Research

Soaring Outcomes for Sore Joints: How Aquatic Therapy Helps OA Patients

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Research, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Millions of Americans groan as they roll out of bed in the morning, not due to a tyrannical boss or bad weather, but joint pain! Osteoarthritis (OA) disturbs the lives of an estimated 27 million Americans. That’s just over 12% of our population, making OA a significant concern for physical and occupational therapists across the […]

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Aquatic Therapy’s Role in Heart Health

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Research, Water Therapy

Heart disease emerged as the leading cause of death across the globe in the mid-1900s. Today, many nations are cutting this mortality rate through public health education. Most people now know the basics—smoking, physical inactivity, obesity and unhealthy diets harm their heart. At least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke can be […]

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HydroWorx Family Mourns the Loss of Aquatic Research Pioneer and Friend, Dr. Dennis Dolny

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Life at HydroWorx, Research, Webinars

The HydroWorx family is recovering from the shock of losing a dear friend, colleague and aquatic therapy advocate. Dr. Dennis Dolny has been considered an integral part of HydroWorx for close to 10 years. Dr. Dolny and his aquatic therapy research has impacted our business dramatically. He co-authored the book “Underwater Treadmill Running” with Alberto Salazar. He was a key contributor to […]

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Treating Osteoarthritis with Aquatic Therapy

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

At AquaWorx in Logan, Utah, they understand the power of water to help their patients heal. Therapists at this premier therapy provider in Cache Valley have been easing patients’ pain with the HydroWorx 2000 Series pool since 2010. “We have the goal that when patients come in, they actually feel better, not worse, while they […]

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Osteoarthritis, Aquatic Therapy and the VA

| Posted in: Military, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Research, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in five Americans suffers from arthritis, while one in four American soldiers suffers from this disease. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the second leading reason for a soldier’s discharge from service. From the very beginning of training, soldiers’ joints are tested. They carry packs weighing up to 100 lbs and run […]

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New Research Highlights Underwater Treadmill Benefits for Stroke Sufferers

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Research

Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer from strokes. Of the roughly 82.5% who survive, the majority struggle with ambulation challenges. Although many do recover some mobility, they are often left with abnormal gait problems. Those gait problems can then lead to other challenges, such as pain caused by improper pressure on other areas of the […]

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Research Shows Underwater Treadmill Running Provides Option to Maintain or Improve Fitness Levels

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Research, Running, Sports Medicine Person smiling and running in HydroWorx Pool

One of the biggest challenges when an athlete is injured is to maintain fitness levels so that when the athlete is cleared to play they aren’t starting from square one to get back into game shape. A research study entitled “Metabolic-Cost Comparison Between Submaximal Land and Aquatic Treadmill Exercise” from the University of Iowa shows that underwater treadmill […]

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Water Exercise Helps Patients Reduce Need for Opiates

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, In the News, Physical Therapy, Research, Water Therapy

The statistics are sobering: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 40 people die each day in the United States directly related to overdosing on pharmaceutical painkiller overdoses. That number doesn’t include the millions of Americans who regularly abuse prescription opiates. These figures have led the CDC to issue new guidelines […]

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Research on Underwater Treadmill Exercise

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Physical Therapy, Research, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Do you believe that an underwater treadmill exercise can have an extremely positive impact on your patients, clients and athletes? For those of you that aren’t quite believers yet, or for those of you that know it works, but don’t have the answers to “why,” you’ve come to the right place. A lot of research has […]

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College Runners: Discover the Benefits of the Underwater Treadmill

| Posted in: HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Research, Sports Stories, Water Therapy

With college back in session for the 2015/2016 season, collegiate cross country runners are gearing up for their autumn races.  This means they are focused on three things: practice, practice and more practice!  The problem, of course, is that all the pounding on the joints can lead to difficulties and injuries.  Some of the most […]

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