Terrapin Physical Therapy Takes Plunge, Becomes First HydroWorx 300 Customer
When the above ground, construction-free HydroWorx 300 underwater treadmill system was initially unveiled in June at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) conference, there was no shortage of interest. Attendees at the annual event were fascinated by this stand-alone piece of equipment offering underwater treadmill speeds of 0.1 to 10 mph, resistance jet and a water-resistant touch screen control panel.
Engineered using the same world-class technology that’s become synonymous with the HydroWorx name, the HydroWorx 300 instantly generated excitement and momentum. Just eight weeks after its debut, Terrapin Physical Therapy, Inc., of Monterey, California, has taken the plunge to become the first HydroWorx 300 customer in the world.
Hydrotherapy, Rehab and Performance Options for this HydroWorx Client
Terrapin PT owner Tony Pazzaglia, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, is no stranger to HydroWorx products. His main facility offers a HydroWorx 500 Series for the benefit of physical therapy clientele. Explains Pazzaglia, “I originally invested in our HydroWorx 500 Series therapy pool to benefit the people we serve. The treadmill made all the difference in the world for objectively measuring how much work my patients were doing in improving their balance, being able to set achievement goals to increase their workload, speed of gait and that carried over into their regular function perfectly. We found that whatever could be performed in the pool could be trained to do on land.”
With a new location scheduled to open at the end of 2015, Pazzaglia wanted to offer the same level of hydrotherapy opportunities for clients that he had at his original facility, but without the need for major construction costs and associated concerns. For him, the answer is the HydroWorx 300, which can fit through a standard 36” doorway and requires minimal installation.
“Our first project cost us more than I care to admit due to construction overruns. This installation should require a fraction of the time and expense!” Pazzaglia says, “The look is futuristic. This is state-of-the-art equipment made extremely well.”
Anson Flake, Co-Founder and CEO of HydroWorx is thrilled to continue this partnership with Pazzaglia into his second facility. “We are excited to have officially sold the first HydroWorx 300 Series, and we couldn’t be happier that our first sale is to a current customer and believer in the power of water. We are thrilled to be a part of their growth and truly value our relationship with them. Tony and his team are wonderful people who are all committed to changing their patients’ lives for the better and couldn’t be more proud to be affiliated with them.”
Pazzaglia believes the future for Terrapin looks bright. “I’m proud to be associated with HydroWorx. I believe they are a wonderful company. They are progressive and take care of their customers well, which lets us take care of our customers well.”
One of the financing options available to HydroWorx 300 buyers like Pazzaglia is a special leasing program. The program allows payments to be spread up to 60 months, making this latest piece of therapy equipment even more affordable for established physical therapy practices as well as start-ups. Interested parties can find out if they qualify in as little as two hours.
Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy pools with built-in underwater treadmills to enable physical therapists to more effectively offer their patients the opportunity to increase range of motion, decrease risk of falls and joint stress, and remain motivated through the rehab process.
Products such as the HydroWorx 2000 and 500 Series therapy pools, along with the new construction-free HydroWorx 300 system have revolutionized the face of aquatic therapy; in fact, HydroWorx technology is used by world-class facilities like the renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Andrews Institute, as well as physical therapy clinics across the country.
HydroWorx offers a wide range of underwater treadmill pools and peripheral products and services. Every day, more than 23,000 athletes and patients use HydroWorx technology to recover from injuries and health conditions.
More information about HydroWorx can be found at https://www.hydroworx.com.