Health & Wellness Stories

Treating Osteoarthritis using Hydrotherapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, Research, Water Therapy

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and it impacts millions of people throughout the world. This form of arthritis primarily affects the aging population. A major symptom of the condition is pain that is caused by the breakdown of protective cartilage in joints such as the hips, knees, hands and spine. Several research […]

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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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To the Moon and Back

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

To become a physical therapist, she traveled 10,020 miles round-trip for 7 years. Her partner stole from her as a new business owner. She’s pioneering aquatic therapy in Central O’ahu. Her name is Julie Moon and in 2004, she started Moon Physical Therapy, determined to provide cutting edge care for her patients and hopefully never […]

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Aquatic HIIT: Increasing Fitness at Any Level

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

While High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is often used in training high level athletes, it has been shown to provide benefits for individuals at any age or fitness level. Why? In short, these workouts provide health benefits while saving time. Bursts of intense training sandwiched between short rest periods, repeated for 15 minutes or so […]

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Senior Wellness: Water Workouts this Winter

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Conditioning, Health & Wellness Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

It’s cold outside! Some places around the country even boast ice and snow—not a very conducive environment for seniors looking for a safe cardio workout to strengthen stability and stamina. Why not say goodbye to the cold and snow this winter and say hello to a warm water workout? Many clients around the country have […]

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Thank You for Another Year of Inspiration!

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Life at HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Thank you for another year filled with inspiration. We are so thankful to you, our customers and partners who continue to inspire us. Another year of your support has moved us closer to our goal of impacting 50,000 lives each day; we are currently at 30,600! In honor of this holiday season, we’d like to share a […]

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Aquatic Therapy Buoys Cancer Patients’ Spirits, Bodies

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Consistent, moderate exercise has been shown to be a critical element for those about to undergo, and those undergoing, cancer treatments. According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, staying physically active throughout radiation, chemotherapy and surgical procedures helps reduce treatment-related fatigue, increases flexibility and strength, improves movement, and controls weight gain and loss. Liz McDonald, […]

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Hydrotherapy in Action for Moon Physical Therapy in Hawaii

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, In the News, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “The Latest in Hydrotherapy,”  by Rasa Fournier on page 34 of Midweek Newspaper published in Hawaii, August 31, 2016. Julie Moon, licensed physical therapist and owner of Moon Physical Therapy in Honolulu, Hawaii, was recently interviewed about how she is using the HydroWorx 350 to […]

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New Research Highlights Underwater Treadmill Benefits for Stroke Sufferers

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Research

Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer from strokes. Of the roughly 82.5% who survive, the majority struggle with ambulation challenges. Although many do recover some mobility, they are often left with abnormal gait problems. Those gait problems can then lead to other challenges, such as pain caused by improper pressure on other areas of the […]

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8 Patient Benefits of the HydroWorx Pool at Saluda Nursing Center in South Carolina

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized

Anyone who works with the senior population knows that clientele who are in their 60s and older encounter numerous health and social challenges. Seniors regularly face balance issues, post-surgical recovery, limited mobility, daily discomfort (from arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.) and stroke recovery. At the same time, they want to be able to stay as independent as possible, […]

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