offering one of the first ASHA approved course in aquatics with ATU.

Kiki is certified in Halliwick, Bad Ragaz, Ai Chi and Cranio-sacral Therapy. Kiki has her Aquaticistâ„  credentials from ATU. Kiki has been an adjunct professor at St. Catherine’s University for over 20 years and teaches Pediatric Coursework for their Physical Therapy Assistant Program.