Sports Stories

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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From Accident Victim to a Determined Community Champion

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The blink of an eye. That’s all the time it takes to drastically change someone’s life. Perchone Stepps discovered that in May 2002. You may have heard of Stepps more than a decade ago. Born in the country’s heartland, he had risen to interim-head coach of the storied St. John’s University basketball team. As the […]

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For Your Healthy Athletes: No Excuse Needed to Dive Into Aquatics!

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Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers: Your athletes don’t have to be injured to get a serious boost from hydrotherapy. Aquatics are beneficial beyond treatment and rehab. Competitive athletes at all levels of their careers, from tough weekend warriors to elite football players, are getting better, stronger and faster thanks to the […]

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Customer Spotlight & Tips for Keeping Hockey Players on the Ice

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We all know that ice hockey is an intense sport. Hockey pucks fly up to 100 miles per hour and players can reach speeds of 30 miles per hour on skates. Players’ basic movements, stances and motions require a significant amount of twisting and turning, putting tremendous stress on various joints.  Although hockey players may be […]

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Philadelphia Flyers Longest Winning Streak Since 1985

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

The Philadelphia Flyers are on their longest winning streak in over two decades. The recent wins over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, December 14 and the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, December 11 have extended the Flyers’ winning streak to 10. The last time the Flyers won 10 games in a row: Gas was $1.09 a gallon […]

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Tradition Senior Living Celebrates Openings of Physical Therapy Centers

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

We are always excited when we can showcase grand openings of aquatic therapy facilities that will help the public heal, exercise and improve their lives. Tradition Senior Living, a continuing care senior living community based in Dallas, Texas, has expanded their campus offerings to include a vibrant, high-tech physical therapy component. In addition to other […]

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Big Ten Customer Spotlight: Ohio State vs. Michigan

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Ah, rivalry week. As exciting as the rest of the regular season is, there is something about this final week before conference championship games that really sets college football apart. There may not be much separating some of the top Big Ten teams, but the pecking order is finally set as the 2016 regular season draws to […]

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A Jockey’s Journey From Injury to Recovery

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Riding thoroughbred horses for a living may be an exciting career, but professional jockeys know that behind all the pomp and circumstance, hazards lie in wait. Short-term, long-term and career-ending injuries are always a possibility.  Truly, the statistical data on jockey-related physical trauma is sobering, and perhaps more shocking than one might expect: A three-year […]

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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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