Physical Therapy

Aquatic Therapy Aids Pediatric Cancer Survivor Recovery

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

Earlier this month, WBAL in Baltimore  and CNN reported on a 2 ½ year-old girl who travels regularly with her family from Miami, Florida to Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute to utilize, among other therapies, Kennedy Krieger’s HydroWorx pool and ultramodern aquatic therapy program. This young girl was born without incident, but a few months later […]

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3 Ways to Build a Robust Aquatics Program without the Cost of New Hires

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy

The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that asserts a child has the best opportunity to become a healthy adult if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to his rearing. Likewise, patients of a therapy center are best served when cooperation and teamwork are employed […]

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Starting An Aquatic Therapy Program: A Q&A With Rock Valley PT

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

Starting an aquatic therapy program may seem overwhelming for a physical therapy clinic, but for many it ends up being a extremely valuable asset. Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Davenport, IA invested in a HydroWorx 3500 pool in March 2017. Since then, they’ve seen very positive results, both in patient outcomes and business growth. We recently […]

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Changing the Landscape of Senior Care By Empowering Staff

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

The most recent edition of Senior Housing Business Magazine features Geoff Fraser, Clear Choice Health Care’s Senior Vice President of Operations , as a guest columnist. Clear Choice Health Care is changing the landscape of senior care by discovering new delivery methods, using resources creatively and nurturing community partnerships. In the article, Geoff discusses how operators […]

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Using Aquatic Therapy as a Transitional Tool

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

After a fall, surgery, or other injury, transitioning back to regular day-to-day activities can be extremely difficult, especially for seniors. Muscle atrophy quickly sets in from lack of physical activity caused by difficulty (or inability) to move on land. Aquatic therapy can be the key to this challenging transition. Gait training in a low impact […]

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Addressing Common Patient Aquatic Therapy Objections

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

Most healthcare facilities quickly find that adding aquatics allows them to eliminate some of the barriers that patients face with physical therapy and rehabilitation such as weight-bearing restrictions and pain. Soon, however, another barrier can arise: patients’ initial fear of getting in a pool. Below is the shortlist of common barriers aquatic therapy patients raise before […]

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Treating Osteoarthritis with Aquatic Therapy

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

At AquaWorx in Logan, Utah, they understand the power of water to help their patients heal. Therapists at this premier therapy provider in Cache Valley have been easing patients’ pain with the HydroWorx 2000 Series pool since 2010. “We have the goal that when patients come in, they actually feel better, not worse, while they […]

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Webinar Recap: Building a Business with Aquatic Therapy

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

Below is a brief summary of the webinar presented by Keitoria LaCount, OTR/L, Owner of Holistic Occupational and Physical Therapy, on August 17, 2017 about Building a Business with Aquatic Therapy. For more details and a valuable Q & A discussion, watch it on demand. Aquatic therapy is a growing trend. More patients and doctors are clamoring […]

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Osteoarthritis, Aquatic Therapy and the VA

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

According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in five Americans suffers from arthritis, while one in four American soldiers suffers from this disease. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the second leading reason for a soldier’s discharge from service. From the very beginning of training, soldiers’ joints are tested. They carry packs weighing up to 100 lbs and run […]

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PruittHealth: Touching Lives Through Forward Thinking

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

Forty-five years ago, Toccoa Nursing Center opened its doors with the mission of providing exceptional care coupled with respect, open communication and professionalism.  Through diligent efforts, the concept took hold, grew and blossomed into what is now a Southeast regional leader in long-term health care. Now called PruittHealth, the Norcross, GA-based company encompasses more than […]

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