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McFarland Clinic discusses the unique benefits of their aquatic therapy services

March 25th, 2014mcfarland

McFarland Clinic PC is central Iowa’s largest physician-owned multi-specialty clinic. The McFarland Clinic PC network of health care providers serves residents in 10 Iowa communities with additional communities served by physician outreach clinics.  Chris Hanfelt, a McFarland Physical Therapist, discusses the unique benefits of McFarland Clinic’s aquatic therapy services and the Swim Ex aquatic pool. The pool is located at the McFarland Clinic Physical Therapy Somerset Office in Ames, IA. [Read the Rest…]

Back Yard Swim Spa Oasis will have you Thinking Spring!

February 20th, 2014Seattle Summer

We hope this backyard oasis in Seattle will give you some ideas on what you can do with your SwimEx pool!  

Sterling Physical Therapy and Aquatics shows the value of aquatic therapy

December 3rd, 2013Aquatic-Physical-Therapy-Using-a-Counter-Current-Pool

Sterling Physical Therapy and Aquatics out of Simi Valley, CA created this comprehensive, and very slick video,  that really illustrates the value of aquatic therapy using a counter current pool. From their site: Our indoor and on location Swim Ex pool is an exclusive to Sterling Physical Therapy. Our patients receive land based and aquatic physical therapy at the same location. We are the only physical therapy program in Simi [Read the Rest…]

Ryders Health Management makes great use of SwimEx PT500s

November 20th, 2013Ryders Health Management 500PT Pool

Ryders Health Management is a family-owned nursing and rehabilitation organization with six centers in Connecticut, including two that feature SwimEx PT500 pools.  In this great piece by ConnecticutStyle that aired a few years back, Ryders CEO Martin Sbriglio, whose mother founded the company, talks about how Ryders therapists use their SwimEx pools to help patients rehab quicker through physical therapy in a non-weight bearing aqua environment.   Martin’s comments about [Read the Rest…]

Aquatic Training Programs Benefit Injured Athletes – Therapy Blog

October 26th, 2013

By Lori Thein Brody and Paula Richley Geigle Injured Athletes Some form of rest is often the treatment recommendation for an injured athlete. The rest may be relative rest, in which the athlete reduces the intensity of training or activity, or it may be absolute rest, during which the athlete performs no activity. In either case, rest for an athlete can be problematic. The research of Coyle et al. (1986 [Read the Rest…]

Home owner ready for a winter of indoor swimming!

September 17th, 20131000T_Residential3

Just in time for the cooler weather we finished a gorgeous indoor pool for a home owner that will be used all winter. Check out the layout!  This is the largest residential pool available and certain modifications were made to enable it use a retractable cover.  Pretty slick!

Adding a Swim Spa to your home is easier than ever!

August 10th, 2013Indoor Residential SwimEx Pool

Do you live in Arizona, New York or Wisconsin? No matter where in the country you may live, a pool can make a great lifestyle perfect! Think about the following: It’s Saturday, and you would be enjoying your weekend, had it not been for the crowds at your community gym. You love to swim laps, but don’t like the idea of sharing the lap pool with strangers. And while you [Read the Rest…]

"We love the SwimEx pool at our Canine Rehabilitation Facility…"

June 27th, 2013Rehab_pics_016

“We love the SwimEx pool at our Canine Rehabilitation Facility. The current definitely allows us to challenge our agility patients and help strengthen our cases recovering from surgery. The controls inside the pool easily allow us to make adjustments to the workout during a session. We have found that keeping it clean is very low maintenance as well. This is especially important after swimming a few Newfoundlands. I would highly [Read the Rest…]

Aquatic Therapy and the Benefits of Current Pools

June 24th, 2013Aqua Therapy

If your body requires some rehab, that doesn’t mean you have to go to an expensive place of rehab. Instead, work your glutes, repair your ACL, diminish your arthritis (or even ease your stress level) by committing to the best exercise of all – aquatic therapy for pain relief, anxiety and discomfort. From accidents to sports injuries (and various types of joint pain that can pop up at any age) [Read the Rest…]

Woodway Treadmill Installed at the Ottawa Senators

February 5th, 2013

SwimEx just installed a new integrated Woodway Treadmill into the Ottawa Senator’s 500T SwimEx pool. Here are some of the pictures from their installation!

Jacksonville Jaguars 60 Minutes piece shows SwimEx plunge tank

October 31st, 2012

When Jacksonville Jaguars players need to soothe their muscles after a bruising NFL game, where do they go? Into a SwimEx plunge tank, of course. See the SwimEx tank at 1:02 in this 60 Minutes piece about the beautiful $3 million locker room built by new Jaguars owner Shad Khan. SwimEx. Go with the Flow.

Compare Construction Quality: SwimEx v. Endless Pools

February 3rd, 20127  400-OS

The original Endless swimming pool, which offers their best water flow, is made with a vinyl liner in a galvanized steel shell. The liner needs to be replaced every few years. They also recommend replacing the hydraulic motor every 3-5 years. READ MORE ABOUT SWIMEX V. ENDLESS POOL Made from strong fiberglass composite, SwimEx pools have the same durable construction as fiberglass boats. The proven design formula sandwiches a balsa [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…]

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