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The Value of Aquatics for Gait and Balance Sessions

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent presentation, “Addressing Gait and Balance Impairments in the Pool” at APTA-CSM 2017 by Emily Dunlap, PT at Central Texas Rehabilitation, Austin, TX. At the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in February, Emily Dunlap, PT, presented a promising topic, “Addressing Gait and Balance Impairments in […]

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Why Water Worx for Wellness Programs

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

Laura Husak, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Carolina Village in Hendersonville, NC, shared in a recent ICAA Webinar, how she was able to bring to life the vision of a program based on eight dimensions of wellness by coordinating resident-led and staff-led programs. In her 14 years of experience, she has developed several goals for a resident wellness program: Increase […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Utilizing Aquatic Therapy for Groin Injury: A Case Review

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

In a recent webinar, Todd Lewarchick, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager at the Cleveland Clinic, located in Avon, Ohio shared a case study of a high school junior who was diagnosed with osteitis pubis while pursuing a Division I football scholarship. The general rule thumb for any groin injury is to rest and offer time for […]

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The Key “Wet” Ingredients to Measuring Aquatic Functional Progress

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

In a recent webinar, Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT, explains the key “wet” ingredients of making aquatic therapy not only a fun alternative to land-based therapy but a way to facilitate the measurable functional progress that is vital for insurance reimbursement. Kathleen has been working with aquatic therapy for over ten years and stresses the importance […]

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Aquatic Therapy Provides Hope for Obese Patients

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

Although obesity is becoming an epidemic in America, many people do not look to aquatic therapy as their first option for weight loss and getting healthy. A recent statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than one-third (36.5%) of American adults are considered obese. People who are overweight may […]

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Aquatic Exercise Programs for Core Stability Training

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

In a recent webinar, Murphy Grant, a seasoned Division I Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, provided ideas for using aquatic exercises for core stability as they relate to sports-related activity. Murphy strongly believes in using exercises for stabilizing and strengthening the core. He […]

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Small Town Aquatic Cancer Rehabilitation Success

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

Elizabeth McDonald, Director of Therapy Services and Cardiac Rehab at Gove County Medical Center located in the small town of Quinter, Kansas, talks about cancer rehabilitation for her patients, in a recent webinar. Elizabeth has served as Physical Therapy Director for over 20 years and has been the Cardiac Rehab Program Director since 2005. The 800-person […]

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Use Warm Water to Keep Players Healthy: Opening Day of Baseball

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

It’s time to play ball! The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season has arrived with three games yesterday, 13 more Opening Day games today and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta. Opening week is filled with intrigue and drama as teams begin the season. One of the games yesterday took […]

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Use Aquatic Therapy to Manage Chronic Pain

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

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million American adults, more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. An even more staggering statistic states that 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. Many of these individuals wake up each day with persistent pain that can often be crippling due to pain […]

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Studies Show Aquatic Therapy Benefits Post-Menopausal & Osteoarthritis Patients

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Aquatic Therapy Could Have Lasting Positive Effects Among Postmenopausal Women” by researchers from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland on PT Products. Menopause can cause many changes in women’s bodies at a certain age. Symptoms such as […]

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