Rehabilitation Tips

Aquatic HIIT: Increasing Fitness at Any Level

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, 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. Bursts of intense training sandwiched between short rest periods, repeated for 15 minutes or so […]

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Creating a Senior Living Facility that Stands Out

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Marketing Ideas, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article from Rehab Management, “Building Aquatic Therapy Programs in the Senior Sector.” In this article, Kimmer O’Neill, Director of Therapy at Clear Choice Health Care in Port Charlotte, FL provides some great insight into how to build a rehab facility that doesn’t just perform but […]

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Aquatic Therapy’s Impact on Recovery, Movement and Rest

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, 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? First, let’s define “recovery.” Many people still think recovery means sitting around on the […]

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Webinar Recap: Utilizing Pain Neuroscience with Aquatic Therapy to Address Low Back Pain

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

Recently, we hosted a webinar on low back pain neuroscience presented by Todd Lewarchick, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager of the renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Todd provided a lot of information to consider when it comes to treating patients with chronic pain. Much of it focused on the importance of educating patients on the neuroscience […]

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Hockey Players Transition from Water to Ice

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

While fans in Vegas fight for seats to watch their brand-new Golden Knights’ play for the Stanley Cup, players for Vegas and Washington battle to stay fresh during the last leg of the postseason. Not an easy task; hockey is the fastest moving contact sport, with players skating up to almost 40 mph. Injury rates […]

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Gimmicks or Game Changers?

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill Person shooting basketball from HydroWorx pool

When the 3-point shot debuted, sports writers called it a “gimmick.” John MacLeod, then coach of the Phoenix Suns—the 90’s most proficient shooters—told the New York Times, “It may change our game at the end of quarters, but I’m not going to set up plays for guys to bomb 23 feet. I think that’s very […]

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Remember the Fundamentals: Jayhawks’ Philosophy on Court and in Water

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

In this year of true madness in college basketball, as one highly-ranked team after another falls to Cinderella, the University of Kansas was one of two number one seeds left. As the Jayhawks play in the Midwest Regional in Omaha tonight, 100 miles north of the Kansas border, “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!” will be loud! Sticking to […]

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Top Football Teams Trust HydroWorx

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, In the News, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Football is taking center stage in the sporting world as the excitement of the playoffs heat up the otherwise frigid temperatures outside.  In Philadelphia, Jacksonville, New England and Minnesota, fans dream of their team making it to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to compete on the big stage. HydroWorx has been part of professional football […]

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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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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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