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Why Plunge Pools Work

April 19, 2018 / by
During intense exercise muscles experience microtraumas or tiny tears within individual muscle fibers. When microtraumas occur they trigger an increase in cell activity which generates muscle fiber repair. Over a period of time and with repetition, this process helps strengthen muscles.  Microtraumas are beneficial however they can also cause inflammation and...
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Chicago Blackhawks Use Plunge Pool For Aquatic Therapy

April 18, 2018 / by
The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the most historic hockey franchises in the National Hockey League. They have won six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926. Their recent Stanley Cups wins were in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Aquatic therapy plays a role in their successful rehabilitation and recovery....
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Healthy Living Centers: Using Hydrotherapy For Senior Health

April 4, 2018 / by
Hydrotherapy is a safe, easy way to manage chronic illness with less pain, and muscles soreness. Many senior communities and healthy living centers are finding that this superior rehab tool is a great way to keep residents happy and living longer.  Here’s why. A recent International Council on Active Aging report of...
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effective hydrotherapy exercises: treating anterior shoulder dislocation

March 31, 2018 / 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...
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McFarland Clinic Discusses the Unique Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

March 25, 2018 / 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...
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Effective Hydrotherapy Exercises for Lumbar Disc Herniation

March 6, 2018 / 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 here for the full...
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Hydrostatic pressure: its benefits for hydrotherapy (Part 2)

January 21, 2018 / 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...
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What is hydrostatic Pressure (Part 1)

January 7, 2018 / by
Hydrostatic Pressure Part 1 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...
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