Sports Medicine

Hydrotherapy for Pro Athletes After ACL Reconstruction Webinar On-Demand

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

On January 14, 2016, we hosted a webinar titled, “The Use of Hydrotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Professional Athletes Post-ACL Reconstruction.” In this webinar, Ryan Bitzel, MPT, Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres, located in San Diego, CA with a spring training facility in Peoria, AZ, presented on his aquatic therapy strategies used during ACL reconstruction for professional athletes, specifically baseball […]

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Free Webinar: Rehabilitation of Offensive Lineman Utilizing Aquatic Therapy Following Syndesmotic Ankle Reconstruction

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

One of the biggest concerns for a collegiate athlete recovering from an injury is whether they can stay in shape throughout the rehabilitation process.  Additional conditioning time after rehabilitation is complete can mean even more time off the field. Aquatic therapy allows athletes to maintain conditioning while they rehab meaning that they are closer to […]

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Research Evaluates Health Benefits of Hydrotherapy (Infographic)

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

As individual age, the importance of staying active increases. However, many have found that exercising on land only increases or compounds the pain felt from pre-existing conditions such as arthritis, joint pain or chronic back pain. Research has proven that exercising in a warm water pool on an underwater treadmill can provide numerous benefits to […]

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HydroWorx May Provide a Boost to Fantasy Football Stats; Keep Players on the Field Longer

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

When it comes to the NFL and football season, a fan’s two main concerns are their favorite team and their fantasy football team. Sometimes the fantasy team supersedes their favorite team due to the time and effort that goes into managing a successful team. The one thing that has been ruining superb fantasy football lineups […]

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Free Webinar: The Use of Hydrotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Professional Athletes Post-ACL Reconstruction

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

Can you believe spring training will be here next month? Join us on Thursday, January 14 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST to hear from one MLB rehabilitation coordinator about some key strategies he uses to get his injured players ready for the 2016 season. Ryan Bitzel, MPT, Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres, will be presenting […]

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Free Tip Sheet Download: Why Plunge Pools Work for Recovery & Regeneration

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

Recovery has sometimes been viewed as simply a matter of time: taking time off from training to wait for muscles and joints to loosen up and relax. Cold hydrotherapy is often used in passive recovery techniques but active recovery methods can have impressive benefits. Finding ways to recover faster between training sessions has become the new […]

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Using Aquatic Therapy to Overcome Rehab Plateau: ACL, MCL, Meniscus Tear Case Study

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

It was 8 weeks post-op for the volleyball player who had endured an ACL, MCL and Meniscus Tear on her right knee during a volleyball tournament. While she had been receiving land physical therapy since the first day after surgery at Dr. Daniel C. Eby Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, she had hit a plateau in her rehab and was […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Strategies for Treating Common Shoulder Injuries with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Webinars

Aquatic therapy is often used to treat back and lower extremity injuries and shoulder injuries are left to land therapy. Murphy Grant has found aquatic therapy useful for shoulder injuries as well and will share suggested protocols during this upcoming webinar. Join us on Wednesday, November 18 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST for the free webinar, “Strategies for Treating Common Shoulder Injuries […]

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When Land-Based Strength Training Falters, Turn to the Water

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

It’s something every athlete is familiar with: soreness.  This is expected.  But what happens when the soreness doesn’t stop and interferes with strength training, speed or explosiveness?  Rather than halting the process of getting stronger, many athletes and their athletic trainers are simply turning their attentions to water.  Murphy Grant, MS, ATC, NASM-PES, CES, speaks […]

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The Advantages of Anti-Gravity Rehab Underwater

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

HydroWorx therapy pools provide the equivalent of a zero-gravity environment, ideal for patients who have limitations or special considerations that prohibit land-based exercise, but with the added benefits of water. Physical therapists and athletic trainers both rely on anti-gravity treadmill training in an aquatic therapy pool to unweight patients and athletes, while also tapping into the natural […]

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