In fact, researchers have found that those who have suffered from spinal cord injuries and other neurological issues can find incredible freedom in an aquatic environment.
Middletown, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Neurological conditions can be notoriously challenging for physical therapists to treat. However, professionals in the field of aquatic therapy have found that creative, water-based treatments can offer hope for men, women and children. By maximizing the natural physical properties of water, physical therapists can see improvements in those under their care, even if land-based exercises are difficult or impossible for those same individuals.
In fact, researchers have found that those who have suffered from spinal cord injuries and other neurological issues can find incredible freedom in an aquatic environment. For many, that freedom serves as a gateway to help them re-learn land-based activities, which was the case for Brock, who suffered a T4 compaction fracture and was paralyzed as a result. After three months of treatment, Brock has achieved the ability to walk independently in the HydroWorx aquatic therapy pool at the Utah Neuroworx facility. Watch this neurological case study here
To provide physical therapists with the latest real-world aquatic therapy solutions to treat neurological conditions, HydroWorx and the National Rural Health Association are offering a free webinar on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 1-2PM EST. The webinar, entitled “Aquatic Therapy for the Neuro Case Mix” will be led by Jan Black, MS, PT, co-founder of Neuroworx, and Ted Yanchuleff, PT, ATC, Manager of Outpatient Rehab Services, Pinnacle Health System.
During the webinar, Black and Yanchuleff will address specific neurological conditions and provide tools, innovative therapeutic exercise ideas and treatment progression information. A successful rehabilitation of a spinal cord injury patient through the use of aquatic therapy in a pool equipped with an underwater treadmill will be presented. Additionally, the speakers will touch upon precautions and contraindications of which physical therapists must be aware when working with neurologically-based cases.
Interested participants can register for “Aquatic Therapy for the Neuro Case Mix” by going to http://info.hydroworx.com/hydroworx-exclusive-package-for-apta-members-webinar
HydroWorx, based in Middletown, Pennsylvania, offers a wide range of underwater treadmill pools and peripheral products and services. Every day, over 15,000 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, can be found by visiting http://www.hydroworx.com/research-education/video-library/details.aspx?id=151&categoryId=23.
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