Aquatic Therapy

Expected and Unexpected Advantages of Hydrotherapy

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Hydrotherapy Buoys Rehab Journeys” by Troy Moore, PT, DPT, CSCS, Founder of Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. In this recent article, Troy Moore, Founder of Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (CKOG), discusses how he was using hydrotherapy long before long […]

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Aquatic Therapy Aids Pediatric Cancer Survivor Recovery

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

Earlier this month, WBAL in Baltimore  and CNN reported on a 2 ½ year-old girl who travels regularly with her family from Miami, Florida to Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute to utilize, among other therapies, Kennedy Krieger’s HydroWorx pool and ultramodern aquatic therapy program. This young girl was born without incident, but a few months later […]

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3 Ways to Build a Robust Aquatics Program without the Cost of New Hires

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

The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that asserts a child has the best opportunity to become a healthy adult if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to his rearing. Likewise, patients of a therapy center are best served when cooperation and teamwork are employed […]

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Starting An Aquatic Therapy Program: A Q&A With Rock Valley PT

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

Starting an aquatic therapy program may seem overwhelming for a physical therapy clinic, but for many it ends up being a extremely valuable asset. Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Davenport, IA invested in a HydroWorx 3500 pool in March 2017. Since then, they’ve seen very positive results, both in patient outcomes and business growth. We recently […]

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Why Baseball Athletic Trainers Love Hydrotherapy

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

The fresh nip in the air tells us that baseball’s post season is coming to a close, along with the excitement and thrill that accompanies October’s best sports setting. The 2017 playoffs came with the traditional excitement and thrill. Now we watch as LA battles Houston on October’s biggest stage. We acknowledge our many clients for […]

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Using Aquatic Therapy as a Transitional Tool

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

After a fall, surgery, or other injury, transitioning back to regular day-to-day activities can be extremely difficult, especially for seniors. Muscle atrophy quickly sets in from lack of physical activity caused by difficulty (or inability) to move on land. Aquatic therapy can be the key to this challenging transition. Gait training in a low impact […]

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Underwater Treadmill Training: Beneficial for Injured and Healthy Athletes Alike

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

Previously, Mike Blasquez, UC Berkeley’s head strength and conditioning coach, utilizes underwater treadmill training to enhance the performances of his student-athletes. We learned the Golden Bears not only utilize water with their rehabbing athletes, but also for those trying to raise the ceiling of training. Additionally, in a 2015 Strength and Conditioning article by Maria Hutsick, MS, […]

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Active Aging: Aquatic Therapy Helping Body, Mind and Spirit

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Water Treadmill Person Using HydroWorx 300 with Trainer

It’s Active Aging week! Celebrate with us, the International Council on Active Aging, and seniors everywhere to promote healthy living in body, mind and spirit. Each year during the last week of September, the International Council on Active Aging promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by giving older adults the opportunity to experience diverse activities […]

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Addressing Common Patient Aquatic Therapy Objections

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

Most healthcare facilities quickly find that adding aquatics allows them to eliminate some of the barriers that patients face with physical therapy and rehabilitation such as weight-bearing restrictions and pain. Soon, however, another barrier can arise: patients’ initial fear of getting in a pool. Below is the shortlist of common barriers aquatic therapy patients raise before […]

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How to Use Video Marketing to Promote Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy

Investing in aquatic therapy can be a leap of faith! The financial commitment may cause a business owner to question the potential return on investment. To ensure success, good preliminary and ongoing marketing efforts are a must. Troy Moore, DPT, at Central Kansas Orthopedic Group shares their strategy for utilizing video to generate awareness for […]

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