Reducing Risk of Falls in Adults with Aquatic Therapy Techniques Topic of HydroWorx-Sponsored ICAA Webinar

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Research has shown that exercising with a trained physical therapist in a specialized aquatic therapy pool can significantly reduce the chances of patients falling. Those interested in learning more about the connection between fall reduction and hydrotherapy can attend a HydroWorx-sponsored International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) webinar on November 5, 2014, from 1-2 p.m. EST.

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Participants will learn how to maintain a comfortable level between trainer and patient, how to help patient’s progress by building self-confidence and balance awareness and how to improve adults’ abilities to remain independent as long as possible.

The fear of falling is a significant problem among adults. As individuals age, the risks associated with a serious fall are significant, including strains, sprains, breaks and even fatalities. Additionally, falls can become costly; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the approximate costs from fall-related injuries is annually in excess of $30 billion. Consequently, it is imperative for physical therapists to work with aging patients on balance training in a forgiving environment such as an advanced aquatic pool with underwater treadmill and resistance jets.

On November 5, 2014, from 1-2 p.m. EST, HydroWorx will sponsor the ICAA webinar entitled “Reduce the Risk of Falls with Aquatics”. The webinar will be presented by Jackie Halbin, published author and Kansas-based Lakeview Village Living Well Manager. The webinar is free to the public, but registration is required. Registration can be made at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-icaa-jackie.

During “Reduce the Risk of Falls with Aquatics”, Halbin will discuss how physical therapists and senior living professionals can enhance their fall prevention programs by adding aquatics options. Participants will learn how to maintain a comfortable level between trainer and patient, how to help patients' progress by building self-confidence and balance awareness and how to improve adults’ abilities to remain independent as long as possible.

“Reduce the Risk of Falls with Aquatics” has been designed for physical and occupational therapists and assistants, aquatics and fitness directors and wellness directors and coordinators.

About the HydroWorx Webcast Presenter

Jackie Halbin has worked with aging populations to enhance their lives through fitness and wellness opportunities for more than a decade. Currently the Living Well Manager at Lenexa, Kansas, based Lakeview Village, Halbin possesses a BS in Exercise Science. She is also credentialed as a Master FallProof Instructor, FallProof H2O Instructor and Aquatic Exercise Association personal trainer. She regularly works with clients in a HydroWorx therapy pool with variable depth floor.

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 broadcasts of previous events, can be found by visiting http://www.hydroworx.com/research-education/webinar_webcasts.aspx

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