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4 Advantages of Warm Water Therapy for Osteoarthritis

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

Although osteoarthritis oftentimes causes pain and frustration, sometimes the additional implications compound the problem. For instance, individuals find activity difficult and painful so they slowly reduce their amount of exercise and daily activities. This in turn, can lead to weight gain and increased pain when doing even less strenuous activities. Although this is common for […]

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Maintaining Cardiovascular Fitness After Hip Replacement and Revision

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

After two hip replacements and a hip revision, PE teacher, previous Paralympian and coach, Deb Sunderman used the HydroWorx 500 Series pool at ACCUA in Savage, MN to maintain her cardiovascular endurance and strength. After having the hip surgeries, it was difficult for Sunderman to stay active on land (unless she was running after a student […]

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The Healing Power of Water

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

The following post has been summarized from the recent article, “Healing Through Aquatic Therapy,” published on July 24, 2014 in Rehab Management.  We all know that water is relaxing and therapeutic, but why? What is it about water that creates such a soothing environment for therapy and recovery? To start, the buoyancy of water aids […]

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Overcome Obesity with Underwater Treadmill Exercise

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

A research study from 2009 conducted at Texas A & M University, shows the effectiveness of underwater treadmill exercise for overweight adults. The study titled, “Comparative Efficacy of Water and Land Treadmill Training for Overweight or Obese Adults,” was conducted in order to explore the efficacy of underwater treadmill exercise training programs by comparing changes in […]

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5 Reasons to Take the Plunge

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips

Do you currently offer aquatic therapy? Do you wonder what all of the hype is about? While the effects of aquatic therapy (or hydrotherapy) are obvious to some, they are not as well known to others. Warm water therapy combined with state-of-the-art technology can create some impressive advantages for rehabilitation. Here are just 5 ways […]

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6 Benefits of Underwater Running (Infographic)

| Posted in: HydroWorx, In the News, Running, Sports Stories, Water Treadmill

The summer is a time for getting outdoors and being more active. Triathlons, marathons and road races have become very popular ways for staying active in the summer. Many people sign up throughout the year as something to look forward to when summer rolls around. However, with an increased amount of land training and running, injuries […]

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The Impossible Can Become Possible for TBI and SCI Patients

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

There is no “recipe” for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. Each case has it’s own history, specific diagnosis and limitations. Thankfully, we live in an era where technology is ever-evolving and creating opportunities for these patients beyond what they may have dreamed. Combining technological advancements with the extreme skill […]

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Meet with HydroWorx at Rehab Summit

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

Cross Country Education is proud to present the 8th Annual Rehab Summit this week in Nashville,TN, and HydroWorx is excited to be an exhibitor again this year. Cross Country Education is “Leading the Way in Continuing Education And Professional Development” for healthcare professionals. For rehabilitation therapy, they have conducted over 12,000 one-day seminars with over 400,000 […]

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HydroWorx Track Club Does it Again

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, In the News, Running, Sports Stories, Uncategorized, Water Therapy

Members of the HydroWorx track club were busy in action this week racing in the annual Millers Mutual Harrisburg Mile. History of the Harrisburg Mile:  The Harrisburg Mile was founded in July of 1982 by the Harrisburg office of Smith Barney. The leadership baton for the Harrisburg Mile has been passed to Millers Mutual, a long-time […]

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Consider Water Therapy for Tactile Defensiveness

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

Water therapy may not be a “go to” therapy for tactile defensiveness, but a case study from our archives shows how it can have a significant impact on a child’s progress. Tactile defensiveness is a sensory processing disorder in which the body perceives input differently and can make even the gentlest loving touch a traumatic […]

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