Rehabilitation Tips

The Value of Aquatics for Gait and Balance Sessions

| 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, “Addressing Gait and Balance Impairments in the Pool” at APTA-CSM 2017 by Emily Dunlap, PT at Central Texas Rehabilitation, Austin, TX. At the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in February, Emily Dunlap, PT, presented a promising topic, “Addressing Gait and Balance Impairments in […]

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The Key “Wet” Ingredients to Measuring Aquatic Functional Progress

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

In a recent webinar, Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT, explains the key “wet” ingredients of making aquatic therapy not only a fun alternative to land-based therapy but a way to facilitate the measurable functional progress that is vital for insurance reimbursement. Kathleen has been working with aquatic therapy for over ten years and stresses the importance […]

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Aquatic Therapy Provides Hope for Obese Patients

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

Although obesity is becoming an epidemic in America, many people do not look to aquatic therapy as their first option for weight loss and getting healthy. A recent statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than one-third (36.5%) of American adults are considered obese. People who are overweight may […]

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Use Warm Water to Keep Players Healthy: Opening Day of Baseball

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

It’s time to play ball! The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season has arrived with three games yesterday, 13 more Opening Day games today and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta. Opening week is filled with intrigue and drama as teams begin the season. One of the games yesterday took […]

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Use Aquatic Therapy to Manage Chronic Pain

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

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million American adults, more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. An even more staggering statistic states that 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. Many of these individuals wake up each day with persistent pain that can often be crippling due to pain […]

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Studies Show Aquatic Therapy Benefits Post-Menopausal & Osteoarthritis 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 article, “Aquatic Therapy Could Have Lasting Positive Effects Among Postmenopausal Women” by researchers from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland on PT Products. Menopause can cause many changes in women’s bodies at a certain age. Symptoms such as […]

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The Secrets to a Thriving Aquatic Therapy Practice? Teamwork and Planning

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

When Brian Howells, Director of Rehab Services at Via Christi Health in Manhattan, Kansas, talks about his organization’s aquatic therapy journey, he’s filled with excitement. After just a few years, he and his staff members have built a successful resource for the community and are reaping the clinical and financial benefits at their practice which […]

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Research on Warm Water Therapy and the Brain

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent presentation, “The Brain and Aquatic Therapy” by Dr. Bruce Becker, MD, MS, FACSM, Clinical Professor at University of Washington. At the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in February, Dr. Becker presented The Brain and Aquatic Therapy as part of the […]

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March Madness: Revamp Athlete Recovery Time With Hydrotherapy

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

For three weeks each spring, the nation is in a basketball frenzy as millions tune in to watch the NCAA March Madness tournament and follow their favorite teams. While upsets and buzzer beaters dominate headline space, one or two lines about a player’s injury could threaten to bust a fan’s bracket. A ruined bracket thanks […]

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Innovation: Key to a Successful Aquatics Program

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Innovation is the Cornerstone to Aquatic Therapy” by Debi Tyler, OT at Cedar Village on McKnight’s. Creativity and innovation are keys to a successful aquatics program in a senior living facility. Even with an innovative mind set, Debi Tyler, OT, and her team at […]

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