Pediatric

The Draw of Aquatic Therapy to Kids

| Posted in: Pediatric, Aquatic Education

Providing physical therapy for a child requires a different kind of approach than working with an adult. Kids may become bored or easily intimidated when it comes to land exercises, making it a challenge to give them the care they need. That’s why many clinicians offer pediatric aquatic therapy, as some children are more likely […]

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Webinar Recap: Sports Medicine Center

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

Earlier this year, Kayla Greiner, PT, DPT, OCS and Jason Yoder, PT, DPT, Operations Manager (Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City), presented a webinar about developing an aquatic therapy program within a sports medicine setting. Kayla has been working in outpatient sports medicine and pediatrics for 10 years and specializes in the management […]

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Impacting Lives at Neuroworx

| Posted in: Pediatric, Aquatic Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

For the past 10 years, Neuroworx (a nonprofit, community-based, outpatient physical therapy clinic focusing on neurological rehabilitation) has been grabbing headlines with their unique business model and amazing stories of helping and healing. These life-changing stories seem to amass for Neuroworx as quickly as their clientele. When we visited with them earlier this year, therapists Rick Reigle […]

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Webinar Recap: Aquatic Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorder

| Posted in: Pediatric, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Webinars

We recently hosted a webinar titled “Can Aquatic Therapy Benefit Children with Sensory Processing Disorder?” presented by Hima Dilal, owner of Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center in Columbia, SC. This webinar reviewed what sensory processing disorder (SPD) is along with the many ways that aquatic therapy can benefit children who may exhibit SPD along […]

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Hima Dilal’s Integrated Therapy Modalities Bring Healing to South Carolina’s Midlands

| Posted in: Pediatric, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

She’s a frequent guest on Columbia’s version of Good Morning America and other local TV shows. She’s a published author and lectures across South Carolina on the benefits of aquatic therapy. But most importantly, she’s the founder and head therapist at Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center, where she and her staff help patients with insurmountable […]

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Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy Brings Hope and Healing to Children with Special Needs

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Pediatric, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Kate and Joe Lundgren knew they had to do something. In the late 1990s, both of their beautiful baby boys had been diagnosed with Autism. Trenton with Asperger’s Syndrome and Spencer, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Kate, a seasoned occupational therapist, and husband Joe dove in. They began learning about their sons’ diagnoses, the […]

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Aquatic Therapy Aids Pediatric Cancer Survivor Recovery

| Posted in: Pediatric, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy

Earlier this month, WBAL in Baltimore  and CNN reported on a 2 ½ year-old girl who travels regularly with her family from Miami, Florida to Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute to utilize, among other therapies, Kennedy Krieger’s HydroWorx pool and ultramodern aquatic therapy program. This young girl was born without incident, but a few months later […]

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