Aquatic Therapy

Can Aquatic Therapy Influence Cognition or Gait? Access this Webinar On-demand to Find Out

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

On April 22, 2015, the ICAA hosted a webinar titled, “Influence of an Aquatic Environment on Cognition and Gait.” In this webinar, Dr. Eadric Bressel, Professor and Clinical Research Scientist in the Sports Medicine Program and Dr. Dennis Dolny, Department Head of Health, Physical Education & Recreation in the College of Education & Human Services at Utah […]

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Waterproofing Methods Provide Safe Way to Begin Aquatic Therapy Earlier

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

Traditionally, many surgeons, physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers have hesitated to send patients into hydrotherapy environments immediately after surgery. Their concerns center around reservations that wounds may become infected or that the patient may not be ready for even non-weight-bearing protocols. However, postponing the opportunity for aquatic therapy has its disadvantages. It can decrease future range […]

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Aquatic Therapy Fits Many Needs for this Professional Baseball Team

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

The following post is summarized from the recent article, “Aquatic Rehab for Athletes,” written by Ryan Bitzel, PT and published in the March edition of Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. Ryan Bitzel, PT and current Rehab Coordinator for the San Diego Padres, dives deep into his love and appreciation of water. “I’ve seen water do […]

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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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