Aquatic Therapy Protocols

Looking for Strategies to Treat Low Back Pain? Access this Webinar On-Demand

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Webinars

On March 19, 2015, we hosted a webinar titled, “Strategies for Treating Low Back Injuries with Aquatic Therapy.” In this webinar, Murphy Grant, MS, LAT, PES Assistant Athletic Director – Sports Medicine and Head Football Athletic Trainer at University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS discussed common injuries to the back and how to use water to […]

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Fresh Ideas for Pediatric Aquatic Therapy. Access Webinar On-Demand.

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Webinars

On March 12, 2015, the NRHA hosted a webinar titled, “Pediatric Aquatic Therapy: Improving Outcomes by Integrating Play & Creativity.” In this webinar, Amy Arruda, DPT, ATRIC, Director of Aquatics at Leg Up Farm in Mt. Wolf, PA discussed many different cases and the creative programming she uses to keep children engaged and progressing in their therapy. Leg Up Farm is […]

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Partial ACL & PCL Tear: Using Aquatic Therapy in Place of Surgery

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Water Therapy

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. The incidence of ACL injuries is currently estimated at approximately 200,000 annually, with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed each year. We recently learned of a case of someone opting out of surgery for […]

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One Month into the New Year

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, underwater treadmill, Webinars

Don’t let your residents lose focus on healthy goals. Try These 25 Awesome Aquatic Exercises Perfect for Aging Adults! Aquatic exercising in a HydroWorx therapy pool might just be the best kept secret to keeping people active and healthy throughout their lifetimes. It can even be done by individuals with limited mobility, without fear of […]

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Relief from Chronic Pain and Stiffness with Warm Water Program

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

Chronic pain and muscle stiffness are common problems in older adults. The more that they have pain while moving, the less they are willing to do activities, which exacerbates the problem. Often an exercise program can help alleviate some of the pain and stiffness, but the soreness and fear of falling that come with it, leave […]

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Achilles Tendon Rehab for MLS Soccer Player

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips

The recovery from an achilles tendon rupture can be long and painful, especially when it happens in the first game of a season. Jay DeMerit of the Vancouver Whitecaps, experienced just that, only 6 minutes into the start of the 2013 season. Thankfully he had access to the amazing staff and facilities at Fortius Sport […]

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Upcoming Webcast: Strategies to Perfect Upper Body Rehab Outcomes with Aquatic Therapy

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

Often, the use of hydrotherapy for shoulder rehab is overlooked. Many people think that there is not much that water can do better than land therapy for shoulders. But we are finding more and more clinicians that are using water for upper body rehabilitation with great results! Join us for an exciting webcast, streaming live from […]

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10 Basketball Drill Ideas for Aquatic Training

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

With the NBA pre-season starting next week, it’s appropriate to provide some ideas for taking conditioning to the pools. A little bit of technology and a lot of creativity can challenge even well-conditioned athletes. The buoyancy and the natural viscosity of the water provide a different environment for executing common land drills with a very different effect. Tim DiFrancesco is […]

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Attract Boomers and Encourage Innovative Fitness at a Senior Community

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill

As Baby Boomers age, they will be looking for communities in which they can maintain their active lifestyles despite physical limitations that they may encounter. There are a multitude of ways to offer wellness programs in a senior living community and each are important in order to accommodate a broad range of physical abilities. Offering unique […]

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First Water Session for Knee Replacement Patient

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips

Rehabilitation after a knee replacement is difficult enough, but can be complicated by comorbidities such as degenerative back problems. For this patient that we filmed a few years ago, her first aquatic therapy session was extremely important for her success due to the surgery and degeneration in her lumbar spine. Cynthia Carter-Koch underwent a knee replacement […]

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