Athletic Training

Groin Injury Case Study

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

Groin injuries range in type and severity, often in the form of a strain or pull. In this case study, the athlete initially noticed groin pain during cutting drills while attending The Ohio State University football camp. The pain continued and eventually became so severe that he had limited ability to practice or play. After multiple doctor visits […]

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Introducing the Second Nominee for the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill

“You have a left leg closed fracture, shaft fracture and compartment syndrome.”  It’s the news no football player wants to hear, especially a freshman lineman.  Yet those were the unfortunate results after an 18-year-old University of Tennessee first-year student was involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident.  Perhaps worst of all for the athlete […]

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Introducing the First Nominee for the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED)

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

When Duke University’s NCAA Men’s Division I basketball team won the National Championship this year, the team’s abundant talent was on display.  One player stood out in particular, a freshman rising star who snagged the coveted title of USBWA National Freshman of Year.  What many viewers didn’t know was that he could have been sidelined or under-utilized during the final four […]

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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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