Athletic Training

Lance Walker: Athlete Recovery and Readiness to Return to Sport

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

We were honored to provide a webinar on Athlete Recovery and Readiness to Return to Sport that was presented by Lance Walker of Michael Johnson Performance. Lance has been treating athletes worldwide for 20+ years and he shared some insight that he has gained throughout the years on helping an athlete recover and prepare to […]

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Doug Boersma: Return to Play of an Injured Athlete

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Webinars

Our Spring Sports Medicine CEU Program concluded with Doug Boersma of Purdue University sharing a great case study, sage advice, and a behind-the-scenes look into the successful case study. Doug is the Director of Performance and Sports Medicine as well as the Associate Athletic Director at Purdue. Doug has spent his career treating injured athletes […]

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Using Water to Enhance Recovery for Athletes

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

Aquatic therapy has long been used as a method for athletes to quickly recover from an injury and return to their sport. This type of modality has allowed for athletes to train and rehabilitate even when they are suffering from injuries that are chronic or reoccurring. Using a hot or cold pool after a workout […]

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Webinar Recap: Sprint Work

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

As part of the Spring Sports Medicine CEU webinar series, Murphy Grant, who is the Sr. Assistant Athletic Director at Wake Forest University, presented on how to build a sprint work program that ensures athletes are consistently becoming faster and stronger. Murphy discussed the components of speed, the benefits of using water and multiple ways […]

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Aquatic Wellness for the New Year

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Health & Wellness Stories, Running, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill

The new year is well underway and many of you and/or your clients have created fitness goals. While everyone’s goals are different, aquatic exercise can provide a boost for many fitness goals. For example, if the goal is simply to get in more steps, but movement is difficult because of dealing with chronic pain, warm […]

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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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