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Ryders Health Management makes great use of SwimEx PT500s

November 20th, 2013Ryders Health Management 500PT Pool

Ryders Health Management is a family-owned nursing and rehabilitation organization with six centers in Connecticut, including two that feature SwimEx PT500 pools.  In this great piece by ConnecticutStyle that aired a few years back, Ryders CEO Martin Sbriglio, whose mother founded the company, talks about how Ryders therapists use their SwimEx pools to help patients rehab quicker through physical therapy in a non-weight bearing aqua environment.   Martin’s comments about [Read the Rest…]

SwimEx Pool at Mercy Clinic East in Janesville, WI

September 5th, 2013Mercy Clinic demostrates uses for their SwimEx Pool

Mercy Clinic East in Janesville, WI has a SwimEx 500T that gets a lot of use by Mercy physical therapists and their patients. Physical Therapy Supervisor Pam Schubring says she and her fellow PTs use the 500T to help athletes and other orthopedic patients recover from injuries, but they’ve also been pleasantly surprised at how much the SwimEx pool helps patients recovering from strokes. “It really helps with their balance [Read the Rest…]

Aquatic Therapy and the Benefits of Current Pools

June 24th, 2013Aqua Therapy

If your body requires some rehab, that doesn’t mean you have to go to an expensive place of rehab. Instead, work your glutes, repair your ACL, diminish your arthritis (or even ease your stress level) by committing to the best exercise of all – aquatic therapy for pain relief, anxiety and discomfort. From accidents to sports injuries (and various types of joint pain that can pop up at any age) [Read the Rest…]

Benefits of an Aquatic Lap Pool

June 19th, 2013

Do you loathe the crowds at your community swimming pool but don’t want to give up your workouts? Are you finding that your joints are in more pain that usual, and need some rehab? Do you want to become fitter than ever, and have vowed to make 2013 the year you’ll finally lean down and tone up? Think of a lap pool as the answer to all of your health [Read the Rest…]

86 Year Old Turns To Aquatic Therapy, Loses 18 Pounds

February 21st, 2012121Fit

Sometimes we come across a SwimEx success story that makes us smile. At age 86, Harriet  Goodwin works out three times per week with personal trainer Kate Soule at 121Fit in New Hampshire and comes in to use the pool on her own. Harriet’s “Surf & Turf Workout” involves working out in the gym and in our therapy pool. 121fit is the area’s only facility equipped with a state-of-the art [Read the Rest…]

The Effects of Combined Aquatic and Occupational Therapy in Stroke Patients: A Retrospective Study

January 6th, 2011

Authors: Robert D. Chetlin, Steven Wheeler, Shelby Crane, Cheryl W. Morris, Lori A. Sherlock The purpose of this retrospective pilot study was to determine if aquatic therapy (AT) intervention concurrent with occupational therapy (OT) yielded greater functional gains in stroke patients than OT treatment alone. A retrospective chart review was conducted evaluating subjective data from an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Morgantown, WV. Thirty-nine stroke survivor charts were examined. Patients who [Read the Rest…]

Age-Dependent Autonomic Changes Following Immersion in Cool, Neutral, and Warm Water Temperatures

November 17th, 2010

Kasee Hildenbrand, Bruce E. Becker, Rebekah Whitcomb, and James P. Sanders Aquatic immersion has been reported to produce a significant number of physiological changes in blood pressure, heart rate variability (HRV), autonomic nervous system (ANS), and core temperature in young healthy subjects. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of water immersion in younger and older populations, determining whether there are age related differences for ANS regulation [Read the Rest…]

Aquatic Therapy: Making a Wave in the Treatment of Low Back Injuries

August 2nd, 2010

Konlian, Cara Abstract Aquatic therapy is a viable rehabilitation alternative for the treatment of spinal pain and dysfunction. The unique physical properties of the water make it an ideal medium for the rehabilitation of low back injuries. Aquatic programs can be used in conjunction with a land-based program or as a sole treatment approach. Orthopaedic specialists should consider aquatic rehabilitation in management of spinal injuries to enhance the injured patient’s [Read the Rest…]

Aquatic Therapy Effective for Some Cardiac Patients

July 20th, 2010

Published December 05, 2007 by: Christine Cadena Hydrotherapy is a practice in alternative healing that dates back many centuries. In the realms of today’s medical practice, many adults still use hydrotherapy as a way in which to treat health complications. For cardiac patients, hydrotherapy provides an effective way in which to manage some degree of aerobic activity while not placing too much stress upon the body. For patients who suffer [Read the Rest…]

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