“Mom, It Feels Like I Can Walk Again”: Jackie Lithgow’s Progress With Water

| Posted in: News, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

After Bloomsburg University student Jackie Lithgow’s devastating traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2014, he was left without so much. He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t talk. More than anything, he couldn’t continue the life of an average college student. Yet there was something important he could do with the help of his family: Persevere. In the […]

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Spring Training Prep for the Regular Season with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Ah, spring! When fans and players head out to the diamond for another year of America’s game. As spring training ends, players and athletic trainers alike know it’s called “training” for a reason. It’s a time to get ready, mentally and physically, for the grind of the season, which begins today. We caught up with several […]

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Remember the Fundamentals: Jayhawks’ Philosophy on Court and in Water

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

In this year of true madness in college basketball, as one highly-ranked team after another falls to Cinderella, the University of Kansas was one of two number one seeds left. As the Jayhawks play in the Midwest Regional in Omaha tonight, 100 miles north of the Kansas border, “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!” will be loud! Sticking to […]

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Winter Athletes Taken Care of at Fortius

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

Winter athletes do some crazy stuff, right? One hundred and eighty feet of slopestyle air, freeriding 96 MPH down an icy mountain, and g-forces so strong you can’t raise your head? Broken wrists. Broken legs. Smashed ribs. That’s pretty much the norm. Yet top winter athletes somehow find the moxie to rehab, then hop back […]

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Jackie Lithgow: A Future Nearly Denied, A Spirit Undeterred

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

Most college undergraduates face challenges. All-night cram sessions. Demanding professors. Juggling adult responsibilities. But these difficulties in comparison to Jackie Lithgow’s experience at Bloomsburg University in 2014. Jackie attended a closed fraternity party. During the event, a fight broke out. Without hesitating, he tried to break it up. It was a decision that altered the […]

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Could Water Be the Road to PT Differentiation?

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Chad Luth, PT, MT, the founder of Georgia Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, has no doubt in his mind that his investment in water has played a huge role in setting apart his multi-site practice. In fact, the clinic’s signage proudly notes that out of the five advanced aquatic therapy pools in northern Georgia, he […]

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Iowa State’s Sports Medicine Department: A Focus on Health and Wellbeing

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Sports Medicine, Training Tips, Water Therapy

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on, “An Inside Look at Iowa State’s Sports Medicine Dept.”  Iowa State Sports Medicine keeps a strong focus on their athletes’ health and wellbeing. That being said, they are always looking for ways to improve the treatment of their students. They employ many different technologies […]

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Facility Spotlight: Actors Fund Home

| Posted in: Facility Spotlight, Senior Living Communities, HydroWorx, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

For those that have worked as a freelance writer, actor, sound tech or musician, it is understood that, while the pay might be generous, stability, benefits and healthcare are pretty much non-existent. Because of this, more than a century ago, allies of the industry created The Actors Fund.  This national non-profit organization provides emergency financial […]

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Powering Podium Performances at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary

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

Calgary is a land of prairies and foothills, 80 km from the front range of the Canadian Rockies. It’s also brimming with world-class athletes and coaches, a strong sporting infrastructure, and the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI Calgary), a high-performance institute that has developed hundreds of world champions since its inception in 1994. Athletes supported […]

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Senior Wellness: Water Workouts this Winter

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Conditioning, Health & Wellness Stories, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

It’s cold outside! Some places around the country even boast ice and snow—not a very conducive environment for seniors looking for a safe cardio workout to strengthen stability and stamina. Why not say goodbye to the cold and snow this winter and say hello to a warm water workout? Many clients around the country have […]

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