Aquatic Therapy for Athletic Core Stability Topic of HydroWorx Sponsored Webinar

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On February 8, 2017, HydroWorx will host a webinar for athletic trainers and physical therapy professionals on the subject of developing core stability and strengthening through exercise protocols in an advanced therapy pool.

Athletes learn early that the key to success in any sports activity is a strong core. What many do not realize is that core strength and stability exercises can take place in a variety of settings, including in the water. Murphy Grant, Assistant Athletic Director - Sports Medicine and Head Football Athletic Trainer at University of Kansas, regularly uses the team’s advanced warm water therapy pools fitted with underwater treadmill and high-powered jets as an exercise resource and modality. On Wednesday, February 8, he will share the protocols he utilizes to drive impressive athlete performance gains during a HydroWorx webinar from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.S.T.

The webinar, “Utilizing Aquatic Therapy for Core Stability”, will reveal unique insights into the specific drills and regimens Grant uses for core strengthening and stability. During the online event, Grant will address why and how aquatic therapy can benefit athletes and athletic training staff personnel. In addition to a discussion and illustration of specific exercises, including their speed, depth and progression, the webinar will focus on strategies to safely and effectively build bridges between rehab and performance.
Upon completion of the discussion, attendees will have a better understanding and working knowledge concerning:

  • How to implement a water-based core training program to elevate healthy and recovering athletes’ training in an advanced therapy pool;
  • How to work around specific athlete contraindications, as well as move past workout boredom and plateaus;
  • How to use aquatic core stabilization exercises to positively affect change in multi-directional movements without sacrificing high performance training
  • How to reduce residual muscle soreness post-exercise while maintaining and gaining core strength.

Participation in this webinar is free, although prior registration is required to attend. Athletic trainers who attend the live “Utilizing Aquatic Therapy for Core Stability” event in its entirety are eligible to receive one (1) CEU through the BOC. Other professionals may apply for CEUs through their governing bodies.

About Murphy Grant

Murphy Grant is a well-known advocate of innovative training practices, and regularly uses aquatic principles to achieve outstanding results for his athletes. He has been a Division I athletic trainer for the past 10 years, and has been with the University of Kansas for eight years. Because of his inspirational style of teaching and motivating, he was tapped by “The Biggest Loser” to design contestant aquatic workout programs.

Grant served at Oklahoma State and with the Dallas Cowboys, as well as the Boston Red Sox and Missouri Valley College prior to his current employment. He received his degree in athletic training from Quincy (IL) University, and master’s degree in exercise science from Illinois State. He frequently lectures on topics including aquatics around the country.

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.

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