Aquatic Therapy Protocols

The Psychological Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training

While the physiological benefits of aquatic therapy are fairly well known, there are some additional benefits. Patients can experience numerous psychological benefits when they engage in regular pool exercises. Aquatic therapy will help individuals strengthen their bodies and manage pain, but can also improve their overall mental health. Below are a few unexpected psychological benefits […]

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Lower Leg Injury Webinar Recap

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

We recently hosted a webinar presented by Deborah Werner from Penn State Hershey Medical Center on Aquatic Physical Therapy for Lower Leg Injuries. Deborah has a wide range of aquatic therapy experience and has recently been able to use her knowledge with the HydroWorx 2000 Series pool at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. In this […]

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Webinar Recap: Aquatic Therapy for Knee Replacement

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

We recently hosted a webinar on Total Knee Aquatic Therapy Progressions for Low to High Level Patients presented by Olmer Cruz, PTA, Peak Performance Physical Therapy in Lynbrook, NY. In this webinar, Olmer takes the viewer through a host of protocols that are beneficial for those with a total knee replacement or other knee injuries. Having […]

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Webinar Recap: Balance Training for Older Adults

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

A day after we hosted the webinar, “Balance Training with Aquatic Therapy for the Older Adult CNN published an article, “Aging gracefully: Preventing falls.” The timing seems almost perfect. While research continues to show the importance of exercise for aging adults, it also has benefits for preventing falls.  From the article, “Preventing falls, which requires a […]

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How To Help Athletes Start The Aquatic Therapy Process

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

Starting the Aquatic Therapy Process When working in the pool, make sure athletes start with the proper stance. The water’s buoyancy may make some patients and trainers take risks they shouldn’t, or start too aggressively. Encourage patients to start by standing in the water and getting used to it. Whether for rehab, or for performance […]

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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 Resources, 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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Webinar Recap: The Hydrotherapy Toolkit

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

On October 12, 2017 we hosted a webinar entitled “The Hydrotherapy Toolkit: An Equipment Guide to Elevate Rehab” by Collin Francis, MS, ATC, LAT, Assistant Football Athletic Trainer at Indiana University. He did a great job reviewing a multitude of tools that can be used to make rehab in a pool more effective, efficient and fun. Watch […]

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Research on Warm Water Therapy and the Brain

| Posted in: News Stories, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent presentation, “The Brain and Aquatic Therapy” by Dr. Bruce Becker, MD, MS, FACSM, Clinical Professor at University of Washington. Warm Water Therapy for Mental Illnesses At the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in February, Dr. Becker presented The Brain and […]

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Innovation: Key to a Successful Aquatics Program

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Innovation is the Cornerstone to Aquatic Therapy” by Debi Tyler, OT at Cedar Village on McKnight’s. Creativity and innovation are keys to a successful aquatics program in a senior living facility. Even with an innovative mind set, Debi Tyler, OT, and her team at […]

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Season Cut Short by ACL Injury: Why Water Rehab Worx

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine Resources, Sports Stories, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy

ACL injury is the most common major knee injury that occurs in football. Typically, the injury is non-contact and caused by cutting; the athlete is running, plants the foot to change direction and the knee buckles. These injuries generally require surgery to allow the athlete to return to sport. This is what occurred to the […]

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