Successful Aquatic Therapy Programs Start With Strong Teams: Upcoming Webinar

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Teamwork is a critical component to successfully building a thriving, revenue-producing aquatic therapy program. This topic will be discussed by Brian Howells, a leader in the field of hydrotherapy initiation and development, during a HydroWorx-hosted webinar on February 2, 2017.

In business, the importance of getting departmental and corporate buy-in for new initiatives is a hot topic. More than a buzzword, teamwork has been consistently linked with better, more cost-effective and higher-revenue producing programs. This holds true across all verticals, including those of interest to aquatic therapy practitioners and their colleagues.

For Brian Howells, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Kansas-headquartered Via Christi Health, the concept of amassing a passionate team has been critical to the success of his organization’s aquatic therapy program. From gaining support to create a successful aquatic therapy program to working hand-in-hand with marketing personnel, Howells credits cohesive team collaboration as the cornerstone to effectively building a stellar aquatics reputation.

Howells is sharing his experiences in an upcoming webinar entitled “Creating a Successful Aquatic Therapy Program Through Teamwork.” This live HydroWorx-hosted event will be held on February 2, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.S.T. Ideal for audience members who are considering starting an aquatics program or are already in the midst of developing a hydrotherapy arm at their facilities, the webinar is free to attend with prior registration.

During the presentation, Howells will share the strategies that have led to Via Christi Health’s robust aquatic therapy program. Four essential topics will be discussed as part of the event:

1.    How Howells and his team worked with his organization’s administrators to get approval for high-end aquatics equipment funding.
2.    How staff built a unique aquatic therapy program through collective efforts and their past expertise.
3.    How marketing colleagues at Via Christi were utilized early in the process, and how they have continued to drive exposure and referrals.
4.    How Howells and his team have developed mutually beneficial relationships with key players, including referrers and patients.

At the conclusion of the webinar, Howells will answer questions from attendees interested in diving deeper into this topic. Registration for "Creating a Successful Aquatic Therapy Program Through Teamwork" can be made by going to the HydroWorx website.

About Brian Howells

Brian Howells brings more than 15 years’ experience to his presentation. Since 2005, he has served at Via Christi in Kansas, and was made Director of the Rehabilitation Services Department in 2012. He regularly oversees the physical and occupational therapy, cardiac rehab and speech language pathology across four Via Christi locations. An APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, Howells holds a Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy.

About HydroWorx

Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy pools with integrated 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 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 30,000 athletes and patients use HydroWorx technology to recover from injuries and health conditions.

More information about HydroWorx can be found at

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