This approach included consistent use of hydrotherapy techniques and protocols to improve the volleyball captain’s strength and conditioning.
Middletown, PA (PRWEB) December 13, 2016
This year, the Canada men’s national volleyball team left Rio de Janeiro as one of the competitors tied for 5th place in the indoor sport. What many viewers didn’t realize while watching the televised matches was that hydrotherapy played a part in bringing the tremendously talented athletes to the world stage.
Gavin Schmitt, the team’s captain, was coming back from serious injuries. Like many long-time elite volleyball players, he had suffered stress fractures in his lower limbs due to constant running, twisting and jumping actions. Although one fracture had already been surgically addressed, another required tibial nailing. If he was going to lead his team to South America, he needed innovative, high-tech rehabilitation.
Nick Held, M.H, CSCS, Director of Hydrotherapy at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby, British Columbia took on the role of creating a multidisciplinary approach to Schmitt’s full recovery. This approach included consistent use of hydrotherapy techniques and protocols to improve the volleyball captain’s strength and conditioning. As we know, Held’s program was successful and Schmitt was able to rise to the occasion, supporting his country on an international stage.
Held will share the techniques he used during a HydroWorx-hosted webinar Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.S.T. The hour-long event, “Use of Hydrotherapy in Stress Fracture Recovery of Canada National Volleyball Team Captain,” will include an overview of the comprehensive treatment plan and timeline, as well as a thorough background of hydrotherapy options at Fortius Sport & Health.
Interested participants can attend the webinar for free, but pre-registration is required to be a part of the live audience and be able to ask Held questions at the end of the event. The link to sign up for “Use of Hydrotherapy in Stress Fracture Recovery of Canada National Volleyball Team Captain” can be found at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-stress-fracture.
About the Presenter
Nick Held is not a newcomer to the aquatics industry. A frequent presenter at North American conferences and past nominee for the HydroWorx Excellence in Aquatics award, he has helped patients optimize their performance and rehab through the use of water immersion tools and techniques. In addition to his role as Director of Hydrotherapy at British Columbia-based Fortius Sport & Health, Held has worked with Field Hockey Canada, Hydrathletics and Wellspring UK.
Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy products with built-in underwater treadmills to enable rehabilitation 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 30,000 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.