2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award Nominations Sought by HydroWorx

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Inspiring stories of creative aquatic therapy approaches and outcomes are being accepted by HydroWorx for its 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award until November 28, 2014. The Award includes cash prizes for the first and second-place winners, and will be judged by independent third parties.

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The stories they share are absolutely inspiring; they show that miracles can and do happen when technology meets human innovation and perseverance.

The practice of aquatic therapy has risen significantly over the past decade, partially due to the prevalence of new aquatics practices, training and equipment, such as therapy pools outfitted with underwater treadmills. To recognize those who are pioneering the burgeoning world of advanced aquatics, HydroWorx is bestowing a 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award on one exceptional hydrotherapy rehabilitation professional, as well as his or her facility or community.

“We truly support those who are out in the field and improving people’s lives every day,” says Anson Flake, President and Co-Founder, HydroWorx. “They’re on the front lines, and they are making a difference for their clients and patients.The stories they share are absolutely inspiring; they show that miracles can and do happen when technology meets human innovation and perseverance.”

The 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award first-place winner will receive a trophy and a $1,000 cash prize, and the second-place winner will receive $500 in cash. Winners will be announced at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 6, 2015 in the HydroWorx Booth, #1320. Nominees or members of their teams must be present to receive the award.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award until Friday, November 28, 2014, at 11:59 EST. To submit a remarkable case study, please visit, http://ww2.hydroworx.com/healthcare-award, and download the Submission Form. All submitted case studies, which involve a patient who utilized HydroWorx aquatic therapy for a portion of their rehab during the 2013 and 2014 calendar years, will be evaluated by HydroWorx professionals prior to being selected as the final nominees.

Upon selecting the top case studies, a public voting website will be opened where individuals are allowed to vote once per day. Additionally, the final nominees will have their submissions judged by a panel of noted experts in the hydrotherapy industry, including Dr. Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA, Dr. Dennis Dolny, PhD, Dr. Paul Hetrick, D.C., R.C.R.D., C.C.E.P., Keith McCrate, PT, Kim Eichinger, Executive Director of Fitness, and Veronica Paquette, PT. The independent judges will select the winner based on the following criteria:

  •     The rehabilitation utilized HydroWorx aquatic therapy.
  •     The case study displayed innovativeness and progression of rehab protocols with particular attention to the aquatics portion.
  •     The patient demonstrated exceptional and remarkable results based on the industry standard for this particular rehab.
  •     The patient achieved or exceeded their personal goal as a result of the rehabilitation program.
  •     The clinician utilized a Heuristic approach in the delivery of the treatment protocol.*
  • Please note that videos and images may also be submitted by nominees to add context and illustration to the nomination.

Complete rules and selection process information can be found at HydroWorx’s site at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/healthcare-award.

About HydroWorx

HydroWorx, based in Middletown, Pennsylvania, offers a wide range of underwater treadmill therapy pools, 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 therapy pools can be found at http://www.hydroworx.com

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