Physical Therapy

HydroWorx Bubble Busters: Challenging Misconceptions with Aquatics

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories

At HydroWorx, we’re all about breaking through the myths that permeate the aquatic therapy industry.  With our first Bubble Busters post, we blew away the idea that therapy pools are only useful for working patients’ lower extremities.  Today, we’ll tackle three other common aquatics misconceptions with the help of Lance Walker, Global Director of Performance […]

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Research compares the metabolic responses from land to underwater treadmill exercise

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

The University of Maine’s exercise science department along with professors from the Rutgers Equine Science Center developed and published the research study, “The metabolic response to treadmill graded exercise: traditional vs. underwater.” The purpose of the study was to the determine the metabolic effects of four graded exercise tests performed on an underwater treadmill and then […]

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Total Knee Replacement Case Study

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

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. Many patients experience great relief from this surgery, but sometimes the recovery is more difficult than patients initially expect. The physical therapy that accompanies the recovery is extremely important but can be tiring […]

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Introducing the New HydroWorx 300: Water Therapy & Performance, Now Available for Anywhere!

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

During the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 66th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in St. Louis, MO, we were proud to unveil our new product for the very first time- the HydroWorx 300. This new product features an ultra-high-tech underwater treadmill enclosed in a transparent tempered-glass case which fills with water in less than three minutes. The new […]

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Considerations When Choosing a Pool for Your Clinic

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

The following post is summarized from the recent article, “Taking the Plunge,” written by Dan Seidler, PT, Owner of WSPT, and published in PT Products online. Aquatic therapy can be one of the best modalities to provide improved outcomes and increased patient satisfaction, but it can also offer an additional revenue stream for a facility. Using aquatic therapy helps to establish a […]

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HydroWorx is Making a Splash at NATA 2015

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

With the start of NATA 2015 right around the corner, we hope you are as excited as we are for this year’s event.  This year marks the 66th Annual NATA symposium, and the event from June 24-26, 2015, in St. Louis, MO, promises to be bigger and better than ever.  As an exhibitor in booth #1723, […]

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Research Compares Lactate Threshold on Land vs Underwater Treadmill

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Research, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill

Recent research from the Utah State University has focused on identifying whether the intensity where lactate threshold occurs is similar in water vs. land treadmill exercise. The study, “Land Versus Water Treadmill Running: Lactate Threshold,” performed by Ron Garner, Dale Wagner, Eadric Bressel, and Dennis G. Dolny, was designed to identify if the lactic acid that […]

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Managing Chronic Pain Using Aquatics

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

The following post is summarized from the recent article, “A new kind of holy water,” written by Barb Cacia, BS Ed., Wellness Coordinator at Pieters Family Life Center, and published online for McKnight’s. Barb Cacia has spent many years helping individuals manage chronic pain by focusing on movement and incorporating sleep, nutrition and thought control into her programs. Aquatic therapy has […]

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Introducing the Third Nominee for the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

It can be easy to overlook how intensely college-level gymnasts must train.  Day in, day out, they push their bodies to the limit, sometimes with unwanted results.  At the University of Utah, one young gymnast discovered just how important the proper type of advanced rehab methodologies can be when injuries strike.  In January of 2014, […]

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Introducing the Second Nominee for the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill

“You have a left leg closed fracture, shaft fracture and compartment syndrome.”  It’s the news no football player wants to hear, especially a freshman lineman.  Yet those were the unfortunate results after an 18-year-old University of Tennessee first-year student was involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident.  Perhaps worst of all for the athlete […]

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