Water Therapy

Aquatic Environments for Neurological Patients

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent presentation, “Aquatic Therapy for Individuals with Neurological Disorders” at APTA-CSM 2017 by Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, MS, NCS, PSC with the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Ellen M. Godwin PT, PhD, PCS with Long Island University. There were a handful of beneficial […]

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Aquatic Exercises for UCL Rehabilitation

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

In a recent webinar, Jeremy Braziel, ATC, LAT, FMS, SFMA, CES, TPI-CGFI, TPI-JC2, a Clinician at the Shoulder Center of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, discussed specific and practical exercise strategies utilizing aquatic therapy that can be applied at various stages of a UCL injury rehabilitation protocol. Jeremy discussed how these strategies have been developed to safely, efficiently and effectively bridge the gap […]

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Facility Spotlight: Intermountain Healthcare, Odgen, UT

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

In February, we had the pleasure of visiting McKay-Dee Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare in Ogden, Utah. This is a group that truly loves aquatics! They have wonderful success stories to prove that high-tech aquatic therapy really does uplift the spirits of patients and benefits their quality of life. Keith Cook, PT at Intermountain Healthcare, shared with us, […]

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Oregon Project Runners Excel at the 2017 Boston Marathon

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Former Olympians, first time marathoners, national champions and many other accomplished athletes performed in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17. It proved to be a great day for three Oregon Project runners: Galen Rupp, Suguru Osako and Jordan Hasay. The team took three of the six podium places, led by Rupp’s 2nd place finish. Osako […]

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The Value of Aquatics for Gait and Balance Sessions

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent presentation, “Addressing Gait and Balance Impairments in the Pool” at APTA-CSM 2017 by Emily Dunlap, PT at Central Texas Rehabilitation, Austin, TX. At the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in February, Emily Dunlap, PT, presented a promising topic, “Addressing Gait and Balance Impairments in […]

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Why Water Worx for Wellness Programs

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Laura Husak, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Carolina Village in Hendersonville, NC, shared in a recent ICAA Webinar, how she was able to bring to life the vision of a program based on eight dimensions of wellness by coordinating resident-led and staff-led programs. In her 14 years of experience, she has developed several goals for a resident wellness program: Increase […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Utilizing Aquatic Therapy for Groin Injury: A Case Review

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

In a recent webinar, Todd Lewarchick, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager at the Cleveland Clinic, located in Avon, Ohio shared a case study of a high school junior who was diagnosed with osteitis pubis while pursuing a Division I football scholarship. The general rule thumb for any groin injury is to rest and offer time for […]

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The Key “Wet” Ingredients to Measuring Aquatic Functional Progress

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

In a recent webinar, Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT, explains the key “wet” ingredients of making aquatic therapy not only a fun alternative to land-based therapy but a way to facilitate the measurable functional progress that is vital for insurance reimbursement. Kathleen has been working with aquatic therapy for over ten years and stresses the importance […]

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Aquatic Therapy Provides Hope for Obese Patients

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

Although obesity is becoming an epidemic in America, many people do not look to aquatic therapy as their first option for weight loss and getting healthy. A recent statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than one-third (36.5%) of American adults are considered obese. People who are overweight may […]

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Aquatic Exercise Programs for Core Stability Training

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

In a recent webinar, Murphy Grant, a seasoned Division I Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, provided ideas for using aquatic exercises for core stability as they relate to sports-related activity. Murphy strongly believes in using exercises for stabilizing and strengthening the core. He […]

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