Aquatic Therapy Protocols

Muscular Training for Infants Using Aquatic Therapy

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

Hima Dalal, owner and lead occupational therapist at Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center uses her HydroWorx 500 Series pool for many injuries and chronic conditions, however one of her specialties is also infant rehab. They buoyancy of the water allows Dalal to slowly strengthen and retrain muscle memory, addressing problem muscle groups early on. The earlier a […]

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Aquatic Therapy Improves Daily Life for Back Pain Sufferer

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

Chronic back pain is a common problem among adults. In fact it is estimated that 80% of the population will deal with back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can be caused by any number of factors. For Laura Wohl, back pain is caused by multiple factors including a herniated disc and severe […]

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Back Pain Relief with Aquatic Therapy

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

A case study from our archives is a good reminder of the power of aquatic therapy, especially for those with severe back pain. Nancy had a long history of back and neck problems and eventually had a laminectomy many years ago. A laminectomy involves removing a portion of the vertebrae (the lamina) to relieve pressure […]

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How Soon is Too Soon? The Best Time Frame for Beginning Aquatic Rehabilitation

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

Getting athletes or patients into the water as soon as possible is an integral part of providing an enhanced and speedy recovery. The earlier the individual can begin their rehabilitation, the sooner they are able to return to what they need and love to do. The ability to get an injury or repaired joint moving […]

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Quadriplegic Works on Walking in the Water

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Health & Wellness Stories, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized, Water Treadmill

A spinal cord injury is known as any damage or trauma that impairs, damages, or inhibits function of the spine. Alex Guizzetti was in a car accident in November of 2010, that resulted in an life-changing spinal injury. Following the accident, Alex was labeled as a quadriplegic; he was unable to walk and had to […]

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6 Benefits of Aquatic Technology for Senior Community Residents

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

In a senior community, residents often display a wide range of abilities: from those who need maximum assistance to those that are continually active. For residents of all levels, daily “performance” and activities of daily living (ADLs) are just as important as an athlete’s performance in any sport. By integrating underwater treadmill and resistance jet […]

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Pregnant Mom of Three Fights Through Guillain Barre Syndrome

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Health & Wellness Stories, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy

Bridget Hamilton, a mom of three with another on the way, used to do everything in her power to keep up with her busy day. She worked a full-time job as a teacher at a Dubuque Elementary School. But at the age of 30 Bridget, who was 10 weeks pregnant with her 4th child, was […]

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Aquatic Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Patients

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

Patients with cerebral palsy have a number of neurological disorders that affect their body movements and muscle coordination. Although this disorder doesn’t necessarily worsen over time, the severity of a patient’s symptoms are varied. Mary, a patient with cerebral palsy at Pieters Family Life Center, suffered from an injury that resulted in bursitis. Bursitis starts […]

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Bilateral Anterior Hip Replacement Recovery Using Aquatic Therapy

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Andrea Brewer, 54, is like any other person who likes to spend time doing things that they love: from horseback riding, skiing, to performing her daily duties as a physical therapist. Things changed, however, once Andrea made the decision to have Bilateral Anterior Hip Replacements. Teresa Kropp, a physical therapist at Orthopedic Rehab, Inc, worked […]

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Rehabilitation in Water Benefits Rotator Cuff Patients

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Rotator cuff injuries can occur while playing a sport, participating in an activity, or even from simple wear and tear. For sixty-nine year old Charles, a patient at Peak Performance in Lynbrook, NY, wear and tear of his rotator cuff weakened the joint and eventually required him to undergo surgery. Four weeks after his surgery, […]

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