Rehabilitation Tips

The Impossible Can Become Possible for TBI and SCI Patients

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

There is no “recipe” for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. Each case has it’s own history, specific diagnosis and limitations. Thankfully, we live in an era where technology is ever-evolving and creating opportunities for these patients beyond what they may have dreamed. Combining technological advancements with the extreme skill […]

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Aquatic Therapy Improves Daily Life for Back Pain Sufferer

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

Chronic back pain is a common problem among adults. In fact it is estimated that 80% of the population will deal with back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can be caused by any number of factors. For Laura Wohl, back pain is caused by multiple factors including a herniated disc and severe […]

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Water, A Happy Medium for Stroke Patients

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

The following post has been summarized from the recent article, “Water Is the Way for Stroke Patients,” written by Erin Allen, MSPT, MSCS and Barbara Cacia, Wellness Coordinator for Pieters Family Life Center. The article was published in Physical Therapy Products on May 14, 2014. According to a report from the Data from the Centers […]

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Pool Protocols for ACL Rehabilitation

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

An ACL injury is defined as stretching, tearing or loosening of the ligament. An injury of this magnitude often results in surgery, which takes 6 months or more to recuperate from. Whether the injury requires surgery or not, physical therapy and rehabilitation play a vital role in promoting the proper healing. Physical therapy helps retain, […]

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Let’s Meet our Second Excellence in Aquatics Award Nominee

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine Resources, Sports Stories

We introduced our first nominee (by alphabetical order) last week and we couldn’t wait to share the next nominee and their expanded story with you! Fortius Sport and Health’s Nick Held, M.HK, CSCS for the Achilles Rehabilitation of Vancouver Whitecap, Jay DeMerit On March 2, Jay DeMerit went from being motivated and excited to start the […]

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Free Webcast: Using Aquatics for Improving and Maintaining ADLs

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

Join us in person or online for our upcoming educational event, “Balance Training for Seniors: Using Aquatics for Improving and Maintaining ADLs.” Our presenters, Rachel McDermott, PTA, Director of Rehabilitation and Afton Osterberger, PT at Stonehill Care Center, will be presenting live from their HydroWorx 2000 Series pool in Dubuque, Iowa on June 4, 2014 […]

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Let’s Meet the 2014 Excellence in Aquatics Award Nominees

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine Resources, Sports Stories, Uncategorized

Over the next three weeks we would like to share the expanded story about each nominee of the 2014 Excellence in Aquatics Award. The nominees will be introduced by alphabetical order. Our first nominee is: Coastal Carolina’s Barry Lippman, MS, ATC, NASM-PES, for the Shoulder Rehabilitation of a Division 1 Second Baseman  This second baseman arrived at […]

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Increase Mobility After Lumbar Spinal Fusion Using Aqua Therapy

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

A lumbar spinal fusion is a major surgery that requires a lot patience for recovery. The purpose of this surgery is to join, or fuse, two or more vertebrae in the lower back using either bone grafts or metal implants. Once fully healed, the permanently joined vertebra act like a single, stable, and solid bone. […]

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Southern Retirement Community Receives an Upgrade

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

The following post is adapted from the recent article, Carolina Village adds ‘Main Street’ for residents, from Blue Ridge Now online.  Carolina Village, a nonprofit retirement community, has brought “downtown” inside. Recently they have added a few new amenities inside, which allows their residents to have all of their needs met under one roof. These […]

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The Benefits of Hydromassage

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

Massage can provide a multitude of benefits, particularly for those who have suffered an injury, undergone surgery or for those with chronic pain conditions. Commonly noted benefits of massage include: Improved circulation Lactic acid flushing Muscle relaxation Scar tissue manipulation Myofascial release Pain management Decrease in daily symptoms for arthritic and chronic pain conditions Using […]

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