Water Treadmill

Webinar Recap: How to Maximize Utilization of a Senior Aquatics Program

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

On November 16, 2017, Rachel McDermott, PTA, former Director of Rehabilitation at Stonehill Care Center, presented a webinar on expanding aquatics programs. “How to Maximize Utilization of a Senior Aquatics Program” was a great look into how to get the most out of a therapy pool for multiple applications. Watch the full webinar to get […]

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Aquatic Therapy’s Effect on Patients With Comorbidities

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

Arthritis, fibromyalgia, orthopedic conditions, chronic pain, neuromuscular and neurological conditions, obesity. Sometimes, several of these conditions occur simultaneously in a patient. This is known as comorbidity. Having comorbidities can make it next to impossible for some patients to participate in traditional land-based therapy. And compliance—the patient’s ability to keep regular appointments and progress through a […]

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Improving Endurance For Patients

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

For physical therapists, the goals of rehabilitation are often driven by patient desires. Certainly, most would like to get back to their previous function, be able to perform activities of daily living and stay independent as long as possible. And sometimes, for those in a senior living community, just being able to improve endurance can make a […]

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Webinar Recap: The Hydrotherapy Toolkit

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, 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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3 Keys to PT Clinic’s Community Partnership Success

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Keys to Community Partnership Success for Your Neighborhood.” by Angie Christopher, DC, ART, MUAC, FAKIR, owner of AZ Spine Disc & Sport(AZSDS), and Curtiss Young, PT, MPT. In this article, Angie and Curtiss suggest that being known as a “go to” care provider in the community takes more […]

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Expected and Unexpected Advantages of Hydrotherapy

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article, “Hydrotherapy Buoys Rehab Journeys” by Troy Moore, PT, DPT, CSCS, Founder of Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. In this recent article, Troy Moore, Founder of Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (CKOG), discusses how he was using hydrotherapy long before long […]

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Starting An Aquatic Therapy Program: A Q&A With Rock Valley PT

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Starting an aquatic therapy program may seem overwhelming for a physical therapy clinic, but for many it ends up being a extremely valuable asset. Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Davenport, IA invested in a HydroWorx 3500 pool in March 2017. Since then, they’ve seen very positive results, both in patient outcomes and business growth. We recently […]

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Recent Webinar: Training Distance Runners in an Aquatic Environment

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Treadmill, Webinars

On September 14, 2017 Hugh Blocker presented a webinar titled, “Training Distance Runners in an Aquatic Environment.”  As the assistant athletic trainer for cross country and track and field at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Hugh has vast experience in helping runners train, decrease times and stay healthy. In this webinar, Hugh shares how athletes […]

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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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