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The Secret to Improving Mobility in Aging Patients: HydroTherapy

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

Hydrotherapy isn’t just for rehabilitation—it’s a key to unlocking mobility and improved quality of life for seniors. As we age, maintaining our ability to move becomes increasingly important. Shocking statistics from The National Library of Medicine reveal that approximately 35% of seniors grapple with mobility issues that affect their daily lives. Furthermore, the CDC reports […]

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Hydrotherapy in Athletics: Use HydroTherapy at Every Stage of Training to Optimize Performance

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Treadmill

Achieving optimal athletic performance takes more than just natural ability, mental focus, and resilience. It requires a 3-pronged approach to managing physical health that includes maximizing training, managing recovery, and mitigating injury. Did you know that hydrotherapy can be used for all three? Whether your athletes are maintaining during the off-season, optimizing performance during the […]

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Making Waves from Rehabilitation to Recovery: Aquatic Therapy is a Versatile Modality for a Wide Patient Population

| Posted in: Athletic Training, Guest Bloggers, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips

Have you heard aquatic therapy is only for walking and running? Or, perhaps you’ve heard aquatic therapy is just for athletes? The truth is, aquatic therapy is a versatile treatment option that provides value for a wide range of conditions and patients.

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Aquatic Therapy Exercises for Lower Body Injuries [4 Program Examples]

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips

Curious to know what an aquatic therapy session actually looks like? Wondering which exercises are used for different conditions? In this article, we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at four different aquatic therapy sessions for these lower body injuries: Aquatic Therapy Exercises for a Torn Hamstring After a slip on a wet floor, this patient […]

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Four Aquatic Therapy Exercises Using Just a Noodle

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

HydroWorx is kicking 2021 off in a healthy way and we have decided to provide you with four exercises that can be done with just the water and a pool noodle. These exercises can be done in any of our units ranging from the EVO to the HydroWorx 2000! Upper Body Aquatic Exercises These exercises […]

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Research: Cold Water Immersion VS Whole Body Cryotherapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Aquatic Therapy Research, Water Therapy

An international study on the effects of cold water immersion (CWI) as compared to whole body cryotherapy (WBC) was done to identify if one modality is better than another for recovery. Specifically, the study set out to examine the effects of CWI and WBC on femoral artery, blood flow and thermoregulatory responses. The study method […]

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Fibromyalgia Rehab with the HydroWorx Pool

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

What Is Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a myofascial pain syndrome. Its symptoms resemble those of arthritis, yet fibromyalgia affects the body’s soft tissue, not the joints. Symptoms include widespread pain, mental fog, chronic pain and fatigue. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but tends to be triggered by stress, injury, surgery, emotional trauma, autoimmune disease […]

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Aquatic HIIT | Increasing Fitness at Any Level

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

While High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is often used in training high level athletes, it has been shown to provide benefits for individuals at any age or fitness level. Why? In short, these workouts provide health benefits while saving time. Benefits of HIIT Bursts of intense training sandwiched between short rest periods, repeated for 15 […]

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Aquatic Therapy’s Impact on Recovery, Movement & Rest

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine Resources, Training Tips, Water Therapy

We often notice trends as they relate to the industries we serve, including rehab, senior care, fitness, and athletic training. Lately we’ve seen a trend toward the discussion of movement vs. rest as the most beneficial for recovery. What Is Recovery? Many people still think recovery means sitting around on the couch until they’re no […]

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How To Help Athletes Start The Aquatic Therapy Process

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

Starting the Aquatic Therapy Process Before starting the aquatic therapy process, ensure patients are calm and answer any lingering questions they may have. When working in the pool, make sure athletes start with the proper stance. The water’s buoyancy may make some patients and trainers take risks they shouldn’t, or start too aggressively. Encourage patients […]

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