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Effective Hydrotherapy Exercises for Rotator Cuff Repair – Infographic

November 30, 2016 / by
This infographic is part of the SwimEx Hydrotherapy Exercises for Common Injuries series. This is exercise and treatment plan is for Rotator Cuff Repair. Please include attribution to swimex.com with this graphic.   HYDROTHERAPY EXERCISES FOR ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR It is highly recommended to protect all surgical incisions from infection. Cover... Read More
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Baseball Champions Use Hydrotherapy to Play and Win

October 10, 2016 / by
Baseball championship hydrotherapy room are ideal for training and rehab. During the playoffs, the Cubs, Giants, and Red Sox will use it to stay in the game and win.  Here’s a sneak peek at their hydrotherapy rooms. BOSTON RED SOX These baseball champions play hard and their winning seasons prove... Read More
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American made: Custom Pools For Hydrotherapy & Aquatic Exercise

September 7, 2016 / by
American Made to Last From innovative construction to advanced water current systems, American made fitness pools for aquatic exercise and rehab are extreme hyrdrotherapy machines. These custom pools are made to order and built to last. Here’s why. In 1986, fiberglass pioneer Everett Pearson bought the paddlewheel water current patents... Read More
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6 Elite Teams Use Plunge Pools For Athletic Training Room Success

August 23, 2016 / by
Big demands are placed on athletes to stay in the game and win. Yet winning a game can be directly related to how fast athletes rehab from injury or recover after practice. Today’s athletic training room should include equipment that helps aid recovery and enhance performance. Plunge pools: Athletic Training... Read More
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Hydrostatic pressure: its benefits for hydrotherapy (Part 2)

August 10, 2016 / by
Hydrostatic pressure makes a big impact when it comes to hydrotherapy. Let’s take a look at its benefits for aquatic rehabilitation, recovery and exercise and how it helps. In Part 1 of this series we explained in simple terms the definition of hydrostatic pressure and breifly covered it’s benefits. Now we... Read More
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What is hydrostatic Pressure (Part 1)

July 26, 2016 / by
Hydrostatic pressure is defined on dictionary.com as: A fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity.  Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to depth measured from the surface because of the increasing weight of a fluid exerting downward force from above. That’s quite... Read More
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The key to senior health and well-being is a hydrotherapy pool

April 11, 2016 / by
When the residents of Plymouth Place Senior Living choose an activity, they hit the water. Exercising, therapy, and fun for senior health is easy in this state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool, keeping them healthy and happy. HYDROTHERAPY FOR SENIOR HEALTH “I have always enjoyed being in a pool,” says resident Karen Nordquist. ... Read More
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effective hydrotherapy exercises: treating anterior shoulder dislocation

March 31, 2016 / by
Anterior shoulder dislocation is a common injury, especially for athletes and active individuals. It’s important for the injury to heal completely, but many times the patient will want to remain active during the progression process. One way to treat the injury yet still maintain fitness is through hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy has... Read More
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Water therapy: Basic Tools and Tips for Hydrotherapy

March 8, 2016 / by
The typical patient will find the aquatic environment to be desirable, beneficial, and productive. Water therapy can be performed in any pool but there are additional functionalities and basics a therapist should consider when choosing the right one for the patient and the treatment plan. BASIC POOL FUNCTIONS FOR WATER... Read More
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SolRisa Inn: Aquatic Exercise at Its Finest

March 7, 2016 / by
The stunning SolRisa Inn located in Cocoa, FL has a 500 S series pool for the finest in aquatic exercise in their wellness and spa getaway! The guests love it and we couldn’t think of a more relaxing location. Unless it’s your own back yard! “At SolRisa Inn it’s all about you.... Read More
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Effective Hydrotherapy Exercises for Lumbar Disc Herniation

March 6, 2016 / by
The third infographic in our hydrotherapy exercise for common injury series explores an exercise plan for a lumbar disc herniation. Hydrotherapy is a powerful alternative to surgery and effectively helps manage this injury. These aquatic exercises offer tips and exercises for treating an acute lumbar disc herniation. Click on the image for... Read More
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Denver Broncos: Using Hydrotherapy to help win the superbow

February 8, 2016 / by
What helps a team win the Super Bowl? Head athletic trainer of the Denver Broncos, Steve Antonopulos, uses hydrotherapy to rehabilitate and condition his players. The benefits of water power go far beyond traditional training techniques. “Anytime that you can exercise a player without gravity in the initial stages of an injury... Read More
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Everything you need to know about ankle sprain grades

January 26, 2016 / by
As a medical professional, you know that any ankle sprain should be taken seriously – no matter how seemingly insignificant an injury the patient thinks it is. But what are the varying degrees of severity? Here’s a quick reference guide for ankle sprain grades. ANKLE SPRAIN GRADES Ankle sprain grades... Read More
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Why it’s important to take a sprained ankle seriously

January 19, 2016 / by
Playing sports, walking downstairs, running outside on icy ground, even just going out to grab the mail – these are a few of the many ways people suffer a sprained ankle. In fact, about 25,000 people in the United States sprain their ankle every day according to the American Academy of... Read More
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Minimizing Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis with Aquatic Therapy

January 12, 2016 / by
As the most common form of arthritis, Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 33.6% (12.4 million) adults over 65 years old according to the CDC. The majority of cases affect the knee joint. Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee can vary from patient to patient, but common presentations are pain, swelling, stiffness, limited joint mobility,... Read More
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New England Patriots New Training Facility

December 10, 2015 / by
A New Training Facility for the Patriots At the end of the 2014 season, the New England Patriots renovated their training facility at Gillette Stadium – and SwimEx was a staple in their hydrotherapy room. The space features 2 custom built plunge pools – one hot and one cold.  The team... Read More
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Athletic Training Room Makeover: Green Bay Packers Hydrotherapy Room

November 19, 2015 / by
Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field, hosting its 59th season of football this year, is arguably one of the most distinguished stadiums in the country. Their recently completed, five-year expansion showcases this stunning hydrotherapy athletic training room. The Lambeau Field expansion upgraded the football facilities and the Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Instructional... Read More
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5 Athletic Training Room Design Ideas

October 20, 2015 / by
Whether you’re updating an existing athletic training room or building a brand new facility, take the time to plan out the most efficient use of your space.  A great work environment inspires athletic trainers and athletes alike. Here’s a list of 5 simple but effective athletic training room design ideas... Read More
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Water Running with an Underwater Treadmill

October 13, 2015 / by
Water running is a great way to workout and rehabilitate with less pain, more resistance, and minimal stress. If you’ve used it for recovery or as the ultimate workout, you know how effective it can be. If you haven’t tried it, now is the time. Continue reading and learn 5... Read More
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Ragin’ Cajuns Boost Workout Recovery with Hydrotherapy Room

October 5, 2015 / by
Hydrotherapy Room Design Post workout recovery should never be an afterthought. The University of Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns insist their athletes take the plunge – a cold one – to accelerate post-workout recovery in their new hydrotherapy room. Read more about how this 35′ cold plunge tank gets the job done... Read More
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Senior Patient Finds Back Rehab Success

August 12, 2015 / by
The SwimEx 1000T therapy pool is the ideal environment for just about every patient to begin therapy. The Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center facility uses their SwimEx pool to treat spinal cord injuries and back rehab for elder patients. The non-weight bearing environment produces great results. This video demonstrates how... Read More

Sterling Video

May 9, 2015 / by
Sterling Physical Therapy & Aquatics, located in California, makes patients feel like they are at a luxurious spa. We are proud to say our SwimEx pool is known as “the crown jewel” of the facility. Watch their video to see more: Read More
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Uconn’s winning hydrotherapy room

April 17, 2015 / by
UConn’s success in athletics is undeniable. Their many winning seasons have gained the university well deserved national exposure. UConn is where world-class student athletes use world-class facilities and thrive. And their hydrotherapy rooms are no exception with a SwimEx hydrotherapy pool and multiple plunge pools. UConn’s hydrotherapy rooms in the... Read More
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Sports Teams Use Hydrotherapy to Stay in the Game and Win

April 12, 2015 / by
What do the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, Montreal Canadiens and Green Bay Packers have in common? They all use SwimEx hydrotherapy pools and plunge pools for aquatic fitness and therapy. Teams who Aquatic Fitness and Therapy for Success>?2> These teams, along with 130 professional and... Read More
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Plunge Pools: Benefits for Rehab and Recovery

April 2, 2015 / by
Plunge pools are often used by athletes for rehab and recovery. Hot and colds plunge pools are a beneficial way to get back in the game fast to win. WHAT’S HAPPENS DURING EXERCISE During intense exercise muscles experience microtraumas or tiny tears within individual muscle fibers. When microtraumas occur they... Read More
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Suzanne Vaughan Appointed SwimEx President

October 29, 2014 / by
Suzanne Pearson Vaughan We are pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Pearson Vaughan as the new SwimEx president. Formerly VP of Sales, Vaughan managed worldwide sales and oversaw branding and marketing. As President, she will lead the company and drive strategic growth. Since joining SwimEx in 1989, Vaughan has... Read More
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New York Yankees: Athletic Training Room Success

September 11, 2014 / by
New York Yankees use SwimEx for athletic training room success Joe Girardi says “an athletic training room should have a SwimEx to train properly.” Yahoo! Sports Canada reports that Yankee’s manager Joe Girardi  told reporters the Rogers Center visitor’s weight room needs a SwimEx in order to properly train Masahiro Tanaka. And we agree! Major... Read More
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Athletic Rehabilitation in a SwimEx Pool

August 26, 2014 / by
The Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center facility uses hydrotherapy for athletic rehabilitation to help this high school football and basketball athlete. Back issues prevented him from playing sports. In addition, he couldn’t attend school due to prolonged sitting. After four weeks of aquatic therapy, he went back to lifting weights... Read More
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Aqua Yoga For Spinal Injury Patients

August 6, 2014 / by
The Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center uses aqua yoga in a SwimEx pool to help rehabilitate spinal injury patients who couldn’t even perform yoga on chairs. The non-weight bearing environment produces great results.   Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center (from their website) Aquatic therapy introduces the patient to an environment... Read More
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Pro Hockey: Hydrotherapy for Athletic Training

July 17, 2014 / by
NHL TEAMS USE SwimEx for Athletic Training Montreal Canadiens When one of the best NHL teams wanted an aquatic therapy pool they called SwimEx. The Montreal Canadiens have a 600 T series SwimEx pool that features eight workstations and a running platform. It comes in four pieces for easy installation into... Read More
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Korean Baseball Champions Use SwimEx Aquatic Therapy

July 8, 2014 / by
The best (and first!) professional baseball champions in Korea, the Doosan Bears recently installed a 1000 T pool with integrated treadmill. The Doosan Bears (두산 베어스) are a professional baseball team based in Seoul, South Korea. They are a member of the Korean Baseball Organization. They have won three Korea... Read More
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University of Kentucky WildCats Plunge Pools

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The University of Kentucky knows a thing or two about what it takes to win championships. The Wildcats have won 11 national championships with its latest being crowned on April 2, 2012 by the men’s basketball team. Their SwimEx plunge pools help athletes stay in the game and win. Check... Read More
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Providence Athletic Trainers Use SwimEx Hydrotherapy

June 23, 2014 / by
Providence College Athletic Trainers know the value of aquatic therapy. They use SwimEx pools in two separate athletic facilities on campus. All varsity athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level and 15 of 19 teams play in the highly competitive Big East Conference, including men’s and women’s basketball.... Read More
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Montreal Canadiens: Hydrotherapy & Plunge Pool Success

June 2, 2014 / by
When one of the best NHL teams wanted a hydrotherapy pool and plunge pool, they called SwimEx. Here’s what they got. The Montreal Canadiens have a 800TWS with an overall depth of 66 inches (167.6cm).  This dynamic pool is customized with workstations to create a superior high performance therapy pool. It is a... Read More
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Sports Medicine Seminar

April 25, 2014 / by
SwimEx Account Executive Leslie Becki discusses the numerous advantages of aqua therapy in a SwimEx pool at the 8th Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine presently being held in the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. OVERVIEW The 8th Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine course will provide... Read More
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Hydrotherapy: Nad Al Sheba Health Club

March 27, 2014 / by
The Nad Al Sheba area of Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates, was known for the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse.  It now has a new private health club facility with ultimate hydrotherapy where top European football league athletes will be invited to condition and train. It features 2 600-T... Read More
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McFarland Clinic Discusses the Unique Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

March 25, 2014 / by
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... Read More
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Aqua Physio: Physical Therapy Success With Hydrotherapy

March 21, 2014 / by
Aqua Physio has a successful hydrotherapy fitness, exercise, and therapy program based in Lower Morden, Surrey, England. Utilizing their SwimEx pool for Aqua Fitness, Aquatic Physiotherapy, and physical therapy protocols, they help their patients recover and rehabilitate. This video shows the pool in action. ” Thanks Swimex for a great pool... Read More
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Leading Edge Physiotherapy: Aquatic Therapy Success

February 28, 2014 / by
Leading Edge Physiotherapy in Alberta offers integrated aquatic therapy coupled with land based programs for impressive rehab, recovery and training results. From the Leading Edge Physiotherapy website: If you have sustained an acute or chronic injury, undergone surgery, sustained a non-operative injury, or are in pain and would benefit from a... Read More
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Simpson College Athletic Training Action Video

February 8, 2014 / by
Simpson College Students Have fun in their new facility featuring SwimEx Hydrotherapy for athletic training. The Steven Johnson Fitness Center  at Simpson College opened to the Simpson community in January 2014, creating a first-class, comprehensive fitness complex located at the heart of campus. The $6 million project began in March... Read More
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Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility Features SwimEx Hydrotherapy

February 3, 2014 / by
The new hydrotherapy room at the Chicago Cubs Spring Training complex in Mesa, Arizona, offers a 15,000-seat spring training stadium, six fan-accessible practice fields, community park and pond, and, our favorite, a full training facility with 4 medium hot and cold plunge pools and a 1000T pool with an integrated Woodway treadmill.... Read More
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U.S. Ski and Snowboard Athletic Training Center

February 1, 2014 / by
What do Olympic skiers and boarder do to condition and recover?  They use a SwimEx 1000T pool with integrated treadmill and hot and cold plunge tanks in their athletic training center.  The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Center of Excellence is a national training and education center providing world-class training facilities... Read More
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Center for Physical Rehabilitation: Aquatic Rehabilitation

January 25, 2014 / by
Successful Results with Aquatic Rehabilitation The Center for Physical Rehabilitation has proven results with aquatic rehabilitation utilizing a SwimEx 600 T series at their Cascade, Michigan location. Their team of therapists and athletic trainers use aqua therapy since it allows for an earlier start to therapy, less painful for the patient, and... Read More
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University of Rhode Island Hydrotherapy Room

January 15, 2014 / by
The amount of Physical Therapy Centers who offer aquatic therapy is on the rise. To keep up with the demand an increased number of colleges and universities are offering programs that include this effective tool. The University of Rhode Island has a SwimEx in their hydrotherapy room. If you live... Read More
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Sterling Physical Therapy Uses Aquatic Rehabilitation

December 3, 2013 / by
Sterling Physical Therapy and Aquatics out of Simi Valley, CA created this comprehensive video that illustrates the value of aquatic rehabilitation and therapy using a hydrotherapy 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... Read More
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Ryders Health Management Uses Hydrotherapy for Senior Fitness and Health

November 20, 2013 / by
Ryders Health Management, a family-owned nursing and rehabilitation organization with six centers in Connecticut, uses hydrotherapy for senior fitness, rehabilitation, and health. ConnecticutStyle interviewed Ryder’s CEO Martin Sbriglio, whose mother founded the company. He discusses how therapists at Ryders use their SwimEx 500 T therapy pools to help patients rehabilitate quicker... Read More
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Ankle Sprain Rehab with New England Patriots Thomas Austin

November 4, 2013 / by
New England Patriots offensive line got a stronger when Thomas Austin (#68) returned to the field following an ankle sprain and speedy recovery from foot surgery with hydrotherapy. In the below video interview, the 24-year-old credits water rehabilitation for his fast healing process that helped his ankle return to pre-surgery... Read More
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Oakland University Uses Hydrotherapy for Athletic Training

May 21, 2013 / by
Oakland University’s Golden Grizzlies play hard and train hard. A hydrotherapy pool helps them stay in the game and win. Here’s a look at their athletic training room. Founded in 1959, the Oakland is located in Rochester, Michigan.  Their training facility is fully equipped with a SwimEx 600T series pool. The SwimEx can be used during all... Read More

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