Physical Therapy

Small Town Aquatic Cancer Rehabilitation Success

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

Elizabeth McDonald, Director of Therapy Services and Cardiac Rehab at Gove County Medical Center located in the small town of Quinter, Kansas, talks about cancer rehabilitation for her patients, in a recent webinar. Elizabeth has served as Physical Therapy Director for over 20 years and has been the Cardiac Rehab Program Director since 2005. The 800-person […]

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Use Warm Water to Keep Players Healthy: Opening Day of Baseball

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Stories, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

It’s time to play ball! The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season has arrived with three games yesterday, 13 more Opening Day games today and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta. Opening week is filled with intrigue and drama as teams begin the season. One of the games yesterday took […]

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Use Aquatic Therapy to Manage Chronic Pain

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million American adults, more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. An even more staggering statistic states that 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. Many of these individuals wake up each day with persistent pain that can often be crippling due to pain […]

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Studies Show Aquatic Therapy Benefits Post-Menopausal & Osteoarthritis Patients

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Aquatic Therapy Could Have Lasting Positive Effects Among Postmenopausal Women” by researchers from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland on PT Products. Menopause can cause many changes in women’s bodies at a certain age. Symptoms such as […]

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Aquatic Therapy Technology Bridges the Gap in the Patient Experience

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

Owner of Peak Performance Physical Therapy Joseph Sullivan, PT, OCS, CSCS (an HSS Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician), uses aquatic therapy technology to improve his clients’ rehab and health. With his years of experience working with patients from elite athletes with sports injuries to adults recovering from surgical procedures, he recognizes that aquatic therapy works wonders. After experiencing success with the […]

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The Secrets to a Thriving Aquatic Therapy Practice? Teamwork and Planning

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

When Brian Howells, Director of Rehab Services at Via Christi Health in Manhattan, Kansas, talks about his organization’s aquatic therapy journey, he’s filled with excitement. After just a few years, he and his staff members have built a successful resource for the community and are reaping the clinical and financial benefits at their practice which […]

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Research on Warm Water Therapy and the Brain

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent presentation, “The Brain and Aquatic Therapy” by Dr. Bruce Becker, MD, MS, FACSM, Clinical Professor at University of Washington. Warm Water Therapy for Mental Illnesses At the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in February, Dr. Becker presented The Brain and […]

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March Madness: Revamp Athlete Recovery Time With Hydrotherapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Stories, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

For three weeks each spring, the nation is in a basketball frenzy as millions tune in to watch the NCAA March Madness tournament and follow their favorite teams. While upsets and buzzer beaters dominate headline space, one or two lines about a player’s injury could threaten to bust a fan’s bracket. A ruined bracket thanks […]

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Innovation: Key to a Successful Aquatics Program

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The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Innovation is the Cornerstone to Aquatic Therapy” by Debi Tyler, OT at Cedar Village on McKnight’s. Creativity and innovation are keys to a successful aquatics program in a senior living facility. Even with an innovative mind set, Debi Tyler, OT, and her team at […]

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Season Cut Short by ACL Injury: Why Water Rehab Worx

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

ACL injury is the most common major knee injury that occurs in football. Typically, the injury is non-contact and caused by cutting; the athlete is running, plants the foot to change direction and the knee buckles. These injuries generally require surgery to allow the athlete to return to sport. This is what occurred to the […]

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