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A winning combo: SwimEx and Utah PT center

October 4th, 2012

MountainTop Physical Therapy & Wellness Center in Park City, Utah opened its new 4,000-square-foot facility in early August 2012, but its SwimEx 600T pool with an integrated Woodway treadmill has already seen heavy use. Case in point: Top-ranked high school volleyball player Kristi Rhead, who broke her ankle while surfing this summer. “Kristi suffered a severe break which required open reduction internal fixation, which means they had to surgically fixate [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…]

SwimEx At International Builders’ Show 2012

February 14th, 2012At IBS 2012

Compare Noise Level: SwimEx v. Endless Pools

February 3rd, 2012Pool2

The hydraulic motor that drives the Endless pool is located at the front end of the pool and can make the surrounding area quite loud. READ MORE ABOUT SWIMEX V. ENDLESS POOL The SwimEx drive system is mounted below your decking at the rear of the pool, so noise levels are at a minimum for both swimmers and those sharing the space. At SwimEx, every pool is built to your exact [Read the Rest…]

Aquatic Exercise Training for the Asthmatic Population

January 18th, 2011

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…]

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…]

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…]

Swimming and All-Cause Mortality Risk Compared With Running, Walking, and Sedentary Habits in Men

November 1st, 2010

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…]

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…]

Amica Triathlon in Newport, RI!

October 1st, 2010

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 Installs a 700T in UK!

September 24th, 2010

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.

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 Sponsors the Amica Triathlon

August 26th, 2010

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…]

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

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