Research

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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Research Compares Lactate Threshold on Land vs Underwater Treadmill

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Research, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill

Recent research from the Utah State University has focused on identifying whether the intensity where lactate threshold occurs is similar in water vs. land treadmill exercise. The study, “Land Versus Water Treadmill Running: Lactate Threshold,” performed by Ron Garner, Dale Wagner, Eadric Bressel, and Dennis G. Dolny, was designed to identify if the lactic acid that […]

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Can Aquatic Therapy Influence Cognition or Gait? Access this Webinar On-demand to Find Out

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Research, underwater treadmill, Webinars

On April 22, 2015, the ICAA hosted a webinar titled, “Influence of an Aquatic Environment on Cognition and Gait.” In this webinar, Dr. Eadric Bressel, Professor and Clinical Research Scientist in the Sports Medicine Program and Dr. Dennis Dolny, Department Head of Health, Physical Education & Recreation in the College of Education & Human Services at Utah […]

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Research Shows the Health Benefits of Aquatic Exercise for Adults

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

As the days grow shorter and colder this season, it can be difficult to muster up the motivation to stay active, especially for aging adults. The thought of leaving the comfort of your warm home to head out into the cold to exercise does not always seem appealing. However, learning the benefits of warm water […]

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Research Shows Underwater Treadmill Training is Valuable for Athletes

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Research, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Water Treadmill

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of running underwater and using an underwater treadmill. One study, in particular, done by the Division of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance from the University of Idaho ‘investigated the cardio-respiratory responses elicited during maximal-effort runs’ using an underwater treadmill and a land treadmill. There were 23 ‘recreationally competitive […]

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Research Shows Underwater Treadmill Outperforms Land-Based Treadmill

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

Athletes, weekend warriors and active adults may feel like a water workout is “too easy.” Often clinicians will question if their athletes or patients will be able to reach sufficient metabolic results on an underwater treadmill compared to a land-based treadmill that has the ability to incline, which raises the heart rate. However, a new […]

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Research Reveals Underwater Treadmill Training Can Impact Blood Pressure

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

Did you know that endurance exercise reduces blood pressure? Of course you did! But we’re not here to tell you something you already knew. There are an estimated 67 million Americans who suffer from high blood pressure. Many struggle to find ways to improve their condition naturally, especially those that are typically sedentary. Though it may […]

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