Sports Medicine

Aquatics for Track & Field

| Posted in: Athletic Training, Oregon Project, Running, Sports Medicine, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill

As with many sports, aquatic therapy and its prowess as a game-changing modality has influenced world-class track & field athletes. Underwater treadmill training is trusted across running circles from professional running teams, such as the Oregon Project, to college track and field teams, like Liberty University, to recreational runners needing a low-impact alternative to high […]

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Aquatic Therapy’s Impact on Recovery, Movement and Rest

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

We often notice trends as they relate to the industries we serve, including rehab, senior care, fitness, and athletic training. Lately we’ve seen a trend toward the discussion of movement vs. rest as the most beneficial for recovery. What is recovery? First, let’s define “recovery.” Many people still think recovery means sitting around on the […]

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Facility Spotlight: TRIA Orthopedic Center

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

We love to highlight our partners showcasing new aquatic therapy business models, techniques or innovative programming. Having just begun their new aquatic program with a HydroWorx 3500 Series in September 2017, TRIA Orthopedic Center in Woodbury, MN is already gaining notice for their new aquatic modality and its complement to TRIA’s other pioneering services, such as […]

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Minnesota Vikings Contrast and Regeneration Therapy using NEW Custom Plunge Pools

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

An athlete’s ability to train is only as good as his or her ability to recover from that training. In this article, we’ll take a look at what one of the country’s top sports performance centers is doing with contrast and regeneration therapy to maximize athlete recovery. Peek into the Minnesota Vikings’ recently upgraded facility, […]

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Webinar Recap: Biomechanical Alterations in the Water

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Sports Medicine, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

Recently, HydroWorx sponsored a webinar presented by Nick Held, M.Hk, CSCS, Research and Development Manager at Hydrathletics located in Kingston, ON. In this webinar, he focused on the biomechanical alterations during running while immersed in water compared to land-based running. Watch the full webinar on-demand now>> Nick has extensive experience with aquatic therapy and has done a […]

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Hockey Players Transition from Water to Ice

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

While fans in Vegas fight for seats to watch their brand-new Golden Knights’ play for the Stanley Cup, players for Vegas and Washington battle to stay fresh during the last leg of the postseason. Not an easy task; hockey is the fastest moving contact sport, with players skating up to almost 40 mph. Injury rates […]

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Gimmicks or Game Changers?

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill Person shooting basketball from HydroWorx pool

When the 3-point shot debuted, sports writers called it a “gimmick.” John MacLeod, then coach of the Phoenix Suns—the 90’s most proficient shooters—told the New York Times, “It may change our game at the end of quarters, but I’m not going to set up plays for guys to bomb 23 feet. I think that’s very […]

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Spring Training Prep for the Regular Season with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Ah, spring! When fans and players head out to the diamond for another year of America’s game. As spring training ends, players and athletic trainers alike know it’s called “training” for a reason. It’s a time to get ready, mentally and physically, for the grind of the season, which begins today. We caught up with several […]

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Remember the Fundamentals: Jayhawks’ Philosophy on Court and in Water

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

In this year of true madness in college basketball, as one highly-ranked team after another falls to Cinderella, the University of Kansas was one of two number one seeds left. As the Jayhawks play in the Midwest Regional in Omaha tonight, 100 miles north of the Kansas border, “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!” will be loud! Sticking to […]

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Winter Athletes Taken Care of at Fortius

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Winter athletes do some crazy stuff, right? One hundred and eighty feet of slopestyle air, freeriding 96 MPH down an icy mountain, and g-forces so strong you can’t raise your head? Broken wrists. Broken legs. Smashed ribs. That’s pretty much the norm. Yet top winter athletes somehow find the moxie to rehab, then hop back […]

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