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Recent Webinar: Training Distance Runners in an Aquatic Environment

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill, Webinars

On September 14, 2017 Hugh Blocker presented a webinar titled, “Training Distance Runners in an Aquatic Environment.”  As the assistant athletic trainer for cross country and track and field at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Hugh has vast experience in helping runners train, decrease times and stay healthy. In this webinar, Hugh shares how athletes […]

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Using Aquatic Therapy as a Transitional Tool

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

After a fall, surgery, or other injury, transitioning back to regular day-to-day activities can be extremely difficult, especially for seniors. Muscle atrophy quickly sets in from lack of physical activity caused by difficulty (or inability) to move on land. Aquatic therapy can be the key to this challenging transition. Gait training in a low impact […]

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Underwater Treadmill Training: Beneficial for Injured and Healthy Athletes Alike

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Previously, Mike Blasquez, UC Berkeley’s head strength and conditioning coach, utilizes underwater treadmill training to enhance the performances of his student-athletes. We learned the Golden Bears not only utilize water with their rehabbing athletes, but also for those trying to raise the ceiling of training. Additionally, in a 2015 Strength and Conditioning article by Maria Hutsick, MS, […]

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Active Aging: Aquatic Therapy Helping Body, Mind and Spirit

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Water Treadmill Person Using HydroWorx 300 with Trainer

It’s Active Aging week! Celebrate with us, the International Council on Active Aging, and seniors everywhere to promote healthy living in body, mind and spirit. Each year during the last week of September, the International Council on Active Aging promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by giving older adults the opportunity to experience diverse activities […]

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Addressing Common Patient Aquatic Therapy Objections

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

Most healthcare facilities quickly find that adding aquatics allows them to eliminate some of the barriers that patients face with physical therapy and rehabilitation such as weight-bearing restrictions and pain. Soon, however, another barrier can arise: patients’ initial fear of getting in a pool. Below is the shortlist of common barriers aquatic therapy patients raise before […]

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Three Golden Reasons the Bears Utilize Aquatic Therapy

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Mike Blasquez, CSCS, ATC and Director of Strength and Conditioning at UC Berkeley, has been training student-athletes for more than 14 years.  Cal student-athletes compete at the highest collegiate level as members of the Pac-12 Conference of Champions. Mike recently discussed with us three aquatic therapy applications for his student-athletes: Rehab.  When an injury has […]

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How to Use Video Marketing to Promote Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy

Investing in aquatic therapy can be a leap of faith! The financial commitment may cause a business owner to question the potential return on investment. To ensure success, good preliminary and ongoing marketing efforts are a must. Troy Moore, DPT, at Central Kansas Orthopedic Group shares their strategy for utilizing video to generate awareness for […]

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Safe Waterproofing Tips for Early Aquatic Intervention

| Posted in: Athletic Training

Post-surgical rehab for ACL injuries can be a long and complicated process for many athletes. University of Arizona’s Assistant Athletic Director, Randy Cohen, ATC, utilizes aquatic therapy days—not weeks—after surgery. As soon as the wound stops draining, he and the athletic training staff follow a specific procedure to allow their athletes early gains from aquatic […]

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3 Tips for Adding Aquatic Therapy to Your Practice

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy

Last month, Intermountain Healthcare’s Keith Cook of McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT was featured in APTA’s PT in Motion magazine. In the article, titled “3 Tips for Adding Aquatic Therapy to your Practice,” Keith unpacked how his team developed a highly successful aquatics program and paid off their pool investment in three years. Below […]

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Treating Osteoarthritis with Aquatic Therapy

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

At AquaWorx in Logan, Utah, they understand the power of water to help their patients heal. Therapists at this premier therapy provider in Cache Valley have been easing patients’ pain with the HydroWorx 2000 Series pool since 2010. “We have the goal that when patients come in, they actually feel better, not worse, while they […]

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