Sports Medicine

Iowa State’s Sports Medicine Department: A Focus on Health and Wellbeing

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on athleticbusiness.com, “An Inside Look at Iowa State’s Sports Medicine Dept.”  Iowa State Sports Medicine keeps a strong focus on their athletes’ health and wellbeing. That being said, they are always looking for ways to improve the treatment of their students. They employ many different technologies […]

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Powering Podium Performances at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary

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

Calgary is a land of prairies and foothills, 80 km from the front range of the Canadian Rockies. It’s also brimming with world-class athletes and coaches, a strong sporting infrastructure, and the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI Calgary), a high-performance institute that has developed hundreds of world champions since its inception in 1994. Athletes supported […]

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Top Football Teams Trust HydroWorx

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

Football is taking center stage in the sporting world as the excitement of the playoffs heat up the otherwise frigid temperatures outside.  In Philadelphia, Jacksonville, New England and Minnesota, fans dream of their team making it to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to compete on the big stage. HydroWorx has been part of professional football […]

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Webinar Recap: The Use of Water Immersion for Recovery

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

On December 20, we hosted a webinar from Nick Held, M.Hk, CSCS, Research and Development Manager at Hydrathletics in Kingston, Ontario. Nick’s experience with aquatics for athletics is far reaching and he has done extensive research on using water immersion for recovery. He shared many of his findings to spark discussion on the use of water immersion. First, […]

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Stunt Performer Suffers Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Tear

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

Quadriceps tendon tears are not extremely common. According to Medscape, “Quadriceps tendon rupture usually occurs during a rapid, eccentric contraction of the quadriceps muscle, with the foot planted and the knee partially flexed. This injury commonly occurs during falls.” Tearing BOTH quadricep tendons is even rarer. Bilateral quadriceps tendon tears can be incredibly painful and frustrating. Since […]

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Webinar Recap: The Hydrotherapy Toolkit

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

On October 12, 2017 we hosted a webinar entitled “The Hydrotherapy Toolkit: An Equipment Guide to Elevate Rehab” by Collin Francis, MS, ATC, LAT, Assistant Football Athletic Trainer at Indiana University. He did a great job reviewing a multitude of tools that can be used to make rehab in a pool more effective, efficient and fun. Watch […]

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3 Keys to PT Clinic’s Community Partnership Success

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Keys to Community Partnership Success for Your Neighborhood.” by Angie Christopher, DC, ART, MUAC, FAKIR, owner of AZ Spine Disc & Sport(AZSDS), and Curtiss Young, PT, MPT. In this article, Angie and Curtiss suggest that being known as a “go to” care provider in the community takes more […]

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Why Baseball Athletic Trainers Love Hydrotherapy

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

The fresh nip in the air tells us that baseball’s post season is coming to a close, along with the excitement and thrill that accompanies October’s best sports setting. The 2017 playoffs came with the traditional excitement and thrill. Now we watch as LA battles Houston on October’s biggest stage. We acknowledge our many clients for […]

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Recent Webinar: Training Distance Runners in an Aquatic Environment

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill, Webinars

On September 14, 2017 Hugh Blocker presented a webinar titled, “Training Distance Runners in an Aquatic Environment.”  As the assistant athletic trainer for cross country and track and field at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Hugh has vast experience in helping runners train, decrease times and stay healthy. In this webinar, Hugh shares how athletes […]

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Using Aquatic Therapy as a Transitional Tool

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

After a fall, surgery, or other injury, transitioning back to regular day-to-day activities can be extremely difficult, especially for seniors. Muscle atrophy quickly sets in from lack of physical activity caused by difficulty (or inability) to move on land. Aquatic therapy can be the key to this challenging transition. Gait training in a low impact […]

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