Physical Therapy

Aquatic Therapy Speeds Up Post-surgery Rehab

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

There’s always a little good and a little bad with having surgeries.  The benefit of having surgery for an injury is to ultimately fix and repair that injury, and hopefully live pain-free. However, following the surgery comes, what has been known as the, ‘painful recovery process.’ But HydroWorx aquatic therapy offers hope and pain-free rehabilitation options.  Using water therapy […]

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Future of Nursing Home Short-Term Rehab Includes Innovative Technologies

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

As the millions of Baby Boomers grow older year by year, they face the possibility – and, in some cases, inevitability – of heading to a nursing home one day.  But unlike the generations before them, they’re insisting upon new ways of staving off permanent care in favor of short-term rehabilitation solutions. Their insistence isn’t […]

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Football Training Camps: Now in Session

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Facebook Fun, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Running, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Therapy

Yes, it’s that time again, and (in the catchy lyrics sung by Hank Williams, Jr.) we’re all ready for some football! Of course, football training camps aren’t just buzzing with eager and able athletes; they’re also buzzing with sore athletes.  After all, you can’t spend your days practicing intensely for the upcoming high school, college […]

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HydroWorx Aquatic Therapy = Happy Patients

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

Is it possible that patients are enjoying their rehab and wellness programs? Recently, there has been an increased compliance with various rehab and wellness programs. The main reason for this is because of the style of the rehab programs and the equipment that wellness instructors have incorporated. What is this style and equipment we are referring to? A […]

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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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HydroWorx proves beneficial for Track and Field Athlete

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Running, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

A University of Akron track athlete demonstrates how HydroWorx helped get him healthy, injury free and in shape for his track and field season. Due to the variety of events for track and field, athletes experience a wide variety of injuries. This athlete, a high jumper, for the University of Akron, was recovering from a serious, Grade 2 Hamstring […]

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Viking’s Star Experiences Water’s Healing Powers

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

Football season will be here before we know it! For football fans this is awesome news, but for an athlete recovering from knee surgery, it may be coming too quickly. However for the Viking’s star running back, there is hope! Last December in a game against the Washington Redskins, the Minnesota Viking’s Adrian Peterson suffered from a traumatic knee […]

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New Facilities mean New Amenities

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, In the News, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

New facilities mean new amenities. An article titled “A ‘State-of-the-art’ veterans home to open near Asheville” was written just last week from the Asheville Citizen-Times. This nursing home will primarily serve elderly and disabled veterans. The 100-bed facility in Swannanoa has hopes of opening its doors within the next two months. The $20.7 million home, will […]

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Aquatic Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a well known but frequently misunderstood condition. Many people — even professional physical therapists — confuse it with osteoarthritis (OA), a condition that is similar, but stems from different causes and demands a separate treatment approach. Unlike OA, rheumatoid arthritis can affect patients at any age. It is not caused by the […]

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Rehab for T4 Vertebral Damage in a HydroWorx

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Training Tips, Water Therapy

HydroWorx pools can be used and are used every day for a number of different  reasons. The underwater treadmills can be used for training, physcial therapy, exercise, strengthening and more. In this particular case study, the HydroWorx pool is being used as a physical therapy and rehabilitation tool for a young 21 year old male, Brock, […]

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