Physical Therapy

Adding Value With Aquatic Therapy

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

“Why should we choose your senior living center over another one?” It’s a frequent question that every facility administrator needs to feel confident answering. Yet many senior living providers don’t have a ready answer as to their value-added differentiators. Presbyterian Village North felt that they needed to make sure they never got stuck when it came to answering this question. The goals and objectives […]

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“How To” Waterproofing a Post-Surgical Wound

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

Surgeons, physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers traditionally hesitate to send athletes into aquatic environments immediately after surgery due to the fear of wounds getting infected. However, according to a meta-analysis published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013, early aquatic therapy can be integral to getting athletes back on their feet. Aquatic therapy can increase future range of motion, decrease the […]

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Get Creative! If It’s Effective On Land, You’ll Get Results In Water!

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

In a recent webinar, “Innovative Techniques for Multidisciplinary Aquatic Therapy,” Debi Tyler, OTR/L, Director of Rehabilitation at Cedar Village Retirement Community located in Mason, Ohio, discussed innovative ways to combine treatment objectives of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy in the water. With 30 years of experience, she noticed that patients often need the […]

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Use Aquatics for Each Stage of ACL Rehabilitation

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

Rehabbing ACL tears can be a challenge for many reasons and for both the athlete and the athletic trainer. Athletic trainers want nothing more than to help their patients heal and get healthy, but athletes often experience pain and discomfort daily from the ACL tear due to soreness and swelling. Despite the dread of beginning […]

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Utah State University Research: Underwater Gait that Mimics Land

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

Utah State University is continuing to release studies related to the benefits of aquatic therapy for various populations. Dr. Bressel and Dr. Dolny team up to conduct extensive research on aquatic therapy and underwater treadmill training. They have identified some remarkable findings on aquatic therapy regarding the topic of underwater treadmill walking vs. shallow water walking. Research provided by Healthline shows that […]

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Your Questions on Aquatic Therapy Answered by Private Practice Clinician

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

Recently, HydroWorx hosted a live informal Q&A session on the topic of using aquatic therapy in a physical therapy clinic setting. Host, Mike Foster, PTA, Regional Clinical Manager at Peak Performance Physical Therapy located in New York, shared his experiences with aquatic therapy, offered at two clinic locations with the HydroWorx 300 and 500 Series. 28 years […]

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Aquatic Environments for Neurological Patients

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent presentation, “Aquatic Therapy for Individuals with Neurological Disorders” at APTA-CSM 2017 by Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, MS, NCS, PSC with the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Ellen M. Godwin PT, PhD, PCS with Long Island University. There were a handful of beneficial […]

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Aquatic Exercises for UCL Rehabilitation

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

In a recent webinar, Jeremy Braziel, ATC, LAT, FMS, SFMA, CES, TPI-CGFI, TPI-JC2, a Clinician at the Shoulder Center of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, discussed specific and practical exercise strategies utilizing aquatic therapy that can be applied at various stages of a UCL injury rehabilitation protocol. Jeremy discussed how these strategies have been developed to safely, efficiently and effectively bridge the gap […]

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Facility Spotlight: Intermountain Healthcare, Odgen, UT

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

In February, we had the pleasure of visiting McKay-Dee Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare in Ogden, Utah. This is a group that truly loves aquatics! They have wonderful success stories to prove that high-tech aquatic therapy really does uplift the spirits of patients and benefits their quality of life. Keith Cook, PT at Intermountain Healthcare, shared with us, […]

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Oregon Project Runners Excel at the 2017 Boston Marathon

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

Former Olympians, first time marathoners, national champions and many other accomplished athletes performed in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17. It proved to be a great day for three Oregon Project runners: Galen Rupp, Suguru Osako and Jordan Hasay. The team took three of the six podium places, led by Rupp’s 2nd place finish. Osako […]

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