Research

Research Shows That High Intensity Training Provides Relief for Arthritic Patients

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

Did you ever think you would see the words, “osteoarthritis” and “high-intensity training” in the same sentence? Osteoarthritis, according to the Mayo Clinic, is the most common form of arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time, creating “wear-and-tear.” Therefore, words that come to mind when […]

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Overcome Obesity with Underwater Treadmill Exercise

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

A research study from 2009 conducted at Texas A & M University, shows the effectiveness of underwater treadmill exercise for overweight adults. The study titled, “Comparative Efficacy of Water and Land Treadmill Training for Overweight or Obese Adults,” was conducted in order to explore the efficacy of underwater treadmill exercise training programs by comparing changes in […]

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Aquatic Research Published from Utah State University

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

Recently, three groundbreaking research studies associated with aquatic therapy have come from the Health, PE, and Recreation Department at Utah State University. All three of the studies, conducted in their HydroWorx pool, have been published in the International Journal of Aquatic Research & Education. They each, in a slightly different way, take a look at the […]

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Research Shows That Aquatic Treadmill Training Reduces Blood Pressure Reactivity to Physical Stress

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Research

Cutting edge research has been done at Texas A&M University on aquatic treadmill training and the results are pretty amazing.  And they were totally unexpected. The study, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, took a look at a lot of aspects of underwater treadmill training and its effects on adults. One major (and […]

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Aquatic Therapy Makes a Splash at Life Enriching Communities

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Guest Bloggers, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Research, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

Today’s post is brought to you by Jessica Hamm, Manager of Wellness Services at the Twin Lakes location of Life Enriching Communities.  Twin Lakes is a Senior Living Community located in the Cincinnati suburb of Montgomery, Ohio.  The Connection is a vital aspect of our wellness philosophy at Twin Lakes, with programming that deals in many aspects […]

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An Interview with Dr. Bruce Becker, an Aquatic Textbook Author

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Research, Running, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

A new textbook was recently published, titled “The Use of Aquatics in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and Physical Conditioning,” written by leaders in the sport & exercise and orthopedic industries. This textbook represents a new generation of rehabilitation that is informative enough to be injury and sports specific. Dr. Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA and […]

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Aquatic Therapy Provides New Life for Severe Stroke Victim

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

Chuck Ciraolo suffered a stroke four and a half years ago.  His family was told it was so severe and that he should not have survived and would likely be a vegetable the rest of his life.  Remarkably, now the discussion is,  “what kind of vegetable might he have been?”  His daughter claims he would […]

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Happy Active Aging Week!

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Rehabilitation Tips, Research, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Happy 2013 Active Aging Week. Many of you may be wondering what Active Aging Week is and actually that question ranked #1 on the most frequently asked question for this campaign. Here is what the ICAA (initiators of Active Aging Week) had to say:  What is Active Aging Week? Active Aging Week was initiated by […]

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Inside Look from New Aquatic Textbook Author #2!

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Guest Bloggers, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Research, Sports Medicine, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

We are very excited about a new textbook that was published this summer,  titled “The Use of Aquatics in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and Physical Conditioning,” written by leaders in the sport & exercise and orthopedic industries. This textbook includes scientifically-based information on the use and application of aquatic methodologies in both rehabilitation and […]

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Inside Look from An Aquatic Textbook Author

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Research, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories

We are very excited about a new textbook that was published July 15 of this year, titled “The Use of Aquatics in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and Physical Conditioning,” written by leaders in the sport & exercise and orthopedic industries. This textbook includes scientifically-based information on the use and application of aquatic methodologies in […]

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