Aquatic Therapy

Patellar Tendon Revision Case Study: Professional Wakeboarder

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

This 22 year old professional wakeboarder underwent a patellar tendon revision. He previously had a patellar tendon repair and an ACL repair on the same knee. Following the patellar tendon revision, he began his rehab at 10 weeks post op in the HydroWorx pool at Michael Johnson Performance. During the early stages of his pool rehab, […]

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When Growing an Aquatic Therapy Practice; Geography, Transportation and Social Customs Play Huge Roles

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Our therapy pools have operated in some unusual locations.  They’ve been used at high altitude to help elite runners like Mo Farah train for Olympic-sized goals; they’ve even been seen outside of a Pennsylvania microbrewery and pub to provide the setting for the inaugural underwater marathon relay event.  But those settings are truly out of […]

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Now Accepting Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED) Submissions

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

HydroWorx is proud to announce the opening of the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED). This award was created to recognize athletic trainers who have achieved exceptional rehabilitation results through the use of advanced water therapy. The first award was presented in 2013 at the National Athletic Training Association’s annual Symposium to Eric Sugarman, Head Athletic Trainer […]

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Why Water Worx for Rural Health Providers

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

Integrating water therapy into a rural hospital can help achieve quality outcomes and reduce readmissions. Clinicians who have used advanced aquatic technology, such as underwater treadmills and resistance therapy jets, as part of their rehabilitation services, have found that their patients achieve better rehab outcomes. These patients also experience less pain related to rehabilitation and are happier to comply with their rehabilitation protocols. […]

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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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HydroWorx Was a “Clear Choice” for This World-Class Senior Living Facility

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

When Clear Choice says its goal is to foster independence, freedom, mobility and healthy living in its residents, the company is being sincere. Not only are they known for their cutting-edge methods for helping their patients remain in tiptop shape, but they also offer tremendous resources. Currently, Clear Choice has multiple facilities across Florida and […]

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Presbyterian Village North: Where Water Nurtures Healthier Aging

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

Every senior living community strives to cater to its population in a variety of ways.  This includes offering rehabilitation and fitness options that aren’t available elsewhere.  After all, chances are good that as residents age, they will need some kind of physical or occupational therapy, as well as the desire to stay in shape. Statistics […]

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Baseball Fever Strikes Again, and Aquatic Fitness Keeps Players in the Game

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

Although the weather in the northeastern part of the United States, such as Middletown, PA-HydroWorx’s home base- hasn’t quite thawed yet, professional baseball players are back on the grass and turf for sunny spring training in the Phoenix, Arizona and Clearwater, Florida areas. As these athletes begin to get back in shape for another season […]

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Upcoming Webinar: "Pediatric Aquatic Therapy: Improving Outcomes by Integrating Play & Creativity"

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

Leg Up Farm is a non-profit therapy center in York County, Pennsylvania, for children with disabilities and developmental delays. They have seen some great results from using aquatic therapy along with some creativity with their pediatric clients. Join us on March 12, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT for the free webinar, “Pediatric Aquatic Therapy: Improving Outcomes by […]

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Spring Training: ATs Discuss the Role of Hydrotherapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Stories, Water Therapy

Here in South-central Pennsylvania, snow covers the corn fields and roof-tops. Temperatures continue to dip below freezing.  Spring has not yet sprung. Yet, a few thousand miles south of here, the smell of freshly cut grass wafts through the air. Infields are raked and chalked to perfection and athletes prepare to don their spikes. Scores […]

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