HydroWorx Webinar Explores Case Study of Aquatic Therapy Benefits for Total Hip Replacement Patients

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On Thursday, July 23, 2015, HydroWorx will offer a webinar on aquatic therapy after total hip replacement surgery for interested participants. Led by Mark Glod of Peak Performance Physical Therapy, the one-hour webinar will reveal best practices when it comes to helping hip replacement patients get back to a healthy, active lifestyle post-surgery.

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The virtually weightless environment of a specialized, advanced therapy pool enables patients to begin to move their limbs and adopt a natural gait that will translate to land.

In the United States, more than 330,000 total hip replacements occur every year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Advances in hip replacement surgery have enabled men and women to reduce the pain they would otherwise feel when standing or walking, as well as improve their ability to navigate stairs, maintain a healthier lifestyle and avoid the immediate need for a wheelchair. However, the key to a successful hip replacement lies not just in what happens during surgery, but what happens afterwards as part of a robust physical therapy program.

To help their patients begin rehabbing as soon as possible, many professionals choose to start with aquatic therapy rather than (or in addition to limited) land-based therapy. The virtually weightless environment of a specialized, advanced therapy pool enables patients to begin to move their limbs and adopt a natural gait that will translate to land.

In order to help physical therapists learn more innovative ways to work with hip replacement clientele who require water therapy, HydroWorx is offering a free webinar, “Bilateral Total Hip Replacement: An Aquatic Therapy Case Review.” This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.D.T., and will be presented by Mark Glod, PTA, Peak Performance Physical Therapy, Lynbrook, NY.

Glod will present a case study that focuses on a bilateral total hip replacement client’s aquatic therapy rehabilitation. Not only will he share exercises utilized by him and others at his facility, but he will discuss why the water is effective for those coming back post-surgery. In addition, “Bilateral Total Hip Replacement: An Aquatic Therapy Case Review” will cover the rehab timeline, water protocols, patient outcomes and achievements, and personal goals met.

One continuing education credit from BOC is available to attendees of this HydroWorx webinar who view the live webinar from beginning to end. Others seeking continuing education credits can petition their accrediting agencies.

Registration for this free webinar can be made online at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-bilateral-hip.

About the Presenter

Mark Glod is a graduate of Nassau Community College and is aquatic balance program certified. Holding a Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree, he manages the Peak Performance Physical Therapy aquatic therapy program. He also works with orthopedic, spine and balance patients in land-based modalities.

About Peak Performance Physical Therapy

Peak Performance Physical Therapy is a Nassau County, NY, based multi-disciplinary physical therapy organization. With a multitude of specialists working at four different locations in the area, Peak Performance treats a wide range of conditions. Their mission is to provide the highest level of care, and to return their patients to maximal capacity as quickly and efficiently as possible.

About HydroWorx®

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

Products such as the HydroWorx 2000 and 500 Series therapy pools, along with the new construction free HydroWorx 300, 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 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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