Training Tips

Is Underwater Treadmill Training Valuable for Athletes?

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Aquatic Therapy Research, Sports Medicine Resources, Training Tips, Water Treadmill

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of running underwater and using an underwater treadmill. University Of Idaho Study One study, in particular, done by the Division of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance from the University of Idaho ‘investigated the cardio-respiratory responses elicited during maximal-effort runs’ using an underwater treadmill and a land treadmill. There […]

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Achilles Tendon Rehab for MLS Soccer Player

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

The recovery from an achilles tendon rupture can be long and painful, especially when it happens in the first game of a season. Jay DeMerit of the Vancouver Whitecaps, experienced just that, only 6 minutes into the start of the 2013 season. Thankfully he had access to the amazing staff and facilities at Fortius Sport […]

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Upcoming Webcast: Strategies to Perfect Upper Body Rehab Outcomes with Aquatic Therapy

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

Often, the use of hydrotherapy for shoulder rehab is overlooked. Many people think that there is not much that water can do better than land therapy for shoulders. But we are finding more and more clinicians that are using water for upper body rehabilitation with great results! Join us for an exciting webcast, streaming live from […]

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10 Basketball Drill Ideas for Aquatic Training

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

With the NBA pre-season starting next week, it’s appropriate to provide some ideas for taking conditioning to the pools. A little bit of technology and a lot of creativity can challenge even well-conditioned athletes. The buoyancy and the natural viscosity of the water provide a different environment for executing common land drills with a very different effect. Tim DiFrancesco is […]

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Take Your Basketball into the Water

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

When looking for ways to make workouts different or more enjoyable, don’t forget to look underwater! Although athletes may not benefit from “water aerobics,” there are some great advantages to taking a sport-specific workout into the water. Add a basketball hoop to the edge of the pool, dunk the basketball underwater and you have a […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, Sports Medicine Resources, Training Tips, Water Treadmill, Webinars

Aquatic therapy is a valuable medium for rehabilitation, but it can also be extremely powerful for training and conditioning. Join us on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:30am EDT for the webinar, “Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes.” Timothy DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers will provide useful ideas for training […]

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5 Reasons All Athletes Should Train Underwater

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

We may not all be professional athletes, but any level of athlete can benefit from underwater running. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a collegiate all-star, first-time 5k runner, professional baseball player or high school lacrosse player,  incorporating water into workouts can provide powerful physical and psychological benefits. Here are just five of the ways that […]

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Progression of Running Drills Using Hydrotherapy

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

One of the finalists in the 2014 Excellence in Aquatics Award running was Seton Hall University’s Anthony Testa, Med, ATC, CSCS,  for the Return to Improved Play of a Baseball and Softball Player. Seton Hall uses their hydrotherapy pools extensively and has found that they are able to improve running performance for athletes that require rehab from […]

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look at an Athlete’s Road to Recovery.

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine Resources, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Water Therapy

Both the men’s and women’s NCAA Final Four tournament is around the corner, professional basketball finals are on their way, professional baseball’s opening day was just this weekend and many spring sports are beginning their seasons. It is exciting to hear all of the success stories of teams and athletes during this time. Unfortunately, we […]

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Are You Overtraining for a "Big Game?"

| Posted in: Athletic Training, Running, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Treadmill

Have you found yourself training too hard to make it to the “Big Game?” You may not be headed to Sochi, or even the playoffs, but whatever you have set as your next fitness goals, training safely will be a key to reaching them. In the midst of training, it is important to push yourself […]

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