Aquatic Conditioning

Aquatic Exercise for Health

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Research, Training Tips, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article “Aquatic Exercise for Health: Probing the Depths of HIIT for Cardiometabolic Training” from the American College of Sports Medicine, written by Nagle, Elizabeth F. Ph.D., FACSM; Sanders, Mary E. Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, RCEP, CDE, FACSM; Becker, Bruce E. M.D., M.S., FACSM. While the value of […]

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Spinal CSF Leak Finds New Life in the Water

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

Two-to-three times a week Connie Deline, MD, prepares her workout clothes for an early morning jog. But instead of running shoes and windbreaker, Connie reaches for her aqua shoes and swimsuit. Over a decade s ago, Connie, who’d never really been sick, experienced an excruciating headache. Within 30 minutes she was flat on the ground, […]

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Soaring Outcomes for Sore Joints: How Aquatic Therapy Helps OA Patients

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Research, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Millions of Americans groan as they roll out of bed in the morning, not due to a tyrannical boss or bad weather, but joint pain! Osteoarthritis (OA) disturbs the lives of an estimated 27 million Americans. That’s just over 12% of our population, making OA a significant concern for physical and occupational therapists across the […]

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Aquatic Therapy’s Role in Heart Health

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Research, Water Therapy

Heart disease emerged as the leading cause of death across the globe in the mid-1900s. Today, many nations are cutting this mortality rate through public health education. Most people now know the basics—smoking, physical inactivity, obesity and unhealthy diets harm their heart. At least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke can be […]

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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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Senior Wellness: Water Workouts this Winter

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Conditioning, Health & Wellness Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

It’s cold outside! Some places around the country even boast ice and snow—not a very conducive environment for seniors looking for a safe cardio workout to strengthen stability and stamina. Why not say goodbye to the cold and snow this winter and say hello to a warm water workout? Many clients around the country have […]

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Webinar Recap: The Use of Water Immersion for Recovery

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

On December 20, we hosted a webinar from Nick Held, M.Hk, CSCS, Research and Development Manager at Hydrathletics in Kingston, Ontario. Nick’s experience with aquatics for athletics is far reaching and he has done extensive research on using water immersion for recovery. He shared many of his findings to spark discussion on the use of water immersion. First, […]

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The Importance of Experiential Learning

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

We all understand the difference between hearing about how great something is and actually experiencing it, like reading about downhill skiing and then feeling our hair wave in the wind, smelling the fragrant pine and seeing the mountaintop view while gliding down the slopes. As small children we’re encouraged to learn with our hands; the […]

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Stunt Performer Suffers Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Tear

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

Quadriceps tendon tears are not extremely common. According to Medscape, “Quadriceps tendon rupture usually occurs during a rapid, eccentric contraction of the quadriceps muscle, with the foot planted and the knee partially flexed. This injury commonly occurs during falls.” Tearing BOTH quadricep tendons is even rarer. Bilateral quadriceps tendon tears can be incredibly painful and frustrating. Since […]

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Improving Endurance For Patients

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

For physical therapists, the goals of rehabilitation are often driven by patient desires. Certainly, most would like to get back to their previous function, be able to perform activities of daily living and stay independent as long as possible. And sometimes, for those in a senior living community, just being able to improve endurance can make a […]

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