HydroWorx Webinar Explores Impact of Aquatics on Clinical Physical Therapy Practices

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Aquatics has become a growing area in the field of physical therapy and athletic training, but many professionals are still unsure of its real-world impact on clinical practices. In an upcoming HydroWorx webinar on June 9, 2016, Kristina Stanich, Director of Physical Therapy at Michael Johnson Performance will reveal her insider experiences with this innovative, effective modality.

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Aquatics is not only a growing tool of physical therapists, but has finally come into its own as a proven way to supplement – or, in some cases, supplant – land-based rehabilitation and exercises.

According to recent statistics, there are nearly half a million physical therapists working in the United States, and more than 100,000 physical therapy clinics. Each physical therapy professional and every clinic has a duty to perform at the highest levels for the benefit of clients. At the same time, staying afloat in a competitive industry is also essential. The solution that many physical therapy leaders turn to is adding aquatics to the modalities they offer their patients and communities. Aquatics is not only a growing tool of physical therapists, but has finally come into its own as a proven way to supplement – or, in some cases, supplant – land-based rehabilitation and exercises.

To help those interested in learning more about the way aquatics works in real-world, clinical situations, HydroWorx is offering a one-hour webinar on Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.D.T. Led by presenter Kristina Stanich, Director of Physical Therapy at Michael Johnson Performance, “The Impact of Aquatics on the Clinical Practice of Physical Therapy” promises to be an excellent opportunity for interested physical therapy clinicians to hear from a knowledgeable colleague.

Stanich’s professional background includes her current position at Michael Johnson Performance in McKinney, TX, where she has been a team member since January. She graduated from The University of Tulsa with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science, and earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Oklahoma. Since graduating, she has received her License in Athletic Training and become a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association.

During the webinar, Stanich will address several key topics, including:

  • An overview of the available research on aquatic therapy’s benefits, including its positive impacts on patient care.
  • A discussion of the considerations that affect in the inclusion of aquatics in a rehab or performance setting.
  • A review of how aquatics can be used with patients and clients with shoulder, back, hip, knee and systemic conditions, as well as conditions that respond most favorably to aquatic therapy techniques.
  • Insight into Stanich’s preferred protocols for aquatics, including the duration, intensity, integration and progression of aquatic therapy programs.

At the conclusion of the webinar, Stanich will share case studies with images and videos for clarification and further conversation. Participants will have time at the end of “The Impact of Aquatics on the Clinical Practice of Physical Therapy” to ask questions.

Attendance is free for this HydroWorx webinar, but registration prior to the start of the event is required. It can be made online by following this link: “The Impact of Aquatics on the Clinical Practice of Physical Therapy”.

About HydroWorx®
Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy products with built-in underwater treadmills to enable medical and performance professionals to more effectively offer their patients and athletes the opportunity to increase range of motion, decrease risk of falls and joint stress, remain motivated through the rehab process and speed the return to play for athletes and every day normal activities.

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 like the renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Frazier Rehab Institute and The Andrews Institute, as well as many elite athletic programs including the University of Oregon, Kansas City Royals, Washington Redskins, The Ohio State University, Manchester United and Chelsea Football Clubs and hundreds more.

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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