Sports Medicine

ACL Protocol for First Hydrotherapy Session Post-Op

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine

The experts at Michael Johnson Performance (MJP) rely on aquatic therapy for almost all of their clients who are undergoing rehabilitation. Director of Rehab, Lorenzo Vite, feels that practically any injury is a candidate for aquatic therapy during their rehab. At MJP, they not only use hydrotherapy for the rehabilitation it offers, but also as a […]

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10 Basketball Drill Ideas for Aquatic Training

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

With the NBA pre-season starting next week, it’s appropriate to provide some ideas for taking conditioning to the pools. A little bit of technology and a lot of creativity can challenge even well-conditioned athletes. The buoyancy and the natural viscosity of the water provide a different environment for executing common land drills with a very different effect. Tim DiFrancesco is […]

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Research Shows Aquatic Therapy Improves Balance and Stability

| Posted in: HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

In 2010, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that one third of persons ages 65+ can expect to fall annually. Thankfully, the majority of those who fall are able to return to their daily activities, but up to 30% percent will pass away from their falls, increase their likelihood of passing sooner and/or have […]

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Take Your Basketball into the Water

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

When looking for ways to make workouts different or more enjoyable, don’t forget to look underwater! Although athletes may not benefit from “water aerobics,” there are some great advantages to taking a sport-specific workout into the water. Add a basketball hoop to the edge of the pool, dunk the basketball underwater and you have a […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes

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

Aquatic therapy is a valuable medium for rehabilitation, but it can also be extremely powerful for training and conditioning. Join us on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:30am EDT for the webinar, “Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes.” Timothy DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers will provide useful ideas for training […]

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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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HydroWorx Makes a Splash at NATA in Indianapolis

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

Last week we attended the 2014 National Athletic Trainers Association’s Annual Symposium in Indianapolis. We enjoyed spending time with the attendees and had so many exciting things happening at our booth that we wanted to share how it went! The opening day of NATA in booth #1131 was quite busy from handing out T-Shirts to […]

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Facility Spotlight: The Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

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

When you think of Texas what comes to mind? Oil? Cattle? How about high school football? Texas high school football is known throughout the country as physically demanding and socially crucial to its fans and players. Wins mean bragging rights for months in the Lone Star State. So it’s not surprising that several Texas high schools […]

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