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How the UFC is Using Hydrotherapy for Training Elite Athletes

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Stories, Training Tips, underwater treadmill

Seventeen years ago, with one room, a desk and a phone, Dana White started a small business in the Nevada dessert.  He was led by his passion for Mixed Martial Arts—the extreme combat sport in which contestants use wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, judo and karate to bring an opponent into submission. What White named the “Ultimate […]

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Major Car Accident Victim Saw Remarkable Progress with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy

An interview with Keith McCrate, PT, Director of Therapy, Presbyterian Village North(PVN), Dallas TX HydroWorx (HW):     Tell us about a patient that has benefitted from aquatic therapy and your HydroWorx pool: Keith McGrate (KM): A patient came to us recently who had been involved in a major car crash. She was in her 60s, […]

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Increasing Range of Motion After Double Knee Replacement

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

In the United States alone, over 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year, mostly among adults age 65+, but at increasingly younger ages also.  Following a knee replacement surgery, patients endure months of physical therapy in order to properly recover from the procedure. Georgia Physical Therapy, a prominent advocate for aquatic therapy, constantly helps patients […]

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Providing Hope After Being Wheelchair Bound for 7 Years

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “From Wading to Walking” by Scott Wesche, DPT, and Samantha Fleming, PTA featured  in Rehab Management. Jane could no longer walk or do common daily tasks after a traumatic car accident severely damaged her brain.  Over time she was able to regain muscle control […]

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Combatting Drop Foot with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Irene knew she was in the right place as soon as she walked into the doors of Georgia Physical Therapy. After developing drop foot as a result of excessive walking, she constantly had back pain,  to the point that it affected her everyday life. Drop foot, a general term for difficulty lifting the front of […]

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University of Minnesota Spring Football Season Without Advanced Hydrotherapy Onsite

| Posted in: News

The University of Minnesota is creating a brand new athletic complex, which will incorporate the use of HydroWorx technology. The exciting project known as the Athlete’s Village opens in 2018 and spans to offer student athletes from all rosters. As the school year comes to end, ice hockey nears its end, football once again reigns. […]

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Easing Joint Replacement Patients Into Physical Therapy With Aquatics

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

With the United States currently experiencing considerable growth in the 65 and older population, more replacement surgeries are being performed every year as a result of aging. In addition to the older population, people in younger age groups may require surgeries as a result of work or sport-related injuries. Whether they are knee, shoulder, ankle or hip […]

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Choosing Physical Therapy Instead of Surgery After Partial ACL Tear

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

A simple jump stop or sudden change of direction can trigger an ACL injury. The athlete immediately has several thoughts including, “Why did this happen to me? Do I need surgery? When can I play sports again? Am I at risk of this happening again?” However, the hardest question for a clinician to answer is “When and […]

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Extensive Benefits of Aquatic Therapy During Pregnancy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Water Therapy

Aquatic therapy can have great benefits for pregnant women. Every woman has a different experience during pregnancy and many women even have radically different experiences each time they’re pregnant. The most common pregnancy symptoms, such as fatigue and body aches, can be managed with hydrotherapy. A woman’s body endures many changes during pregnancy, the effects of […]

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Help Patients Regain Independence with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

With the Fourth of July around the corner, we will soon be celebrating our country’s independence. For many aging adults and those in physical therapy for a variety of conditions, maintaining and regaining independence is a primary concern. With that in mind, aquatic therapy can be a great alternative to traditional physical therapy. Often, exercises can be completed easier […]

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