Aquatic Therapy

Research Supports Aquatic Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

It is not commonly understood exactly what Multiple Sclerosis (MS) does inside the body. The cause of MS is currently unknown and there is no cure however, there are many treatments that focus on reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. Found on MS LifeLines, there are ten symptoms to look for including: cognitive issues, […]

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Adding Value With Aquatic Therapy

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

“Why should we choose your senior living center over another one?” It’s a frequent question that every facility administrator needs to feel confident answering. Yet many senior living providers don’t have a ready answer as to their value-added differentiators. Presbyterian Village North felt that they needed to make sure they never got stuck when it came to answering this question. The goals and objectives […]

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“How To” Waterproofing a Post-Surgical Wound

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

Surgeons, physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers traditionally hesitate to send athletes into aquatic environments immediately after surgery due to the fear of wounds getting infected. However, according to a meta-analysis published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013, early aquatic therapy can be integral to getting athletes back on their feet. Aquatic therapy can increase future range of motion, decrease the […]

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Get Creative! If It’s Effective On Land, You’ll Get Results In Water!

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

In a recent webinar, “Innovative Techniques for Multidisciplinary Aquatic Therapy,” Debi Tyler, OTR/L, Director of Rehabilitation at Cedar Village Retirement Community located in Mason, Ohio, discussed innovative ways to combine treatment objectives of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy in the water. With 30 years of experience, she noticed that patients often need the […]

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Use Aquatics for Each Stage of ACL Rehabilitation

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

Rehabbing ACL tears can be a challenge for many reasons and for both the athlete and the athletic trainer. Athletic trainers want nothing more than to help their patients heal and get healthy, but athletes often experience pain and discomfort daily from the ACL tear due to soreness and swelling. Despite the dread of beginning […]

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Did You Know? HydroWorx Has An In-House Service Team & Technicians

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Life at HydroWorx, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill

Investing in a new piece of equipment doesn’t come without its concerns. What service should be done to maintain the life of the equipment? What happens when something goes wrong? Because at some point, (hopefully not for a long time) something is bound to need serviced. Hydrotherapy pools are no exception. We want you and […]

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Utah State University Research: Underwater Gait that Mimics Land

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

Utah State University is continuing to release studies related to the benefits of aquatic therapy for various populations. Dr. Bressel and Dr. Dolny team up to conduct extensive research on aquatic therapy and underwater treadmill training. They have identified some remarkable findings on aquatic therapy regarding the topic of underwater treadmill walking vs. shallow water walking. Research provided by Healthline shows that […]

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Your Questions on Aquatic Therapy Answered by Private Practice Clinician

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

Recently, HydroWorx hosted a live informal Q&A session on the topic of using aquatic therapy in a physical therapy clinic setting. Host, Mike Foster, PTA, Regional Clinical Manager at Peak Performance Physical Therapy located in New York, shared his experiences with aquatic therapy, offered at two clinic locations with the HydroWorx 300 and 500 Series. 28 years […]

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Aquatic Environments for Neurological Patients

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent presentation, “Aquatic Therapy for Individuals with Neurological Disorders” at APTA-CSM 2017 by Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, MS, NCS, PSC with the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Ellen M. Godwin PT, PhD, PCS with Long Island University. There were a handful of beneficial […]

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Aquatic Exercises for UCL Rehabilitation

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

In a recent webinar, Jeremy Braziel, ATC, LAT, FMS, SFMA, CES, TPI-CGFI, TPI-JC2, a Clinician at the Shoulder Center of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, discussed specific and practical exercise strategies utilizing aquatic therapy that can be applied at various stages of a UCL injury rehabilitation protocol. Jeremy discussed how these strategies have been developed to safely, efficiently and effectively bridge the gap […]

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