Sports Stories

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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Help Patients Regain Independence with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

With the Fourth of July around the corner, we will soon be celebrating our country’s independence. For many aging adults and those in physical therapy for a variety of conditions, maintaining and regaining independence is a primary concern. With that in mind, aquatic therapy can be a great alternative to traditional physical therapy. Often, exercises can be completed easier […]

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Improve Athletes’ Rehab Time with Water

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Once an injury has occurred, the most common question asked by an athlete is, “how long will it be until I can return to play?” Depending on the severity of the injury, it varies based on multiple factors including, the type of injury, level of injury, and health of the athlete. These factors will be reflected in […]

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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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Research Supports Aquatic Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

It is not commonly understood exactly what Multiple Sclerosis (MS) does inside the body. The cause of MS is currently unknown and there is no cure however, there are many treatments that focus on reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. Found on MS LifeLines, there are ten symptoms to look for including: cognitive issues, […]

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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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Use Warm Water to Keep Players Healthy: Opening Day of Baseball

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

It’s time to play ball! The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season has arrived with three games yesterday, 13 more Opening Day games today and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta. Opening week is filled with intrigue and drama as teams begin the season. One of the games yesterday took […]

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March Madness: Revamp Athlete Recovery Time With Hydrotherapy

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

For three weeks each spring, the nation is in a basketball frenzy as millions tune in to watch the NCAA March Madness tournament and follow their favorite teams. While upsets and buzzer beaters dominate headline space, one or two lines about a player’s injury could threaten to bust a fan’s bracket. A ruined bracket thanks […]

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