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Training on New Modalities Makes a Difference

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on McKnights.com, “How training revitalized our aquatics program” by Joseph Hilleary, director of therapy at Wesley Glen Retirement Community. Investing in high-end modalities with advanced technology is a great way to differentiate your physical therapy practice or senior living community from competitors, but getting proper training and staff […]

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Top Football Teams Trust HydroWorx

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, HydroWorx, In the News, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Football is taking center stage in the sporting world as the excitement of the playoffs heat up the otherwise frigid temperatures outside.  In Philadelphia, Jacksonville, New England and Minnesota, fans dream of their team making it to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to compete on the big stage. HydroWorx has been part of professional football […]

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Growing Trend: Universities and Senior Living Developments Tying the Knot

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

Good marriages begin with patience, communication, collaboration and common goals. Those that are fully aligned on their path of progression, discussing opportunities and obstacles as they arise, stand the greatest chance to not only survive, but thrive. The same formula applies to the business world; indeed many senior living operators have found it advantageous to […]

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The Importance of Experiential Learning

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

We all understand the difference between hearing about how great something is and actually experiencing it, like reading about downhill skiing and then feeling our hair wave in the wind, smelling the fragrant pine and seeing the mountaintop view while gliding down the slopes. As small children we’re encouraged to learn with our hands; the […]

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How to Kick Start a New Aquatic Therapy Program Webinar

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

On December 12, 2017, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) hosted a webinar, that was sponsored by HydroWorx. “How to Kick Start a New Aquatic Therapy Program” was presented by Troy Moore, Owner of Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Great Bend, KS. Troy recently added aquatic therapy to his clinic and […]

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Stunt Performer Suffers Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Tear

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

Quadriceps tendon tears are not extremely common. According to Medscape, “Quadriceps tendon rupture usually occurs during a rapid, eccentric contraction of the quadriceps muscle, with the foot planted and the knee partially flexed. This injury commonly occurs during falls.” Tearing BOTH quadricep tendons is even rarer. Bilateral quadriceps tendon tears can be incredibly painful and frustrating. Since […]

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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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