Webinar Tackles Common Misconceptions Surrounding Aquatic Therapy and Exercise Modalities

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For many years, aquatic therapy misconceptions have limited its beneficial use for athletes and rehab patients. On May 14, 2015, HydroWorx is hosting a webinar presented by Lance Walker, Global Director of Performance for Michael Johnson Performance to talk about the truths behind these myths.

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During the webinar, Walker will address how aquatic therapy and exercise has begun to gain traction, but is still being held back in some circumstances by commonly held beliefs about the power of using water to foster healing and improve performance.

Every industry has its oft-repeated urban and “accepted” myths; the area known as aquatics is no exception. As these myths become ingrained in the culture, they begin to build momentum. This is to the detriment of those who could benefit from aquatic therapy and exercise modalities, such as elite-level sports amateurs and professionals, patients in rehab, post-surgery individuals, persons with limited physical abilities and recreational athletes. To help understand the research-backed realities of aquatics, HydroWorx is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT.

“Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics” will be presented by Lance Walker, PT, CSCS, Global Director of Performance for the world-class, Texas-based Michael Johnson Performance facility. During the webinar, Walker will address how aquatic therapy and exercise has begun to gain traction, but is still being held back in some circumstances by commonly held beliefs about the power of using water to foster healing and improve performance.

Some of the myths and misconceptions to be discussed will include:

  • The assumption that an aquatic environment is limited to rehabilitation.
  • The concept that water-based workouts cannot match the intensity levels of land-based workouts.
  • The idea that it is not possible to engage in a natural running or striding gait while in a pool.

Attendance for “Addressing Potential Misconceptions about Training with Aquatics” is free, but online registration is required at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-misconceptions. Athletic trainers can obtain one CEU through BOC for attending the live webinar in its entirety. Other participants who attend the entire live webinar may petition their certification agencies to inquire about CEUs.

About the Presenter

Lance Walker has combined his sports medicine and rehab sciences background for more than two decades, specializing in rehab, preventative training and spine stabilization. As Global Director of Performance for Michael Johnson Performance, he is able to consistently work with professional and emerging athletes. As part of their regimen, they regularly utilize the HydroWorx pools available at the facility.

Throughout his years in the industry, he has worked with athletes from practically every pro organization, including the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA and more. His writings about aquatics have been published by well-respected publications, and he looks forward to opportunities that allow him to answer questions about aquatic therapy and exercise.

About HydroWorx®

Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy pools with built-in underwater treadmills to enable athletic trainers and physical therapists to more effectively offer their athletes and patients the opportunity to train more effectively or increase range of motion, decrease risk of falls and joint stress, and remain motivated throughout the rehab process.

Products such as the HydroWorx 2000 and 500 Series therapy pools have revolutionized the face of aquatic therapy; in fact, HydroWorx technology is used by world-class facilities like the renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Andrews Institute, as well as physical therapy clinics across the country.

HydroWorx offers a wide range of underwater treadmill 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 can be found at http://www.HydroWorx.com.

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