Athletic Training

Meet Osteoarthritis Researchers at an Exclusive Event During LeadingAge!

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy

While you are in Nashville, TN for the Annual LeadingAge Meeting and Trade Show next week, you can meet the lead researchers of a ground-breaking study out of Utah State University at an exclusive after-hours event.  Dr. Dennis Dolny, PhD and Department Head of the HPER at Utah State University and Dr. Eadric Bressel, EdD and Lab […]

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10 Basketball Drill Ideas for Aquatic Training

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

With the NBA pre-season starting next week, it’s appropriate to provide some ideas for taking conditioning to the pools. A little bit of technology and a lot of creativity can challenge even well-conditioned athletes. The buoyancy and the natural viscosity of the water provide a different environment for executing common land drills with a very different effect. Tim DiFrancesco is […]

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Take Your Basketball into the Water

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

When looking for ways to make workouts different or more enjoyable, don’t forget to look underwater! Although athletes may not benefit from “water aerobics,” there are some great advantages to taking a sport-specific workout into the water. Add a basketball hoop to the edge of the pool, dunk the basketball underwater and you have a […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes

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

Aquatic therapy is a valuable medium for rehabilitation, but it can also be extremely powerful for training and conditioning. Join us on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:30am EDT for the webinar, “Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes.” Timothy DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers will provide useful ideas for training […]

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5 Reasons All Athletes Should Train Underwater

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

We may not all be professional athletes, but any level of athlete can benefit from underwater running. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a collegiate all-star, first-time 5k runner, professional baseball player or high school lacrosse player,  incorporating water into workouts can provide powerful physical and psychological benefits. Here are just five of the ways that […]

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Progression of Running Drills Using Hydrotherapy

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

One of the finalists in the 2014 Excellence in Aquatics Award running was Seton Hall University’s Anthony Testa, Med, ATC, CSCS,  for the Return to Improved Play of a Baseball and Softball Player. Seton Hall uses their hydrotherapy pools extensively and has found that they are able to improve running performance for athletes that require rehab from […]

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Recovering from Back to School Training

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

As athletes begin heading back to school, training and preseason practices are also starting up. It’s a good time to remember how important it is to recover from difficult workouts. In fact, daily recovery can positively impact performance and leave athletes feeling more rejuvenated and prepared to face the next day’s training. While it’s tempting to […]

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World Class Technology and Therapy for World Class Soldiers

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, In the News, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

The following information has been summarized from the recent article in Government Recreation and Fitness titled, “Tactical Athletes…Naval Special Warfare Building More Resilient Warriors.” For those who are completing some of the most challenging and dangerous missions in the military, it is essential that they receive the best training, equipment and resources. “Our mission is […]

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HydroWorx Makes a Splash at NATA in Indianapolis

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

Last week we attended the 2014 National Athletic Trainers Association’s Annual Symposium in Indianapolis. We enjoyed spending time with the attendees and had so many exciting things happening at our booth that we wanted to share how it went! The opening day of NATA in booth #1131 was quite busy from handing out T-Shirts to […]

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Facility Spotlight: The Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

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

When you think of Texas what comes to mind? Oil? Cattle? How about high school football? Texas high school football is known throughout the country as physically demanding and socially crucial to its fans and players. Wins mean bragging rights for months in the Lone Star State. So it’s not surprising that several Texas high schools […]

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