HydroWorx Allies with SOCOM: The U.S. Navy SEALs and SWCCs to Stay Razor Sharp with an Aquatic Therapy Pool

HydroWorx Allies with SOCOM: The U.S. Navy SEALs and SWCCs to Stay Razor Sharp with an Aquatic Therapy Pool

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HydroWorx Allies with SOCOM: The U.S. Navy SEALs and SWCCs to Stay Razor Sharp with an Aquatic Therapy Pool

The U.S. Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen and the U.S. Navy SEALs, whom many consider the toughest and most elite combined combat force in the world, have commissioned HydroWorx aquatic therapy technology to help keep America’s Special Operations Forces healthy, fit and “at the razor-sharp tip of the spear”, where there is no room for illness or error. SEAL Teams, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Teams, and Special Boat Teams comprise the elite combat units of Naval Special Warfare, a service component of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). These Teams are organized, trained, and equipped to conduct a variety of clandestine missions which include unconventional and riverine warfare, direct action, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, counter terrorism, leadership interdiction, maritime interception, and search and rescue missions. Their highly-trained specialists are deployed worldwide in support of National Command Authority objectives—and now they’ve acquired a new addition to their aquatic training arsenal.

The Naval Special Warfare Personnel and Operators at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek near Norfolk, Va. have purchased the world’s first mobile poolroom-on-wheels. This high-tech unit contains a HydroWorx 500 Series therapy and exercise pool, which arms the Navy with the ability to rehabilitate, test, and exercise all east coast SEALs and SWCCs.

Ground-based gait training and combat-rehabilitation activities can be easily duplicated on HydroWorx’s variable speed underwater treadmill. Underwater cameras and a flat screen viewing monitor greatly enhance NSW instructors’ diagnostic capabilities when evaluating a soldier’s underwater gait pattern. Strategically-placed, high-powered, 200-speed water jets can be used for demanding resistance-based rehabilitation and training—something the SEALs and SWCCs are well-suited to, since they are expected to push their bodies past the ultimate human limits of endurance and pain.

SEAL instructors relentlessly drill the soldiers to ensure that the troops will never quit while engaged. SWCCs train similarly; moreover, they pilot specialized, low-profile watercrafts at breakneck speeds down narrow, winding rivers or open ocean, transporting SEALs to and from hostile situations and operating nearly every weapon with a trigger that the military has to offer. Their bodies are pummeled unremittingly by choppy waters and seas, withstanding bone-jarring wave shocks of 10- 15 g’s with peaks of 20 g’s. Fortunately, such demanding discipline and rigor can be offset by aquatic physical therapy and deep-tissue massage; SEALs and SWCCs can now enlist the therapeutic qualities of the HydroWorx pool. Despite the fact that an NSW soldier’s closest ally is the water, soldiers can utilize the pool’s raised rear platform for drills when additional body-weight loading is desired. A state-of-the-art heating and cooling unit allows for fully-automated water temperatures, a luxury for individuals accustomed to training and combat in turbulent, frigid waters and the harshest, most demanding conditions imaginable.

The inclusion of HydroWorx technology at the Little Creek Amphibious Naval Base proves the government’s continued focus on keeping the Navy’s two Special Operating Forces trained to perfection and near-mythical in worldwide fighting status.

About HydroWorx: HydroWorx specializes in designing, manufacturing, and marketing the world’s finest water therapy and conditioning equipment for the sports, healthcare, eldercare, and fitness markets. The company leads the industry in scientific research and data supporting the therapeutic and rehabilitative properties of water therapy. HydroWorx has sold products in 50 states and nine countries. Among its extensive and elite client list are: Dr. James Andrews, renowned orthopedic surgeon; the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, the U.S. Navy Seals, NASA, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Manchester United, Nike, the NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the NCAA men’s basketball national champion Duke University, Notre Dame, and Appalachian State.


Nicole Biesecker
Media Relations


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