Development of an Aquatic Exercise Training Protocol for the Asthmatic Population Authors: Kasee Hildenbrand, Sara Nordio, Timothy S. Freson, Bruce E. Becker The purpose of this article is to propose creation of a consistent, measureable 12-week aquatic exercise progression for individuals diagnosed with asthma. An aquatic exercise option not requiring swim skills may offer real value, but no previous literature explicitly describes a standardized nonswimming aquatic exercise progression. Participants were [Read the Rest…]
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…]
Kiltipper Woods Care Center located in Dublin, Ireland was established in 2004 and provides 24-hour nursing care to their residents as well as rehabilitation and residential accommodations. Their Rehabilitation unit consists of a new large physiotherapy department and SwimEx 1000T hydrotherapy pool. All hydrotherapy and exercise programs are conducted by highly skilled chartered physiotherapists. SwimEx just recently installed a state of the art Woodway Treadmill into this pool for even [Read the Rest…]
2 November 2010 Regular swimmers are less like to catch a cold this winter and will suffer less severe symptoms, according to new research. In a report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, scientists from North Carolina found adults physically active on five or more days a week suffered from cold-like symptoms almost half as frequently as those exercising once a week or less. “Exercise like swimming is [Read the Rest…]
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…]
Swimming and All-Cause Mortality Risk Compared With Running, Walking, and Sedentary Habits in Men Swimming, water jogging, and aqua aerobics are lifetime physical activities that provide many health benefits comparable to those of walking and running. Research on the association between swimming and mortality is scarce, however. To evaluate the association between different types of physical activity and all-cause mortality, we studied 40,547 men age 20–90 years who completed a [Read the Rest…]
Pool temperature makes a difference in how you feel, how your clients feel and what type of therapeutic exercise you’ll use. Remember this concept: There are two ways to increase body heat: Internally and externally. If your water is warm (94 – 98º) your program should be passive (because you’re heating externally) and if you water is moderate (86 – 90º) your program can be more active (to create heat [Read the Rest…]
We had a great time Sponsoring the Amica Triathlon event in Newport, RI last Saturday! Congratulations to all the athletes for a great race!
Stoke City Premier Football Club in England just finished their installation of a SwimEx 700T therapy pool. They are the 3rd premier league to install a SwimEx pool and have won every match since! Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wonders are among this elite group to have a SwimEx therapy pool for their athletes. To learn more about Stoke City visit their official website, www.stokecityfc.com.
HOW LEARNING TO SWIM (AND STICKING WITH IT) CAN CHANGE YOUR OVERALL WELL BEING Poolsearch .org by Rochelle Belsito HEALTH BENEFITS If you suffer from chronic pain, swimming may be your answer as water relieves the stress on muscles and joints. In water, humans weigh one-tenth of their actual body weight and, therefore, exercise can cause less strain. The buoyancy of the water also helps since it lets you glide [Read the Rest…]
SwimEx sends out a big thank you to Amica and all of the triathletes that participated in the 19.7 triathlon event in Carver, MA on Saturday Aug. 21st. We had a great time and can’t wait to be involved in the next event on Sept. 24-25 in Newport, RI. For more information on the next race, please visit http://www.amicatriathlonseries.com/Newport/raceinfo.html. SwimEx will be exhibiting in Newport so don’t miss your chance [Read the Rest…]
For a safe, full body workout nothing beats a SwimEx pool! Check out this Youtube link that shows a SwimEx PT500 model installed at 121 Fit in North Conway, NH! SwimEx pool at 121 Fit