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…]
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…]
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…]
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
By Brian R. Sheridan May 2010 – Lake Erie LifeStyle They may never make a movie called “Resistance Pool Time Machine” but the at-home exercise pools are becoming as popular as hot tubs with some homeowners. Even 94-yearold fitness guru Jack LaLanne promotes their use to help people stay fit and injury-free as they age. The pools offer the same benefits as a full laplane pool at half the size [Read the Rest…]
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…]
Aqua Magazine By Scott Webb February 2009 Companies offer many ways to get the blood flowing. Exercise in a pool. It used to mean swimming laps, but for the homeowner with a 20- or even a 30-foot pool, lap swimming is mostly turns. And while that can get tiring (which is, after all the point of a workout) it’s not very satisfying. Manufacturers now offer a variety of ways to [Read the Rest…]
The Parker Adventist Center for Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine is proud to feature aquatic therapy featuring a SwimEx pool, the same pool used by athletes with the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and U.S. Olympic Training Center. The temperature of this pool remains at a therapeutic 88 to 94 degrees Fahrenheit to allow for optimal comfort, relaxation and rehabilitation. The pool’s individualized size makes it safe and comfortable for patients. Read [Read the Rest…]