Middletown, PA (PRWEB) August 17, 2007
The largest collegiate sports donation in history has been bestowed on Oklahoma State University and HydroWorx was chosen to provide their expertise in a portion of the new facilities. Oilman turned investor, Boone Pickens, donated $165 million to his alma mater to be used solely for Cowboy athletics. Wisely invested in Pickens' BP Capital Hedge Fund (and a lofty $31 million added to the pot from OSU's Golf Foundation) the total available is expected to be over $250 million. The money will provide new arenas for track, baseball, tennis, women's soccer, and equestrian teams. The largest expenditure, however, will be over $150 million for a one-of-a-kind football stadium, indoor practice fields and a top-notch training and athletic medicine facility. It is in this impressive structure that HydroWorx will install their 2000 Series pool.
The HydroWorx 2000 is the company's flagship product in their line-up designed to fulfill the mission of providing the best in aquatic therapy and fitness. This is achieved with a barrier free modular pool whose floor, which doubles as an underwater treadmill, can be elevated to meet the athlete at floor level then be submersed to depths of up to six feet. The cushioned, low-impact treadmill operates at speeds of .2 mph increments to a top speed of 8.5 mph. Other amenities such as directional water jets, hydromassage hoses, and underwater video feedback are hallmark features of HydroWorx technology.
Head Athletic Trainer at Oklahoma State , Terry Noonan shares his confidence, "I have been a strong proponent of aquatic therapy for the last 18 years. Aquatic therapy provides a giving environment that allows the athlete to progress at their own speed and creates the perfect environment to promote healing in most musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries. The buoyancy obtained with aquatic therapy eliminates the stress of weight bearing, but also provides uniform resistance to exercise to promote an increase in circulation and positive stress on the cardiovascular system. The HydroWorx 2000 allows you to vary the depth of the treadmill thus controlling the buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure which both provide optimal conditions to decrease joint inflammation.
The HydroWorx 2000 utilizes all the benefits of aquatic therapy and combines them with a superb treadmill system promoting functional rehabilitation which no other pool provides. The 2000 will not only allow us to provide optimal rehabilitation services to all our student athletes, but also provide excellent low stress conditioning exercise that has proven to decrease body fat and increase lean muscle mass. With the HydroWorx pool system we will have superb rehabilitation, conditioning and educational opportunities for not only the student athlete, but the athletic training students in our accredited athletic training program. The only limit to what the clinician can accomplish with the HydroWorx pool system is the limit of their imagination."
HydroWorx specializes in designing, manufacturing and marketing the world's finest aquatic therapy and conditioning equipment for the home, sports, healthcare, eldercare and fitness markets. The company leads the industry in scientific research and data supporting the therapeutic and rehabilitative properties of aquatic therapy. HydroWorx has sold products in 50 states and 12 countries. Among its extensive and elite client list are: Dr. James Andrews, renowned orthopedic surgeon; Texas Longhorns; Navy Seals; Frazier Rehabilitation Institute; Manchester United; Nike; Athlete's Performance Institute; Notre Dame and Chelsea FC.