Sports Medicine

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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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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