Health & Wellness Stories

Snowboard season has arrived…along with an amazing rehab story

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Health & Wellness Stories, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy

As we progress deeper into the winter months, the temperatures continue to fall along with the snow.  This can only mean one thing- snowboard and ski season is at its peak!  We thought we would discuss an amazing rehab story of a woman recovering from a devastating snowboarding injury. The rehab takes place in a […]

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A First Time HydroWorx User Runs for the Big Show

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Last month at the National LeadingAge Conference, HydroWorx, showcased a 750 Series pool. Therefore, with having a pool on site, water runners and participants are in high demand! Lon Leone had never used a HydroWorx pool before this event! He took the plunge for the first time in front of hundreds and ran in the […]

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Warm Water’s Power for Stroke Survivors

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

The following post has been adapted from the very recent article written by Director of Wellness at Summit Place Senior Campus, Christine Shilda, Hydrotherapy Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Strength and Mobility, published in Stroke-Network. Unfortunately, a stroke can happen at any point and at any age. Three-quarters of a million Americans experience the condition each year, […]

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Dallas CCRC, Presbyterian Village North, Values Water for Residents’ Health

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories

We recently stopped in  at  Presbyterian Village North in Dallas, Texas to chat with with assistant physical therapist, Ryan Chiltikes.  With a large static pool and a HydroWorx 3500 Series pool (with not one but two underwater treadmills!), this continuing care retirement community believes that warm water exercise and therapy can have a tremendous impact on their […]

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Cox Monett Hospital New Rehabilitation Program

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

The Cox Monett Hospital has decided to implement HydroWorx underwater treadmills in their new rehabilitation program. Ground was broken nearly two weeks ago on the $300,000, 530 sq. ft. addition to the facility.  Water therapy can have great effects on people experiencing difficulty walking straight or issues with spastic muscle reactions.  The buoyancy of water […]

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Happy Active Aging Week

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

Happy Active Aging Week! This week 9/23-9/29 is the International Council on Active Aging’s, active aging week! This is an annual health promotion event created and planned by the ICAA, where many older adults will find a number of interesting things to do and learn. Seniors centers and retirement communities, parks and health clubs, nature […]

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Taking the Plunge against Hemophilia

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, In the News, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

The following post has been adapted from the online article, ‘Keeping fit, staying well and changing lives’ by James Walsh from the Star Tribune  Two brothers, Jeff and Dan Kallberg have created a mission to help and change as many lives as possible. Jeff was born with hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder in which the […]

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Aquatic Therapy Session for Hip Osteoarthritis (Part 2)

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

The following posts (Part 1 and 2) have been adapted from the articles, “Hip Osteoarthritis: Aquatic exercise for healthy living on land” by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, and Cathy Maloney-Hills, RPT and “Shallow-water Hip energy workouts,” in the July/August issue of The Journal on Active Aging. Part One, we addressed the informational and […]

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Inspirational Story At The Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, Running

The inaugural, all-women, half marathon in Columbia, Maryland kicked off Sunday, April 29th.  Katie Flake (wife of HydroWorx’s CEO/Co-Founder Anson Flake), decided that she would participate in the event, however, there was one small problem.  The most she had ever run was 3 miles! After being talked into running by friends also participating, Katie had […]

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Using HydroWorx to Combat Obesity

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

The following blog post has been adapted from the article titled, A Growing Challenge, https://www.mcknights.com/news/a-growing-challenge/ written by Daniel McCann from McKnight’s Long Term Care News. It is extremely unfortunate and sad, but it is the truth: The number of obese individuals in America continues to increase. Daniel McCann conducted this article about how long-term care operators […]

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