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Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy Brings Hope and Healing to Children with Special Needs

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Pediatric, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Kate and Joe Lundgren knew they had to do something. In the late 1990s, both of their beautiful baby boys had been diagnosed with Autism. Trenton with Asperger’s Syndrome and Spencer, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Kate, a seasoned occupational therapist, and husband Joe dove in. They began learning about their sons’ diagnoses, the […]

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Facility Spotlight: Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center

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

Eighty-seven miles south of Los Angeles lies a picturesque seaside community called Carlsbad, California. It stretches over seven miles of San Diego County’s Pacific coast. They average a winter temp of 65 degrees and in the summer, it climbs to a Garden-of-Eden-feel of around 75. If you are fortunate enough to live in the Carlsbad […]

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Minnesota Vikings New Performance Center

| Posted in: Uncategorized

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on vikings.com, “1st Look at TCO’s Enhanced Locker, Training and Weight Rooms.” More space. Upgraded amenities. Taking care of athletes. This is a common story among college and professional teams alike, and finally the Minnesota Vikings are getting their long awaited new state-of-the-art facility. […]

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Webinar Recap: Upper Body Rehabilitation

| Posted in: Aquatic Education

A few weeks ago, we hosted a great webinar from Barry Lippman at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC on upper body rehabilitation. In this webinar, Barry provided great framework for upper body rehabilitation based on his use of their HydroWorx 750 Series pool along with plunge pools. Watch the entire webinar here>> The key […]

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“Mom, It Feels Like I Can Walk Again”: Jackie Lithgow’s Progress With Water

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

After Bloomsburg University student Jackie Lithgow’s devastating traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2014, he was left without so much. He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t talk. More than anything, he couldn’t continue the life of an average college student. Yet there was something important he could do with the help of his family: Persevere. In the […]

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Spring Training Prep for the Regular Season with Aquatic Therapy

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

Ah, spring! When fans and players head out to the diamond for another year of America’s game. As spring training ends, players and athletic trainers alike know it’s called “training” for a reason. It’s a time to get ready, mentally and physically, for the grind of the season, which begins today. We caught up with several […]

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Remember the Fundamentals: Jayhawks’ Philosophy on Court and in Water

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

In this year of true madness in college basketball, as one highly-ranked team after another falls to Cinderella, the University of Kansas was one of two number one seeds left. As the Jayhawks play in the Midwest Regional in Omaha tonight, 100 miles north of the Kansas border, “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!” will be loud! Sticking to […]

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Winter Athletes Taken Care of at Fortius

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

Winter athletes do some crazy stuff, right? One hundred and eighty feet of slopestyle air, freeriding 96 MPH down an icy mountain, and g-forces so strong you can’t raise your head? Broken wrists. Broken legs. Smashed ribs. That’s pretty much the norm. Yet top winter athletes somehow find the moxie to rehab, then hop back […]

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Jackie Lithgow: A Future Nearly Denied, A Spirit Undeterred

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

Most college undergraduates face challenges. All-night cram sessions. Demanding professors. Juggling adult responsibilities. But these difficulties in comparison to Jackie Lithgow’s experience at Bloomsburg University in 2014. Jackie attended a closed fraternity party. During the event, a fight broke out. Without hesitating, he tried to break it up. It was a decision that altered the […]

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Could Water Be the Road to PT Differentiation?

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

Chad Luth, PT, MT, the founder of Georgia Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, has no doubt in his mind that his investment in water has played a huge role in setting apart his multi-site practice. In fact, the clinic’s signage proudly notes that out of the five advanced aquatic therapy pools in northern Georgia, he […]

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