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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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Patellar Tendon Revision Case Study: Professional Wakeboarder

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

This 22 year old professional wakeboarder underwent a patellar tendon revision. He previously had a patellar tendon repair and an ACL repair on the same knee. Following the patellar tendon revision, he began his rehab at 10 weeks post op in the HydroWorx pool at Michael Johnson Performance. During the early stages of his pool rehab, […]

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Looking for Strategies to Treat Low Back Pain? Access this Webinar On-Demand

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Webinars

On March 19, 2015, we hosted a webinar titled, “Strategies for Treating Low Back Injuries with Aquatic Therapy.” In this webinar, Murphy Grant, MS, LAT, PES Assistant Athletic Director – Sports Medicine and Head Football Athletic Trainer at University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS discussed common injuries to the back and how to use water to […]

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Synthesis between Physical and Speech Therapy in HydroWorx Pool Breaks Exciting New Ground

| Posted in: HydroWorx, In the News, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Typically, speech therapists and physical therapists discuss the patients they have in common; this type of tandem approach is nothing new.  But it’s little rarer for them to work with patients at the exact same time, especially in a warm water therapy pool.  However, if the experiences of physical therapist, Timothy Williams, and speech therapist, […]

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When Growing an Aquatic Therapy Practice; Geography, Transportation and Social Customs Play Huge Roles

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

Our therapy pools have operated in some unusual locations.  They’ve been used at high altitude to help elite runners like Mo Farah train for Olympic-sized goals; they’ve even been seen outside of a Pennsylvania microbrewery and pub to provide the setting for the inaugural underwater marathon relay event.  But those settings are truly out of […]

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Reducing Overuse Injuries in Athletes of All Ages

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips

Overuse injuries occur in athletes of all ages and across multiple sports. From youth to professional to Olympians, the problem of overuse injuries continues to plague athletes who try to get the most out of their training. According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), overuse injuries are the result of repetitive micro-trauma to the […]

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Now Accepting Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED) Submissions

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

HydroWorx is proud to announce the opening of the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED). This award was created to recognize athletic trainers who have achieved exceptional rehabilitation results through the use of advanced water therapy. The first award was presented in 2013 at the National Athletic Training Association’s annual Symposium to Eric Sugarman, Head Athletic Trainer […]

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Fresh Ideas for Pediatric Aquatic Therapy. Access Webinar On-Demand.

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Webinars

On March 12, 2015, the NRHA hosted a webinar titled, “Pediatric Aquatic Therapy: Improving Outcomes by Integrating Play & Creativity.” In this webinar, Amy Arruda, DPT, ATRIC, Director of Aquatics at Leg Up Farm in Mt. Wolf, PA discussed many different cases and the creative programming she uses to keep children engaged and progressing in their therapy. Leg Up Farm is […]

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Why Water Worx for Rural Health Providers

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

Integrating water therapy into a rural hospital can help achieve quality outcomes and reduce readmissions. Clinicians who have used advanced aquatic technology, such as underwater treadmills and resistance therapy jets, as part of their rehabilitation services, have found that their patients achieve better rehab outcomes. These patients also experience less pain related to rehabilitation and are happier to comply with their rehabilitation protocols. […]

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Partial ACL & PCL Tear: Using Aquatic Therapy in Place of Surgery

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Protocols, Water Therapy

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. The incidence of ACL injuries is currently estimated at approximately 200,000 annually, with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed each year. We recently learned of a case of someone opting out of surgery for […]

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