Training Tips

Aquatic Exercise for Health

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Research, Training Tips, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article “Aquatic Exercise for Health: Probing the Depths of HIIT for Cardiometabolic Training” from the American College of Sports Medicine, written by Nagle, Elizabeth F. Ph.D., FACSM; Sanders, Mary E. Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, RCEP, CDE, FACSM; Becker, Bruce E. M.D., M.S., FACSM. While the value of […]

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Aquatic HIIT: Increasing Fitness at Any Level

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Health & Wellness Stories, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

While High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is often used in training high level athletes, it has been shown to provide benefits for individuals at any age or fitness level. Why? In short, these workouts provide health benefits while saving time. Bursts of intense training sandwiched between short rest periods, repeated for 15 minutes or so […]

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Aquatic Therapy’s Impact on Recovery, Movement and Rest

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

We often notice trends as they relate to the industries we serve, including rehab, senior care, fitness, and athletic training. Lately we’ve seen a trend toward the discussion of movement vs. rest as the most beneficial for recovery. What is recovery? First, let’s define “recovery.” Many people still think recovery means sitting around on the […]

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Spring Training Prep for the Regular Season with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine Resources, Training Tips, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy

Ah, spring! When fans and players head out to the diamond for another year of America’s game. As spring training ends, players and athletic trainers alike know it’s called “training” for a reason. It’s a time to get ready, mentally and physically, for the grind of the season, which begins today. We caught up with several […]

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Iowa State’s Sports Medicine Department: A Focus on Health and Wellbeing

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Sports Medicine Resources, Training Tips, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on athleticbusiness.com, “An Inside Look at Iowa State’s Sports Medicine Dept.”  Iowa State Sports Medicine keeps a strong focus on their athletes’ health and wellbeing. That being said, they are always looking for ways to improve the treatment of their students. They employ many different technologies […]

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The Importance of Experiential Learning

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater Treadmill Resources, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

We all understand the difference between hearing about how great something is and actually experiencing it, like reading about downhill skiing and then feeling our hair wave in the wind, smelling the fragrant pine and seeing the mountaintop view while gliding down the slopes. As small children we’re encouraged to learn with our hands; the […]

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Webinar Recap: The Hydrotherapy Toolkit

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine Resources, Training Tips, underwater Treadmill Resources, 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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Why Baseball Athletic Trainers Love Hydrotherapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine Resources, 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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Underwater Treadmill Training: Beneficial for Injured and Healthy Athletes Alike

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine Resources, 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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How the UFC is Using Hydrotherapy for Training Elite Athletes

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

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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