Training Tips

Why Baseball Athletic Trainers Love Hydrotherapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, 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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Using Aquatic Therapy as a Transitional Tool

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

After a fall, surgery, or other injury, transitioning back to regular day-to-day activities can be extremely difficult, especially for seniors. Muscle atrophy quickly sets in from lack of physical activity caused by difficulty (or inability) to move on land. Aquatic therapy can be the key to this challenging transition. Gait training in a low impact […]

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Underwater Treadmill Training: Beneficial for Injured and Healthy Athletes Alike

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine, 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

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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Demo The HydroWorx 300 at CSM 2017

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, Water Treadmill

We are excited to be heading to San Antonio for the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the APTA in two weeks! We will debut our latest product, the HydroWorx 300 in booth #1301 this year. This free-standing aquatic therapy modality, great for existing spaces, provides numerous benefits, including increasing client referrals, improving patient outcomes and differentiating your clinic, all at […]

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Insights Into the Development of a New Aquatic Therapy Program

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, Water Treadmill

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to get an insider’s view into the development of a new aquatic therapy program before it even begins. That’s what makes the story of Trinity Terrace in Fort Worth, Texas, so captivating. Laura Piland, PT, Assistant Director of Therapy at Trinity Terrace, was happy to give us […]

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Lower Extremity Rehab Protocols for Athletes

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

Lower extremity injuries in athletes can include anything from a torn ACL to shin splints to a tibial fracture. The diagnosis and path to recovery can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, surgeries required and desired outcome. For athletes, the desired outcome is typically a return to play as quickly and safely […]

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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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Mercy Fort Scott Uses the Versatility of the Underwater Treadmill

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, In the News, Physical Therapy, Running, Sports Stories, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Mercy Health for Life has been up and running with their new HydroWorx 300 for approximately one month. The response they have seen to the underwater treadmill has been amazing. Their program consists of physical therapy patients who can benefit from aquatic therapy, as well as fitness members who are able to use the underwater treadmill as […]

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Pool workouts assist in Pro Football ACL recovery

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, In the News, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “After a season lost to injury, Kevin White and Kelvin Benjamin return on a mission,” by Ben Baskin of Sports Illustrated published August 8, 2016. Football season is here and fans everywhere are cheering for their favorite players. It’s hard seeing a player get injured, […]

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