Training Tips

Hydrotherapy for Pro Athletes After ACL Reconstruction Webinar On-Demand

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine Resources, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Webinars

On January 14, 2016, we hosted a webinar titled, “The Use of Hydrotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Professional Athletes Post-ACL Reconstruction.” In this webinar, Ryan Bitzel, MPT, Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres, located in San Diego, CA with a spring training facility in Peoria, AZ, presented on his aquatic therapy strategies used during ACL reconstruction for professional athletes, specifically baseball […]

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Free Tip Sheet Download: Why Plunge Pools Work for Recovery & Regeneration

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

Recovery has sometimes been viewed as simply a matter of time: taking time off from training to wait for muscles and joints to loosen up and relax. Cold hydrotherapy is often used in passive recovery techniques but active recovery methods can have impressive benefits. Finding ways to recover faster between training sessions has become the new […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Strategies for Treating Common Shoulder Injuries with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine Resources, Training Tips, Webinars

Aquatic therapy is often used to treat back and lower extremity injuries and shoulder injuries are left to land therapy. Murphy Grant has found aquatic therapy useful for shoulder injuries as well and will share suggested protocols during this upcoming webinar. Join us on Wednesday, November 18 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST for the free webinar, “Strategies for Treating Common Shoulder Injuries […]

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Groin Injury Case Study

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

Groin injuries range in type and severity, often in the form of a strain or pull. In this case study, the athlete initially noticed groin pain during cutting drills while attending The Ohio State University football camp. The pain continued and eventually became so severe that he had limited ability to practice or play. After multiple doctor visits […]

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Achilles Tendon Webinar On-Demand

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

On September 24, 2015, Katherine Lorens, from University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, presented a webinar about the post-operative rehab of a Division I gymnast who suffered a torn achilles tendon. The rehab took place in their HydroWorx 2000 Series pool. Katherine shared details and videos of the protocols used during the rehabilitation and the results of their efforts. The […]

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Post-Op Rehab of a Division I Swimmer Webinar is now On-Demand

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine Resources, Training Tips

On September 3, 2015, Collin Francis, from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, presented a webinar about the functional post-operative rehab of a Division I swimmer. The rehab took place in a HydroWorx 1200 Series poo while Collin was at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Collin shared details and video of the protocols used during the rehabilitation and the results of […]

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Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics – Watch this Webinar On-Demand

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Athletic Training, Running, Sports Medicine Resources, Sports Stories, Training Tips

Last week, Lance Walker, Global Performance Director at Michael Johnson Performance (MJP) in McKinney, TX, presented a fantastic webinar that took a look at some common misconceptions about aquatics and its usefulness for athletic training purposes. “Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics” took place on May 14, 2015, and Lance reviewed some of these potential misconceptions and to what […]

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5 Reasons Underwater Treadmill Running Outperforms Land

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Running, Training Tips

Running underwater differs from land running in many ways. Studies have shown than aquatic running outperforms land running because it provides many of the same results as land running, but with even more benefit. The natural properties of water offer benefits unmatched on land. Reduced risk of injury. The buoyancy of the water can decrease an individual’s body weight […]

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Reducing Overuse Injuries in Athletes of All Ages

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine Resources, Sports Stories, Training Tips

Overuse injuries occur in athletes of all ages and across multiple sports. From youth to professional to Olympians, the problem of overuse injuries continues to plague athletes who try to get the most out of their training. According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), overuse injuries are the result of repetitive micro-trauma to the […]

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3 Reasons You Should Add Water to Your Training Regimen

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Running, Training Tips

Water makes up approximately 70% of the earth and two-thirds of the human body. It has properties that are essential for life, but how does that translate to running? Water itself has many natural properties that can be extremely beneficial to athletes of all stages. Here are just a few of the benefits It is low […]

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