Sports Stories

The University of South Dakota’s Ground-Breaking Hydrotherapy Program

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

Vermillion, South Dakota lies atop a bluff in the far corner of the state where Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota converge. It’s known for friendliness, its rich Native-American history, and as the home of the University of South Dakota (Go Coyotes!). WE know it best for its collegiate hydrotherapy program. The leaders of this emerging […]

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Life After Joint Replacement for High Performance Athletes

| Posted in: Sports Medicine, Sports Stories

Athletes dedicated to consistent improvement are destined to eventually wage a war against aging. To be sure, Mother Nature can throw even Olympians and professional stars curveballs.  Fortunately, medical advancements such as total knee and total hip replacements often allow recreational and elite performers to continue their pursuits. However, the key to coming back lies […]

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Will the Cup End Up at “Home?”

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

Every four years, the planet’s single biggest sporting event hurls into our living rooms gorgeous smiles and fist-clenching drama. Since mid-June, 32 teams have battled it out. When it’s over, 64 matches will have been played in 12 venues located in 11 cities in Russia. England’s Resurgence A bright spot on the world stage this […]

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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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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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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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Minnesota’s Athletes Village and the Philadelphia Eagles

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The University of Minnesota’s new $166 million Athletes Village just opened last month. The Philadelphia Eagles will practice for the big game at the new indoor facility, which is part of the new athletic complex. Athletes Village is a sprawling complex with a 16,000 square-foot weight room, a mammoth 400-by-200 square foot indoor football practice facility and […]

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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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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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How the UFC is Using Hydrotherapy for Training Elite Athletes

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Stories, Training Tips, underwater treadmill

Seventeen years ago, with one room, a desk and a phone, Dana White started a small business in the Nevada dessert.  He was led by his passion for Mixed Martial Arts—the extreme combat sport in which contestants use wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, judo and karate to bring an opponent into submission. What White named the “Ultimate […]

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