Athletic Training

Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics – Watch this Webinar On-Demand

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips

Last week, Lance Walker, Global Performance Director at Michael Johnson Performance (MJP) in McKinney, TX, presented a fantastic webinar that took a look at some common misconceptions about aquatics and its usefulness for athletic training purposes. “Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics” took place on May 14, 2015, and Lance reviewed some of these potential misconceptions and to what […]

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Customer Spotlight: Butler University

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

Earlier this month we had the chance to visit with Butler University’s Director of Sports Medicine, Ryan Galloy, MA, ATC, CSCS, about the recent changes to Butler’s famous Hinkle Fieldhouse—one of the most historic venues in college sports. Jesse Owens ran in there, Herbert Hoover campaigned there, and Oscar Robertson led his 1955 high school […]

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Patellar Tendon Revision Case Study: Professional Wakeboarder

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

This 22 year old professional wakeboarder underwent a patellar tendon revision. He previously had a patellar tendon repair and an ACL repair on the same knee. Following the patellar tendon revision, he began his rehab at 10 weeks post op in the HydroWorx pool at Michael Johnson Performance. During the early stages of his pool rehab, […]

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Reducing Overuse Injuries in Athletes of All Ages

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips

Overuse injuries occur in athletes of all ages and across multiple sports. From youth to professional to Olympians, the problem of overuse injuries continues to plague athletes who try to get the most out of their training. According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), overuse injuries are the result of repetitive micro-trauma to the […]

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Now Accepting Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED) Submissions

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

HydroWorx is proud to announce the opening of the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED). This award was created to recognize athletic trainers who have achieved exceptional rehabilitation results through the use of advanced water therapy. The first award was presented in 2013 at the National Athletic Training Association’s annual Symposium to Eric Sugarman, Head Athletic Trainer […]

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The Value of Water for a Collegiate Distance Runner

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories

In a collegiate setting, hydrotherapy is often used for the football, baseball and basketball players. At the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, even the cross country and track and field teams use hydrotherapy almost daily to help transition runners with musculoskeletal injuries back to full running. Zach Sanchez, ATC, works with the men’s and women’s cross country teams […]

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3 Reasons You Should Add Water to Your Training Regimen

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Training Tips

Water makes up approximately 70% of the earth and two-thirds of the human body. It has properties that are essential for life, but how does that translate to running? Water itself has many natural properties that can be extremely beneficial to athletes of all stages. Here are just a few of the benefits It is low […]

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Canada Olympic Park’s New Addition Includes Hydrotherapy

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

Canada Olympic Park was originally created for the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, where hundreds of athletes from 57 different countries competed for gold. Although those games have come and gone, Canada Olympic Park is still going strong. Now owned and operated by Winsport, a non-profit organization dedicated to becoming the world’s leading sport institute, […]

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Research Shows Underwater Treadmill Training is Valuable for Athletes

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

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of running underwater and using an underwater treadmill. One study, in particular, done by the Division of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance from the University of Idaho ‘investigated the cardio-respiratory responses elicited during maximal-effort runs’ using an underwater treadmill and a land treadmill. There were 23 ‘recreationally competitive […]

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Achilles Tendon Rehab for MLS Soccer Player

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

The recovery from an achilles tendon rupture can be long and painful, especially when it happens in the first game of a season. Jay DeMerit of the Vancouver Whitecaps, experienced just that, only 6 minutes into the start of the 2013 season. Thankfully he had access to the amazing staff and facilities at Fortius Sport […]

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