What do the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, Montreal Canadiens and Green Bay Packers have in common? They all use SwimEx pools and plunge tanks. These teams, along with 130 professional and collegiate organizations believe SwimEx is important for training and rehabilitating their elite athletes. Terry Francoina insisted on a SwimEx when he managed the Red Sox and thought it was so beneficial to the team the Cleveland [Read the Rest…]
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…]
SwimEx welcomes Paul Secondi as the newest member of its sales team. Paul holds a master’s degree in sports and fitness from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining SwimEx he was an assistant athletic trainer at Bucknell University, working in their sports medicine department. “This job is a perfect fit for me,” he says. “I have used [Read the Rest…]
These new SwimEx owners live on a farm in South Georgia, right above the GA/FLA line. They put their SwimEx on a screened-in porch. It is housed in a new building the couple designed with the help of an architect. They planned the building to make the most of solar energy and the pool gets warmth from the sun. The standard cover that came with the SwimEx has also done [Read the Rest…]
Ironman Lake Tahoe…For those who have been following my journey this year, you know it has been a tough year, and that I trained hard to be able to complete two Ironman competitions this year. The first Ironman took a lot of heart and perseverance. It then took a lot to recover and rebuild in a short period of time for Ironman Lake Tahoe. But, I was confident that I [Read the Rest…]
It’s Active Aging Week – a celebration of adults 50 years of age and older. Take a moment to enjoy your life. We recommend finding a water exercise class near you. We know you’ll love it. If you do, check out the benefits of owning your own SwimEx pool and exercising at home.
Training heats up for this SwimEx Ironman. Things are really starting to heat up in training. August has been a tough month with a significant build that included 38,700 yards swimming, 148 miles running and 710 miles of biking. That brings my yearly training totals up to 208,374 yards of swimming, 1,061 miles of running and 4,442 miles of biking (491 hours of training). August was particularly challenging because I [Read the Rest…]
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior these drills and exercises will bring your game to the next level. Click on the videos below to watch. For more exercise and therapy videos click here!
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…]
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…]