Sports Medicine

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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Underwater Treadmill Training: Beneficial for Injured and Healthy Athletes Alike

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

Previously, Mike Blasquez, UC Berkeley’s head strength and conditioning coach, utilizes underwater treadmill training to enhance the performances of his student-athletes. We learned the Golden Bears not only utilize water with their rehabbing athletes, but also for those trying to raise the ceiling of training. Additionally, in a 2015 Strength and Conditioning article by Maria Hutsick, MS, […]

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A Few Tips for Enjoying NATA 2017

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

The 68th National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia and AT Expo is two weeks away and we are excited to be heading to Houston, Texas this year! As we participate in the world’s largest sports medicine expo, find us in Hall C of the George R. Brown Convention Center in booth #3015 to learn about […]

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Aquatic Exercises for UCL Rehabilitation

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

In a recent webinar, Jeremy Braziel, ATC, LAT, FMS, SFMA, CES, TPI-CGFI, TPI-JC2, a Clinician at the Shoulder Center of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, discussed specific and practical exercise strategies utilizing aquatic therapy that can be applied at various stages of a UCL injury rehabilitation protocol. Jeremy discussed how these strategies have been developed to safely, efficiently and effectively bridge the gap […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Utilizing Aquatic Therapy for Groin Injury: A Case Review

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

In a recent webinar, Todd Lewarchick, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager at the Cleveland Clinic, located in Avon, Ohio shared a case study of a high school junior who was diagnosed with osteitis pubis while pursuing a Division I football scholarship. The general rule thumb for any groin injury is to rest and offer time for […]

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Season Cut Short by ACL Injury: Why Water Rehab Worx

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

ACL injury is the most common major knee injury that occurs in football. Typically, the injury is non-contact and caused by cutting; the athlete is running, plants the foot to change direction and the knee buckles. These injuries generally require surgery to allow the athlete to return to sport. This is what occurred to the […]

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The Combine: Aquatic Training & Conditioning for Athletes

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

Countless hours have been spent over the past months preparing for this one week, this one chance to impress the NFL teams in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. Millions of people will tune into the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. Viewers will watch football players of great strength, perseverance, speed and skill compete in what will be […]

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Lower Extremity Rehab Protocols for Athletes

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

Lower extremity injuries in athletes can include anything from a torn ACL to shin splints to a tibial fracture. The diagnosis and path to recovery can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, surgeries required and desired outcome. For athletes, the desired outcome is typically a return to play as quickly and safely […]

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Use Aquatic Therapy to Maximize Results for SLAP Repair Patients

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

Working with patients who have shoulder injuries, and especially those who have been through SLAP (superior labrum anterior and posterior) repair surgery, can be tricky. Patients often worry about pain, tightness and re-injury during land-based physical therapy sessions, leading them to perform less intensely… and ultimately take longer to achieve their post-op goals. This is […]

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