During intense exercise muscles experience microtraumas or tiny tears within individual muscle fibers. When microtraumas occur they trigger an increase in cell activity which generates muscle fiber repair. Over a period of time and with repetition, this process helps strengthen muscles. Microtraumas however can also be the cause of inflammation and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). The low water temperatures in cold water plunge tanks help minimize muscle inflammation. Used [Read the Rest…]
“We don’t just love our Swimex – it has changed our family’s lives for the better,” says Leon Peeters who, with his wife Monique, purchased a SwimEx in 2009. “At first I wasn’t sure the pool was the right choice for us,” says Leon recalling his first visit to the SwimEx showroom. “I remember thinking then that I didn’t need a test swim because I didn’t like swimming. Well, that [Read the Rest…]
Exercising in a SwimEx pool is a gentle but effective way to get a great water workout. The buoyancy and support of the water reduces stress on joints and encourages freer movement. And aquatic exercise offer twelve times the resistance than exercise movement against air. That’s why the benefits aquatic exercise go far beyond the water, and are popular with professional sports teams, college programs, Olympic training centers and home owners [Read the Rest…]
The Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center facility used aqua therapy in a SwimEx pool to help rehabilitate a high school football and basketball athlete. Back issues not only prevented him from playing sports but he also couldn’t even attend school due to prolonged sitting. Four weeks of aqua therapy later, he is back to lifting weights for PT and his activity and flexibility has increased dramatically while his pain [Read the Rest…]
The SwimEx 1000T therapy pool is the ideal environment for just about every patient to begin therapy in. The Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center facility uses their SwimEx pool to treat spinal cord injuries and back issues for elder patients. The non-weight bearing environment produces great results. Learn more about how a SwimEx therapy pool can enhance your facility!
The Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center uses aqua yoga in a SwimEx pool to help rehabilitate spinal injury patients who couldn’t even perform yoga on chairs. The non-weight bearing environment produces great results. Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center (from their website) Aquatic therapy introduces the patient to an environment of warm water (92-94 degrees), relaxing atmosphere for unloading the spine, pelvis, and lower extremity joints. The patient learns to [Read the Rest…]
At the 2014 NATA Expo Gayle E. Olson, MS, ATC held SwimEx pool sessions to teach the benefits of aquatic therapy to Athletic Trainers. Click below for the instructional therapy guides: ACL Rehab using the SwimEx Pool Elbow and Shoulder Rehab using a SwimEx pool Gayle E. Olson, MS, ATC is a 2013 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Recipient and has over 30 years of aquatic experience. Read [Read the Rest…]
The SwimEx current can be used in many different ways. Most recently, I had a patient s/p Bankart Repair that I placed in the pool for shoulder stabilization strengthening. As we know, the Bankart repair is most commonly performed on patients that have chronic dislocations or shoulder instability. With these patients it is important to work on rotator cuff strength and shoulder stabilization to improve the overall function of the [Read the Rest…]
Great study out of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Objective: To evaluate the effect of an aquatic therapy program designed to increase balance in stroke survivors. Please click on the photo below or follow this link for the full study.
Using Aqua Therapy for Hip Replacement Therapy I recently had a patient that had multiple left hip surgeries due to a bone tumor and a total hip replacement. Through rehab we were able to get her back to most functional tasks, but she was still having trouble getting in and out of the car due to weak hip flexion. After numerous attempts at land therapy exercises, I finally convinced her [Read the Rest…]
O’Fallon, MO – Aquatic Fitness, Inc. When designing our physical therapy clinic with aquatics as our specialty, we wanted to provide the highest quality aquatic rehabilitation in our area. We purchased our first SwimEx pool in 1996. We chose a 700T with a 4-foot extension for our 2800 square foot space. Deciding factors in selecting the SwimEx included the versatility available with multiple water depth levels, variety of work stations [Read the Rest…]
Are you maximizing your SwimEx 1000T revenue generation potential? You can by offering “individualized classes”! With the different areas of the 1000T you are able to service up to six persons at once: 5′ area in front of current, running pad, treadmill (if you have that option), stairs, 4′ area, and the deep well (photo A). Once people are assigned to the areas, you may individualize what they need: floatation [Read the Rest…]
Fall River, Mass – It took Michele Kay over thirty years, but she has finally discovered a healing treatment to help ease her aching legs: SwimEx aquatic therapy. “The only thing that I have found is the pool is great. It has been life changing. I have taken many steps in the pool. It was not just in my legs where I saw progress, but my overall health. It has [Read the Rest…]