Athletic Directors Utilizing Aqua TherapyJune 23rd, 2014
Providence College Athletics understands the value of aqua therapy so they installed SwimEx pools and plunge tanks in two separate athletic facilities on campus. All men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level, and 15 of 19 teams play in the highly competitive Big East Conference, including men’s and women’s basketball.
“We liked the SwimEx over other brands for several reasons. For us, SwimEx is a local company so we wanted to support the local economy. Plus, the thinking was if there were any issues down the road we would have good technical support nearby. Secondly, we liked the SwimEx for its strong current for rehab. We looked at Hydroworx, but we liked the current better than the jets from a resistance point of view,” John Rock, ATC, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine.
“We’re really using the SwimEx based on rehab protocols,” said Rock. “Right now we have four athletes recovering from ACL reconstructive surgery. We also have two athletes recovering from shoulder surgery and other athletes with a variety of injuries using the SwimEx. With all the sports we have, there are a multitude of uses for it and its versatility in general is very positive so far.”