Physical Therapy

Preparing Successful Aquatic Therapy Programs

| Posted in: Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

The following post is summarized from the recent article, “5 ‘Must Haves’ for Aquatic Therapy Programs,” written by Joe Sullivan, owner of Peak Performance Physical Therapy, and published in Advance for PT magazine. In this recent article, Joe Sullivan owner of Peak Performance Physical Therapy in Nassau County, NY, discusses the important advantages of successful aquatic therapy programs. The natural properties […]

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HydroWorx Bursting Bubbles Episode #1: Think the Pool Is Just for Lower Extremity Physical Therapy? Think Again!

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips

One of the biggest misconceptions in the field of aquatic therapy is the persistent belief that therapy pools can only help patients who require treatment of their lower extremities. The foundation of this myth is easy to understand- people take one look at a four foot deep pool and picture an individual walking in it. […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Scalable Business with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Webinars

When considering opening a new clinic, there are many details to consider particularly for large purchases. One of the things to consider is if or how quickly the purchase will yield a return on investment and it’s ability to grow with the business. Join us May 28, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT for the free webinar, “Creating […]

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Voting is Now Open for Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED)

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

HydroWorx is proud to announce that the polls are now officially open for the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED)! This award has been created to recognize those who have achieved exceptional rehabilitation results through the use of advanced water therapy. Determination. Innovation. Excellence. Sports fans everywhere love a good comeback story. The spirit of the game is […]

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Dairy Queen Donates Therapy Pool to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

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

What does ice cream have to do with aquatic therapy? Nothing. Unless you live in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and you—or a family member—happen to be seeking aquatic care at Gillette Children’s Specialty Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Ice cream paid for their pool. Construction to install the new HydroWorx 2000 Series therapy […]

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Skilled Nursing Outpatient Therapy Program Explores New Revenue Streams

| Posted in: HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Sometimes, you have to make calculated investments when you want to explore new streams of revenue.  That’s what happened when Westview Heath Care Center in Dayville, CT, made the decision to open their doors to outpatient services and house a fully equipped treatment facility with a HydroWorx therapy pool. Idea Seeds Are Sown… Westview Health […]

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Waterproofing Methods Provide Safe Way to Begin Aquatic Therapy Earlier

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

Traditionally, many surgeons, physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers have hesitated to send patients into hydrotherapy environments immediately after surgery. Their concerns center around reservations that wounds may become infected or that the patient may not be ready for even non-weight-bearing protocols. However, postponing the opportunity for aquatic therapy has its disadvantages. It can decrease future range […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Influence of an Aquatic Environment on Cognition and Gait

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Webinars

The connection between cognition and gait in patients recovering from illnesses, injuries and surgeries through aquatic therapy exercise has been a little-researched topic.  Two doctors from Utah State University in Logan. UT have made great strides in understanding those connections.  Join us April 22, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT for the free webinar, “Influence […]

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Aquatic Therapy Fits Many Needs for this Professional Baseball Team

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

The following post is summarized from the recent article, “Aquatic Rehab for Athletes,” written by Ryan Bitzel, PT and published in the March edition of Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. Ryan Bitzel, PT and current Rehab Coordinator for the San Diego Padres, dives deep into his love and appreciation of water. “I’ve seen water do […]

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Patellar Tendon Revision Case Study: Professional Wakeboarder

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

This 22 year old professional wakeboarder underwent a patellar tendon revision. He previously had a patellar tendon repair and an ACL repair on the same knee. Following the patellar tendon revision, he began his rehab at 10 weeks post op in the HydroWorx pool at Michael Johnson Performance. During the early stages of his pool rehab, […]

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