Physical Therapy

Powering Podium Performances at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary

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

Calgary is a land of prairies and foothills, 80 km from the front range of the Canadian Rockies. It’s also brimming with world-class athletes and coaches, a strong sporting infrastructure, and the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI Calgary), a high-performance institute that has developed hundreds of world champions since its inception in 1994. Athletes supported […]

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Architect Q&A: Senior Living Rehab Design Highlights Underwater Treadmill

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill

Every once in a while, you come across an architect that pushes the envelope to develop unique designs for our customers as they create spaces within their facilities for our pools. Some of these designs (and designers) garner their fair share of praise among industry experts as they forge new pathways to problem solving, ingenuity and innovation. […]

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4 Benefits of Transitioning to a Dedicated Therapy Pool

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on Rehab Management online, “Aquatics Makes an Instant Splash” by Rebecca Burke, PT, DPT, GCS at Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Davenport, IA. Rock Valley Physical Therapy has long believed in the advantages of aquatic therapy for their patients. After having used aquatic therapy in […]

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Training on New Modalities Makes a Difference

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on McKnights.com, “How training revitalized our aquatics program” by Joseph Hilleary, director of therapy at Wesley Glen Retirement Community. Investing in high-end modalities with advanced technology is a great way to differentiate your physical therapy practice or senior living community from competitors, but getting proper training and staff […]

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Webinar Recap: The Use of Water Immersion for Recovery

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Water Therapy

On December 20, we hosted a webinar from Nick Held, M.Hk, CSCS, Research and Development Manager at Hydrathletics in Kingston, Ontario. Nick’s experience with aquatics for athletics is far reaching and he has done extensive research on using water immersion for recovery. He shared many of his findings to spark discussion on the use of water immersion. First, […]

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Growing Trend: Universities and Senior Living Developments Tying the Knot

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill

Good marriages begin with patience, communication, collaboration and common goals. Those that are fully aligned on their path of progression, discussing opportunities and obstacles as they arise, stand the greatest chance to not only survive, but thrive. The same formula applies to the business world; indeed many senior living operators have found it advantageous to […]

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The Importance of Experiential Learning

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

We all understand the difference between hearing about how great something is and actually experiencing it, like reading about downhill skiing and then feeling our hair wave in the wind, smelling the fragrant pine and seeing the mountaintop view while gliding down the slopes. As small children we’re encouraged to learn with our hands; the […]

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How to Kick Start a New Aquatic Therapy Program Webinar

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

On December 12, 2017, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) hosted a webinar, that was sponsored by HydroWorx. “How to Kick Start a New Aquatic Therapy Program” was presented by Troy Moore, Owner of Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Great Bend, KS. Troy recently added aquatic therapy to his clinic and […]

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Stunt Performer Suffers Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Tear

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

Quadriceps tendon tears are not extremely common. According to Medscape, “Quadriceps tendon rupture usually occurs during a rapid, eccentric contraction of the quadriceps muscle, with the foot planted and the knee partially flexed. This injury commonly occurs during falls.” Tearing BOTH quadricep tendons is even rarer. Bilateral quadriceps tendon tears can be incredibly painful and frustrating. Since […]

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Webinar Recap: How to Maximize Utilization of a Senior Aquatics Program

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

On November 16, 2017, Rachel McDermott, PTA, former Director of Rehabilitation at Stonehill Care Center, presented a webinar on expanding aquatics programs. “How to Maximize Utilization of a Senior Aquatics Program” was a great look into how to get the most out of a therapy pool for multiple applications. Watch the full webinar to get […]

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