HydroWorx Webinar Features Innovative Merging of Physical and Speech Therapies in Aquatic Environment

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In an era where both physical and speech therapists are actively searching for new ways to help patients progress, aquatics may become a catalyst for exciting developments and outcomes. An upcoming December 3, 2015, HydroWorx webinar, “Innovative Co-Treatment Therapy Combining Physical and Speech Therapies in an Aquatic Environment”, will feature innovative results obtained by speech and physical therapists at Pullman Regional Hospital whose co-treatment methodologies earned their facility national recognition.

Therapist at Pullman Regional Hospital

Notably, Williams and Henderson have joined forces in their facility’s advanced therapy pool with underwater treadmill to facilitate more comprehensive, holistic outcomes among some populations.

Speech and physical therapies are traditionally conducted in separate environments; however, there are professionals who believe that with innovative technologies and under the right circumstances, these practices can be merged. This combination of services allows the patient to get the benefit of a dual-approach to his or her therapeutic sessions, as well as gives the physical and speech therapists a novel way to help patients make progress, even after they have seemingly plateaued.

At Pullman Regional Hospital in Washington State, physical therapist Timothy Williams, PT, DPT, and speech and language pathologist Ambyr Henderson, MS, CCC-SLP, employ creative dual-treatment methods to improve client results. Notably, Williams and Henderson have joined forces in their facility’s advanced therapy pool with underwater treadmill to facilitate more comprehensive, holistic outcomes among some populations. In particular, their treatment of a 3-year-old boy recovering from a brain tumor made headlines when the team won the 2015 Healthcare Excellence in Aquatics Award on behalf of Pullman Regional Hospital’s Summit Therapy & Health Services.

Webinar Educates on Effective Co-Treatment Therapy Options

To help other physical therapy and speech therapy professionals understand how to better work together in water-based environments, Williams and Henderson will be presenting a HydroWorx sponsored webinar on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 1-2 p.m. E.S.T. The event, “Innovative Co-Treatment Therapy Combining Physical and Speech Therapies in an Aquatic Environment”, will focus on advancing patient care models, both in the field of pediatrics as well as in other patient populations.

This one-hour webinar will have several emphases:

  • To show how a combined approach to speech and physical therapies in the warm-water pool can enhance the therapeutic process and potentially provide results beyond typical expectations.
  • To discuss the case history, treatment approach, and motor and cognitive results for their highlighted pediatric case, as well as to expand this discussion to include group therapy trials.
  • To help attendees understand the applied treatment protocols through images and videos.

Participants of “Innovative Co-Treatment Therapy Combining Physical and Speech Therapies in an Aquatic Environment,” can expect to understand several key factors at the completion of this webinar:

  • How to identify and implement the components that make up a thorough, aquatics-based co-treatment model.
  • What the possibilities are for future applications of this type of combined speech and physical therapy in an aquatic atmosphere.

Registering for This Webinar

“Innovative Co-Treatment Therapy Combining Physical and Speech Therapies in an Aquatic Environment” is free to the public, but registration is required. Interested clinical professionals should sign up online at the HydroWorx website before the start of the event on December 3, 2015, at 1 p.m.

About HydroWorx®

Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy pools with built-in underwater treadmills to enable rehabilitation professionals 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 system have revolutionized the face of aquatic therapy; in fact, HydroWorx technology is used by world-class facilities such as OrthoCarolina, Cleveland Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Genesis Healthcare, Neuroworx, Clear Choice Healthcare, PruittHealth, Premier Rehab, Leg Up Farm and many other healthcare facilities across the country.

HydroWorx offers a wide range of underwater treadmill pools and peripheral products and services. Every day, more than 24,000 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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