Athletic Training

Research: Cold Water Immersion VS Whole Body Cryotherapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Research, Water Therapy

An international study on the effects of cold water immersion (CWI) as compared to whole body cryotherapy (WBC) was done to identify if one modality is better than another for recovery. Specifically, the study set out to examine the effects of CWI and WBC on femoral artery, blood flow and thermoregulatory responses. The study method […]

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The Psychological Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training

While the physiological benefits of aquatic therapy are fairly well known, there are some additional benefits. Patients can experience numerous psychological benefits when they engage in regular pool exercises. Aquatic therapy will help individuals strengthen their bodies and manage pain, but can also improve their overall mental health. Below are a few unexpected psychological benefits […]

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Webinar Recap: Sports Medicine Center

| Posted in: Pediatric, Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Earlier this year, Kayla Greiner, PT, DPT, OCS and Jason Yoder, PT, DPT, Operations Manager (Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City), presented a webinar about developing an aquatic therapy program within a sports medicine setting. Kayla has been working in outpatient sports medicine and pediatrics for 10 years and specializes in the management […]

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A Salute to the Unsung Heroes of Athletics

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

Ryan’s worked with the team’s third baseman for months following an Achilles repair. He’s seen him progress from weeks of no ambulation to walking in the pool, then running; from walking on land, then hitting and running bases. Now Ryan watches on a monitor from the training room as his athlete enters the stadium for […]

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BYU Cougars Count on Water

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

Nestled in the towering mountains of the Wasatch Front stands a university famous for clean-living and quarterbacks. Jim McMahon, Steve Young and Heisman Trophy-winner Ty Detmer all hail from this haven in the hills. BYU in Provo, Utah first invested in HydroWorx technology in 2004. Soon thereafter they spear-headed multiple academic studies documenting the effectiveness […]

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Creighton University: The Value of Aquatic Therapy

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

Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska is attended by about 9,000 students and known for its stellar alumni network, a 16-year streak as US News and World Report’s “Number 1 Midwestern University” ranking, and Doug McDermott (pro basketball player and NCAA leading scorer in 2014-15). It has a long-standing tradition of excellence and distinction, both academically […]

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Webinar Recap: Non-Surgical Hip Labrum Repair

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars healthy athletes webinar

We recently hosted a webinar on non-operative hip labrum repair presented by Murphy Grant from University of Kansas. Murphy, who uses water heavily for his athletes, offers a presentation packed full of exercise ideas and videos. Watch the webinar now>> Murphy states that hip pain is not uncommon, nor is it a new injury, but […]

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Aquatics for Track & Field

| Posted in: Athletic Training, Oregon Project, Running, Sports Medicine, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill

As with many sports, aquatic therapy and its prowess as a game-changing modality has influenced world-class track & field athletes. Underwater treadmill training is trusted across running circles from professional running teams, such as the Oregon Project, to college track and field teams, like Liberty University, to recreational runners needing a low-impact alternative to high […]

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Aquatic Therapy’s Impact on Recovery, Movement and Rest

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

We often notice trends as they relate to the industries we serve, including rehab, senior care, fitness, and athletic training. Lately we’ve seen a trend toward the discussion of movement vs. rest as the most beneficial for recovery. What is recovery? First, let’s define “recovery.” Many people still think recovery means sitting around on the […]

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Will the Cup End Up at “Home?”

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

Every four years, the planet’s single biggest sporting event hurls into our living rooms gorgeous smiles and fist-clenching drama. Since mid-June, 32 teams have battled it out. When it’s over, 64 matches will have been played in 12 venues located in 11 cities in Russia. England’s Resurgence A bright spot on the world stage this […]

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