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Underwater Treadmill Walking vs. Shallow Water Walking: Benefits for Rehabilitation

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Uncategorized

Drs. Dennis Dolny and Eadric Bressel from Utah State University, teamed up to evaluate the effects of underwater treadmill walking in a HydroWorx pool versus shallow water walking in a static pool. Their findings, backed by both raw data as well as underwater camera videos, support clinicians’ anecdotal reports that their patients and athletes who […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Education, Running, Sports Stories, Webinars

The benefits of aquatic therapy are becoming increasingly widely accepted. However, there are still some commonly held beliefs about the limitations of the use of aquatics, especially for athletic training and sports performance. Join us May 14, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT for the free webinar, “Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics.” Lance Walker, PT, CSCS, Global […]

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Skilled Nursing Outpatient Therapy Program Explores New Revenue Streams

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

Sometimes, you have to make calculated investments when you want to explore new streams of revenue.  That’s what happened when Westview Heath Care Center in Dayville, CT, made the decision to open their doors to outpatient services and house a fully equipped treatment facility with a HydroWorx therapy pool. Idea Seeds Are Sown… Westview Health […]

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Can Aquatic Therapy Influence Cognition or Gait? Access this Webinar On-demand to Find Out

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Research, underwater treadmill, Webinars

On April 22, 2015, the ICAA hosted a webinar titled, “Influence of an Aquatic Environment on Cognition and Gait.” In this webinar, Dr. Eadric Bressel, Professor and Clinical Research Scientist in the Sports Medicine Program and Dr. Dennis Dolny, Department Head of Health, Physical Education & Recreation in the College of Education & Human Services at Utah […]

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Waterproofing Methods Provide Safe Way to Begin Aquatic Therapy Earlier

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

Traditionally, many surgeons, physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers have hesitated to send patients into hydrotherapy environments immediately after surgery. Their concerns center around reservations that wounds may become infected or that the patient may not be ready for even non-weight-bearing protocols. However, postponing the opportunity for aquatic therapy has its disadvantages. It can decrease future range […]

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Michael Johnson Performance Training in Brazil

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Sports Medicine, Water Treadmill

Michael Johnson Performance (MJP), based in McKinney, TX has been working with the Brazil Olympic running team and recently added the Brazil Paralympic team to their list. The Paralympics include athletes with various physical disabilities such as impaired muscle power, impaired passive ROM, amputation, impaired vision or intellectual impairment. Training these individuals brings about its own […]

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Carolina Village’s Eight Pathways to Wellness

| Posted in: Uncategorized

The following post is summarized from the recent article, “A holistic approach to wellness,” written by Kevin Parries and published on the McKnight’s blog. The term “wellness” means different things to different people. At Carolina Village, a CCRC in Hendersonville, NC, “wellness” is made up of different pathways: physical, emotional, spiritual, nutritional, environmental, social, intellectual and vocational. According to Kevin […]

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5 Reasons Underwater Treadmill Running Outperforms Land

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Running, Training Tips

Running underwater differs from land running in many ways. Studies have shown than aquatic running outperforms land running because it provides many of the same results as land running, but with even more benefit. The natural properties of water offer benefits unmatched on land. Reduced risk of injury. The buoyancy of the water can decrease an individual’s body weight […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Influence of an Aquatic Environment on Cognition and Gait

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Physical Therapy, Water Therapy, Webinars

The connection between cognition and gait in patients recovering from illnesses, injuries and surgeries through aquatic therapy exercise has been a little-researched topic.  Two doctors from Utah State University in Logan. UT have made great strides in understanding those connections.  Join us April 22, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT for the free webinar, “Influence […]

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Aquatic Therapy Fits Many Needs for this Professional Baseball Team

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

The following post is summarized from the recent article, “Aquatic Rehab for Athletes,” written by Ryan Bitzel, PT and published in the March edition of Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. Ryan Bitzel, PT and current Rehab Coordinator for the San Diego Padres, dives deep into his love and appreciation of water. “I’ve seen water do […]

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