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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…]

Woodway installed at Killtipper Woods in Ireland

November 30th, 2010

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…]

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 Temperatures

October 18th, 2010

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…]

Swimming for Your Health

August 30th, 2010

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 PT500 pool at 121 Fit

August 16th, 2010

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

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…]

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