Athletic Training

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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Diving Deeper into Athlete Rehabilitation

| Posted in: Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, underwater treadmill

When an athlete gets injured, the physical rehabilitation is crucial to getting them back to their sport in a safe and efficient manner. The physical tasks are often more grueling than training, as athletes work to increase their strength and slowly return to normal function. Unlike practice during the season, with games and competitions interspersed, […]

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5 Ways Hydrotherapy Can Impact an Athlete’s Rehab

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

Getting an athlete back into the competition is extremely important at all levels, from professional to recreational. There are often financial, team and personal implications when recovering from an injury. Warm water hydrotherapy combined with state-of-the-art technology can create some impressive advantages for rehabilitating athletes, getting them back faster and stronger. Here are just 5 […]

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Severe Ankle Injury Case Study from St. George’s Park

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

The 2014 World Cup was disappointing for the England Senior Men’s Team for many reasons. For England fans, hopes of a medal began to fade quickly after falling to Italy and then Uruguay. The results were more upsetting for some than others, but it may have been most disappointing for physiotherapist, Gary Lewin. Lewin had his trip to […]

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Upcoming Webcast: Strategies to Perfect Upper Body Rehab Outcomes with Aquatic Therapy

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

Often, the use of hydrotherapy for shoulder rehab is overlooked. Many people think that there is not much that water can do better than land therapy for shoulders. But we are finding more and more clinicians that are using water for upper body rehabilitation with great results! Join us for an exciting webcast, streaming live from […]

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