Aquatic Therapy

HydroWorx Family Mourns the Loss of Aquatic Research Pioneer and Friend, Dr. Dennis Dolny

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Life at HydroWorx, Research, Webinars

The HydroWorx family is recovering from the shock of losing a dear friend, colleague and aquatic therapy advocate. Dr. Dennis Dolny has been considered an integral part of HydroWorx for close to 10 years. Dr. Dolny and his aquatic therapy research has impacted our business dramatically. He co-authored the book “Underwater Treadmill Running” with Alberto Salazar. He was a key contributor to […]

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4 Benefits of Transitioning to a Dedicated Therapy Pool

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on Rehab Management online, “Aquatics Makes an Instant Splash” by Rebecca Burke, PT, DPT, GCS at Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Davenport, IA. Rock Valley Physical Therapy has long believed in the advantages of aquatic therapy for their patients. After having used aquatic therapy in […]

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Training on New Modalities Makes a Difference

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on McKnights.com, “How training revitalized our aquatics program” by Joseph Hilleary, director of therapy at Wesley Glen Retirement Community. Investing in high-end modalities with advanced technology is a great way to differentiate your physical therapy practice or senior living community from competitors, but getting proper training and staff […]

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Top Football Teams Trust HydroWorx

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, In the News, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Football is taking center stage in the sporting world as the excitement of the playoffs heat up the otherwise frigid temperatures outside.  In Philadelphia, Jacksonville, New England and Minnesota, fans dream of their team making it to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to compete on the big stage. HydroWorx has been part of professional football […]

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Webinar Recap: The Use of Water Immersion for Recovery

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Water Therapy

On December 20, we hosted a webinar from Nick Held, M.Hk, CSCS, Research and Development Manager at Hydrathletics in Kingston, Ontario. Nick’s experience with aquatics for athletics is far reaching and he has done extensive research on using water immersion for recovery. He shared many of his findings to spark discussion on the use of water immersion. First, […]

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Growing Trend: Universities and Senior Living Developments Tying the Knot

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

Good marriages begin with patience, communication, collaboration and common goals. Those that are fully aligned on their path of progression, discussing opportunities and obstacles as they arise, stand the greatest chance to not only survive, but thrive. The same formula applies to the business world; indeed many senior living operators have found it advantageous to […]

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The Importance of Experiential Learning

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

We all understand the difference between hearing about how great something is and actually experiencing it, like reading about downhill skiing and then feeling our hair wave in the wind, smelling the fragrant pine and seeing the mountaintop view while gliding down the slopes. As small children we’re encouraged to learn with our hands; the […]

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2017 APTA Aquatic Section Excellence in Aquatic Therapy Award

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The APTA Aquatic Section is now accepting nominations for their “Excellence in Aquatic Therapy Award.” Because we believe in people being recognized for their awesome achievements in water, even if it isn’t for our own award, we also wanted to share this opportunity for aquatic therapy users! This award is for the Aquatics Physical Therapy Section of the APTA to recognize exceptional […]

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Stunt Performer Suffers Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Tear

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

Quadriceps tendon tears are not extremely common. According to Medscape, “Quadriceps tendon rupture usually occurs during a rapid, eccentric contraction of the quadriceps muscle, with the foot planted and the knee partially flexed. This injury commonly occurs during falls.” Tearing BOTH quadricep tendons is even rarer. Bilateral quadriceps tendon tears can be incredibly painful and frustrating. Since […]

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Webinar Recap: How to Maximize Utilization of a Senior Aquatics Program

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

On November 16, 2017, Rachel McDermott, PTA, former Director of Rehabilitation at Stonehill Care Center, presented a webinar on expanding aquatics programs. “How to Maximize Utilization of a Senior Aquatics Program” was a great look into how to get the most out of a therapy pool for multiple applications. Watch the full webinar to get […]

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