Aquatic Therapy

Facility Spotlight: Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center

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

Eighty-seven miles south of Los Angeles lies a picturesque seaside community called Carlsbad, California. It stretches over seven miles of San Diego County’s Pacific coast. They average a winter temp of 65 degrees and in the summer, it climbs to a Garden-of-Eden-feel of around 75. If you are fortunate enough to live in the Carlsbad […]

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“Mom, It Feels Like I Can Walk Again”: Jackie Lithgow’s Progress With Water

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

After Bloomsburg University student Jackie Lithgow’s devastating traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2014, he was left without so much. He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t talk. More than anything, he couldn’t continue the life of an average college student. Yet there was something important he could do with the help of his family: Persevere. In the […]

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Spring Training Prep for the Regular Season with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Ah, spring! When fans and players head out to the diamond for another year of America’s game. As spring training ends, players and athletic trainers alike know it’s called “training” for a reason. It’s a time to get ready, mentally and physically, for the grind of the season, which begins today. We caught up with several […]

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Remember the Fundamentals: Jayhawks’ Philosophy on Court and in Water

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

In this year of true madness in college basketball, as one highly-ranked team after another falls to Cinderella, the University of Kansas was one of two number one seeds left. As the Jayhawks play in the Midwest Regional in Omaha tonight, 100 miles north of the Kansas border, “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!” will be loud! Sticking to […]

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Winter Athletes Taken Care of at Fortius

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

Winter athletes do some crazy stuff, right? One hundred and eighty feet of slopestyle air, freeriding 96 MPH down an icy mountain, and g-forces so strong you can’t raise your head? Broken wrists. Broken legs. Smashed ribs. That’s pretty much the norm. Yet top winter athletes somehow find the moxie to rehab, then hop back […]

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Jackie Lithgow: A Future Nearly Denied, A Spirit Undeterred

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

Most college undergraduates face challenges. All-night cram sessions. Demanding professors. Juggling adult responsibilities. But these difficulties in comparison to Jackie Lithgow’s experience at Bloomsburg University in 2014. Jackie attended a closed fraternity party. During the event, a fight broke out. Without hesitating, he tried to break it up. It was a decision that altered the […]

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Could Water Be the Road to PT Differentiation?

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

Chad Luth, PT, MT, the founder of Georgia Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, has no doubt in his mind that his investment in water has played a huge role in setting apart his multi-site practice. In fact, the clinic’s signage proudly notes that out of the five advanced aquatic therapy pools in northern Georgia, he […]

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Iowa State’s Sports Medicine Department: A Focus on Health and Wellbeing

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on athleticbusiness.com, “An Inside Look at Iowa State’s Sports Medicine Dept.”  Iowa State Sports Medicine keeps a strong focus on their athletes’ health and wellbeing. That being said, they are always looking for ways to improve the treatment of their students. They employ many different technologies […]

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Powering Podium Performances at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary

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

Calgary is a land of prairies and foothills, 80 km from the front range of the Canadian Rockies. It’s also brimming with world-class athletes and coaches, a strong sporting infrastructure, and the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI Calgary), a high-performance institute that has developed hundreds of world champions since its inception in 1994. Athletes supported […]

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Minnesota’s Athletes Village and the Philadelphia Eagles

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Sports Stories

The University of Minnesota’s new $166 million Athletes Village just opened last month. The Philadelphia Eagles will practice for the big game at the new indoor facility, which is part of the new athletic complex. Athletes Village is a sprawling complex with a 16,000 square-foot weight room, a mammoth 400-by-200 square foot indoor football practice facility and […]

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