Upcoming Webinar Illustrates Power of Water Wellness and Therapy for the Aging Population

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On Thursday, November 6, HydroWorx will host a free webinar to showcase the many reasons water is known across the globe for its incredibly diverse health-improving properties.

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“Why Water Worx for Senior Living” is geared toward senior residence facility owners, physical and occupational therapists working with aging populations, and fitness instructors at senior facilities.

The numbers don’t lie: About 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day; 1 million people have a knee or hip replaced each year; 25.8 million individuals live with diabetes; 27 million men and women have osteoarthritis; 169 million children and adults are clinically obese or overweight; and 100 million persons suffer from chronic pain. All of these individuals can be helped by water.

For centuries, water has proven to be a source of rejuvenation, healing, exercise, therapy, balance improvement, falls reduction and more for people of all ages, but especially for those who are growing older. On Thursday, November 6, HydroWorx will host a free webinar to showcase the many reasons water is known across the globe for its incredibly diverse health-improving properties. The webinar, entitled “Why Water Worx for Senior Living”, will take place from 1-2 p.m., EST, and will be presented by Patrick Hald, Director of Business Development, HydroWorx.

Throughout the hour-long webinar, Hald will discuss the aquatic therapy and wellness benefits of water, especially as they pertain to seniors. Topics to be addressed include:

  •     Utilizing underwater treadmill technology to improve the quality of life for seniors;
  •     Increasing therapy billing through increased resource utilization group (RUG) scores;
  •     Implementing a falls reduction programming for at-risk residents; and
  •     Increasing the average length of stays in Independent and Assisted Living.

“Why Water Worx for Senior Living” is geared toward senior residence facility owners, physical and occupational therapists working with aging populations, and fitness instructors at senior facilities.

Following the webinar, attendees will be able to recognize the opportunities for falls reduction, determine the financial impact aquatic therapy will have on participants’ facilities, and identify the ways an average length of stay can be increased in Independent Living and Assisted Living facilities using falls reduction and wellness programs.

Passionate about warm water therapy and wellness, Hald believes it is underutilized in Senior Living and Senior Services and is the ideal intervention tool for injury, illness, falls risk and functional decline. He has 23+ years of experience in the Fitness and Wellness Industry, and was formerly the President of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), and President and COO of FreeMotion Fitness.

Registration for “Why Water Worx for Senior Living” can be made at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-hw-patrick.

About HydroWorx

HydroWorx, based in Middletown, Pennsylvania, offers a wide range of underwater treadmill therapy pools, and peripheral products and services. Every day, more than 23,000 athletes and patients use HydroWorx technology to recover from injuries and health conditions.

More information about HydroWorx’s upcoming webinars, as well as archived webcasts from previous events, can be found by visiting http://www.hydroworx.com/research-education/video-library/details.aspx?id=151&categoryId=23.

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Nicole Biesecker
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