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Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics – Watch this Webinar On-Demand

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips

Last week, Lance Walker, Global Performance Director at Michael Johnson Performance (MJP) in McKinney, TX, presented a fantastic webinar that took a look at some common misconceptions about aquatics and its usefulness for athletic training purposes. “Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics” took place on May 14, 2015, and Lance reviewed some of these potential misconceptions and to what […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Running, Sports Stories, Webinars

The benefits of aquatic therapy are becoming increasingly widely accepted. However, there are still some commonly held beliefs about the limitations of the use of aquatics, especially for athletic training and sports performance. Join us May 14, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT for the free webinar, “Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics.” Lance Walker, PT, CSCS, Global […]

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5 Reasons Underwater Treadmill Running Outperforms Land

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Running, Training Tips

Running underwater differs from land running in many ways. Studies have shown than aquatic running outperforms land running because it provides many of the same results as land running, but with even more benefit. The natural properties of water offer benefits unmatched on land. Reduced risk of injury. The buoyancy of the water can decrease an individual’s body weight […]

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The Value of Water for a Collegiate Distance Runner

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories

In a collegiate setting, hydrotherapy is often used for the football, baseball and basketball players. At the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, even the cross country and track and field teams use hydrotherapy almost daily to help transition runners with musculoskeletal injuries back to full running. Zach Sanchez, ATC, works with the men’s and women’s cross country teams […]

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3 Reasons You Should Add Water to Your Training Regimen

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Training Tips

Water makes up approximately 70% of the earth and two-thirds of the human body. It has properties that are essential for life, but how does that translate to running? Water itself has many natural properties that can be extremely beneficial to athletes of all stages. Here are just a few of the benefits It is low […]

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Athlete with MS Made Strides with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Running, underwater treadmill

Rick Ebner was a college football player and avid athlete. When the business owner and father of four was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 32, he was devastated that the athletic lifestyle that defined him would now be gone. Thankfully, for 8 years he was able to continue to stay active, but eventually, […]

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5 Reasons All Athletes Should Train Underwater

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Training Tips

We may not all be professional athletes, but any level of athlete can benefit from underwater running. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a collegiate all-star, first-time 5k runner, professional baseball player or high school lacrosse player,  incorporating water into workouts can provide powerful physical and psychological benefits. Here are just five of the ways that […]

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Progression of Running Drills Using Hydrotherapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Water Therapy

One of the finalists in the 2014 Excellence in Aquatics Award running was Seton Hall University’s Anthony Testa, Med, ATC, CSCS,  for the Return to Improved Play of a Baseball and Softball Player. Seton Hall uses their hydrotherapy pools extensively and has found that they are able to improve running performance for athletes that require rehab from […]

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Recovering from Back to School Training

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Medicine, Water Therapy

As athletes begin heading back to school, training and preseason practices are also starting up. It’s a good time to remember how important it is to recover from difficult workouts. In fact, daily recovery can positively impact performance and leave athletes feeling more rejuvenated and prepared to face the next day’s training. While it’s tempting to […]

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HydroWorx Track Club Growth Solidifies Elite Status

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Running, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories

The HydroWorx Track Club was formed in the summer of 2013, just in time for the team of local Central Pennsylvania runners to get suited up for the Harrisburg Mile, the area’s biggest road race.  The team won 3 of the 4 elite categories that evening, and has not looked back since.  HydroWorx’s support of […]

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