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News Article | May 10, 2017
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. & VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is teaming up with 11 orthopedic specialty groups in North Carolina and Virginia on an orthopedic value-based care model for Humana Medicare Advantage members undergoing total hip or knee joint replacement procedures. Humana’s Total Joint Replacement Episode-Based Model is designed to improve quality, outcomes and cost across a person’s entire joint replacement episode of care. Humana will provide the orthopedic practices with robust data and analytics needed to better manage all aspects of their patients’ care from diagnosis to recovery. For the patient, this is expected to deliver a more coordinated care experience and to reduce complication rates and unnecessary readmissions after surgery. In North Carolina, Humana will work with EmergeOrtho (Blue Ridge Bone and Joint Clinic, Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, Triangle Orthopaedic Associates and Wilmington Orthopaedic Group), Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, OrthoCarolina and Wake Forest University Health Sciences. In Virginia, Humana will work with Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates, Hampton Roads Orthopedic Center, and Jordan-Young Institute. Humana has 30 years of experience partnering with primary care physicians in value-based care arrangements. By focusing on quality and health, Humana experienced 20 percent lower costs in total in 2015 for members who were treated by doctors and other health care professionals in a value-based reimbursement model setting versus an estimation of original fee-for-service Medicare costs using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Limited Data Set Files. Humana is now moving to apply the approach to specialties, such as orthopedics, where highly coordinated care supported by population health data has the ability to potentially improve outcomes, lower cost and deliver a better health care experience for patients. The participating North Carolina and Virginia orthopedic groups join the 12 orthopedic groups in Ohio and Tennessee who joined Humana’s orthopedic value-based care model in 2016 and the eight groups in Indiana and Kentucky that were announced by Humana last month. Humana’s model is similar to the State of Tennessee’s Innovation Model (SIM) Grant through the CMS for Medicaid beneficiaries. Through the new agreement, Humana’s population health capabilities, including patient data and analytics as well as chronic disease management and wellness programs, will complement the integrated care approach that each orthopedic group will employ with Humana members. “ Humana has made great strides when it comes to value-based care in the primary care space so it’s exciting to see where we can take value-based care when we apply it to more involved medical procedures like total joint replacement,” said Chip Howard, Humana’s Vice President of Payment Innovation. “ Humana’s approach is to provide orthopedic surgeons the tools they need to coordinate all aspects of their patients’ diagnosis, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation to in turn improve quality, lower cost and create a better experience for our members.” As of March 31, 2017, Humana has 1.8 million individual Medicare Advantage members and 160,000 commercial members who are cared for by 51,300 primary care providers, in more than 900 value-based relationships across 43 states and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit humana.com/accountable-care or www.humana.com/valuebasedcare. About Humana Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country. More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of: More Information Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change each year. Other providers are available in our network. Humana Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Humana”) do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. English: ATTENTION: If you do not speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-800-281-6918 (TTY: 711). Español (Spanish): ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-281-6918 (TTY: 711). 繁體中文 (Chinese): 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-800-281-6918 (TTY:711).


News Article | May 19, 2017
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Patients with complex diagnoses and treatment plans often find themselves involved in physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions. To boost their interest and remove common barriers to patient participation and compliance, many professionals are exploring unique methods to combine two or more types of therapeutic treatments. To this end, aquatic therapy has proven to be an outstanding forum for successful experimentation. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Debi Tyler, Director of Rehabilitation at Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Ohio, will share her experiences in combining treatment approaches and objectives using water therapies to make all therapy sessions more enjoyable for professionals and patients. Her webinar, “Innovative Techniques for Multidisciplinary Aquatic Therapy,” is scheduled from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.D.T. and is hosted by HydroWorx, the premiere manufacturer and distributor of exceptional aquatic products and peripheral devices for globally recognized hospitals, clinics, sports facilities and other organizations. Debi’s focus during her dynamic presentation will be an in-depth discussion of how occupational, physical and speech therapy sessions can be combined in an aquatic environment. Not only will she touch upon the way aquatic therapy allows patients with complex diagnoses to get the specialization they need in one session, but she will show that improvement can happen at an exponential rate by inventively overlapping multidisciplinary techniques and goals. “Innovative Techniques for Multidisciplinary Aquatic Therapy” attendees will get an “insider’s look” in what’s happening at Cedar Village thanks to imaginative aquatic environment exercises and platforms. Case studies during the webinar will be offered to demonstrate how to use aquatics for speech therapy results alongside more traditional physical and occupational therapy. Participants of “Innovative Techniques for Multidisciplinary Aquatic Therapy” can expect to learn the advantages of aquatic therapy, new strategies to combine more than one type of rehabilitation and how to practically apply exercises to keep patients moving toward their (and their physicians’) objectives. Time will be allotted at the end for discussion with Debi. This webinar is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Interested attendees can register at the HydroWorx website. A 30-year occupational therapy veteran, Debi Tyler has worked in numerous settings during her extensive career. These include acute and sub-acute hospital rehab, and home health and skilled nursing facilities. A graduate of Tufts University-Boston School of Occupational Therapy, she continues to hone her abilities regularly to provide top-level care to the older patients she currently serves. Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy products 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, along with the 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 http://www.HydroWorx.com.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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One of the biggest hurdles for physical therapists is making certain that their patients continue to come back appointment after appointment. Non-compliance can be rampant in the industry due to several psychological and physical barriers. These commonly include those who are low functioning or non-weight bearing, have a low pain tolerance, have co-morbities or are obese. Aquatic therapy has proven to be an excellent way to break down the boundaries for patients who might otherwise stop attending their rehabilitation after one or two sessions. On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, HydroWorx will host a webinar on this topic. Led by presenters Keith Ori and Teresa Kropp, both of Orthopedic Rehab, Inc. in Kalispell, Montana, “Using Aquatic Therapy to Avoid the One-and-Done Patient” is scheduled for 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.D.T. During the hour-long live event, Ori and Kropp will share their successes in using water therapy as a means to reduce patient noncompliance and increase patient recovery, as well as revenue streams. Attendees of “Using Aquatic Therapy to Avoid the One-and-Done Patient” will be introduced to the subject through a series of discussions including: “Using Aquatic Therapy to Avoid the One-and-Done Patient” is free to the public, but pre-registration is required. Please visit http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-fear-avoidance to reserve a spot for this online event. About the Speakers Keith Ori is the owner of Montana-based Orthopedic Rehab, Inc. He has practiced as a physical therapist for more than 30 years, and is also a clinical instructor with the University of Montana. He has opened seven physical therapist owned clinics specializing in post-op physical therapy, and works with orthopedic surgeons and his own staff to develop world-class pool therapy and client protocols. He has spoken extensively about his aquatic business model and has authored pieces on the value of aquatic therapy. Teresa Kropp specializes in aquatic therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine. Like Ori, she received her degree in the early 1980s. As the clinical manager of the Aquatic and Spine Center, Orthopedic Rehab, Inc., Montana, she brings her skills and experience to her rehabilitation work. 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 29,000 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.


ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 1, 2017)--Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the U.S. A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement (TKR) outcomes in patients with obesity. TKR is a common orthopaedic procedure that is used to replace the damaged or worn surfaces of the knee, often caused by injury or osteoarthritis, to decrease pain and restore mobility for patients. "Until recently, little was known about the outcomes of patients with obesity undergoing TKR," said lead study author and orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon J. Ryan Martin, MD. "We sought to review what information is known and what areas need further investigation." According to the current review, prior to surgery, patients should: Researchers also found that excess soft tissue in patients with obesity can obstruct visibility in the treatment site during surgery. This lack of visibility can result in difficulty achieving proper alignment and implant fixation as well as longer surgical time. Techniques such as computer-assisted alignment may expedite surgery, and minimize complications. Post-surgery, patients with obesity are at high risk for revision because of decreased longevity of implants and an elevated risk of infection. Currently, no study has evaluated methods for decreasing these complications, but data suggests it may be beneficial to utilize implants with improved fixation. "Although further research is needed, this review has allowed us to identify a variety of treatment methods to improve outcomes and reduce complications in patients with obesity," said Dr. Martin. "We reviewed the most recent studies on obesity to provide perioperative guidance to improve and optimize outcomes based on our current evidence-based review." From OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC (Dr. Martin), Colorado Joint Replacement, Denver, CO (Dr. Jennings and Dr. Dennis), and the Department of Bioengineering, University of Denver, Denver, theDepartment of Orthopaedics,University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Dr. Dennis). Dr. Martin or an immediate family member serves as a paid consultant to Zimmer Biomet. Dr. Jennings or an immediate family member serves as a paid consultant to DePuy Synthes and Total Joint Orthopedics and has received research or institutional support from DePuy Synthes and Porter Adventist Hospital. Dr. Dennis or an immediate family member has received royalties from DePuy Synthes and Innomed; is a member of a speakers' bureau or has made paid presentations on behalf of and serves as a paid consultant to DePuy Synthes; has stock or stock options held in Joint Vue; and has received research or institutional support from DePuy Synthes and Porter Adventist Hospital.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer are at risk for many conditions and problems directly related to surgery, treatment, therapy and management. Regular exercise in proper environments has been shown to benefit these patients, enabling them to enjoy better qualities of life despite their diseases. On February 23, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.S.T., a dynamic HydroWorx webinar led by presenter Elizabeth McDonald, Director of Therapy Services at Kansas-based Gove County Medical Center, will highlight the value an advanced therapy pool with underwater treadmill pool can bring to those undergoing and recovering from cancer treatment. From a scientific perspective, many studies have shown a direct correlation between cancer patient improvement and regular exercise: McDonald’s webinar, Aquatic Applications for Cancer Rehabilitation, will focus on the many reasons more oncologists and general physicians are pushing patients to get involved in exercise programs. Not only do they recognize that exercise programs encourage stamina but they know they positively affect the way the heart and lungs react to cancer medications and treatments. Because the majority of cancer patients are limited in how much impact they can withstand during exercise and physical therapy, an aquatic therapy environment can provide a more acceptable modality to those who cannot perform traditional land-based therapy during cancer rehabilitation. Aquatic Applications for Cancer Rehabilitation participants will be introduced to a wide range of topics during the event, including: Attendance is free, but pre-registration. is required to join the live discussion. At the end of the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask McDonald questions related to the educational content. As a CPTA for 21 years, Elizabeth McDonald has been the director of Gove county Medical Center’s therapy program for 15 years. She is a member of AACVPR and MOKSAACVPR, and is actively involved in the APTA’s Aquatic Section. She received her degrees from Colby Community College and Pima Medical Institute – Tucson. In addition to those degrees, she holds certifications in BLS and ACLS, and is a Falling Less in Kansas trainer. 1 Michaels, Carol. "The importance of exercise in lung cancer treatment." Translational Lung Cancer Research 5.3 (2016): 235. 2 Evey, Jessica. "Point in Time: The Fitsteps for Life Exercise Program Improves Quality of Life of Persons with Cancer." 2014 Annual Conference. Nchc, 2014. 3 Scherer, R. W., et al. "CNCF podcast: exercise interventions on health-related quality of life for patients with cancer during active treatment." International journal of nursing practice 20 (2014): 687-688. 4 Mishra, Shiraz I., et al. "Are exercise programs effective for improving health-related quality of life among cancer survivors? A systematic review and meta-analysis." Oncology nursing forum. Vol. 41. No. 6. NIH Public Access, 2014. 5 Irene Cantarero-villanueva. "The Effectiveness of a Deep Water Aquatic Exercise Program in Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial - Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation." Archives-pmr.org, 26 Sept. 2012, http://www.archives-pmr.org/article/S0003-9993(12)00928-8/abstract?cc=y=. Accessed 15 Feb. 2017. 6 Fernández-Lao, Carolina, et al. "Water versus land-based multimodal exercise program effects on body composition in breast cancer survivors: a controlled clinical trial." Supportive Care in Cancer 21.2 (2013): 521-530. Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy products 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 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 http://www.HydroWorx.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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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: 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. 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. 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 http://www.HydroWorx.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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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. 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. 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 http://www.HydroWorx.com.


News Article | November 2, 2016
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In the past several years, the term “HIIT” has increased in popularity as an exercise term among the general public. An acronym for “high intensity interval training”, it’s sometimes also referred to as “HIIE” (the word “training” replaced by “exercise”.) HIIT has systematically been used by advanced, elite and professional athletes to amplify weight loss, improve aerobic and anaerobic functioning, increase strength and endurance, and reduce some of the problems associated with chronic diseases. Now, physical therapists and clinicians have begun to explore HIIT on an underwater treadmill for other populations, including older populations not typically associated with “high intensity” training. This type of aquatic therapy performed in an advanced pool with underwater treadmill shows great promise, especially for people of all ages who are looking for a way to get healthier without compromising their joints, exacerbating pre-existing conditions like being overweight or risking injury. HydroWorx is sponsoring an upcoming webinar based on this innovative concept, “Discover the Benefits of a HIIT Aquatic Circuit”, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.D.T. Led by veteran webinar presenter Jackie Halbin, BS, CPT, Living Well Manager at Lakeview Village, the live event will illustrate the many ways a HIIT circuit program can be beneficial to senior living communities, physical therapy clinics or wellness centers. During “Discover the Benefits of a HIIT Aquatic Circuit”, Halbin will talk about her own experiences as a physical therapist working with seniors, and will explore such topics as: Following Halbin’s core discussion, all attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to further their knowledge on the topic of aquatic-based HIIT. “Discover the Benefits of a HIIT Aquatic Circuit” is ideally suited for attendees including group fitness and aquatics instructors, aquatic personal trainers, program managers, wellness directors and physical therapists. The ICAA webinar is free to attend, but pre-registration is necessary and can be made at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-hiit-icaa. About the Presenter: Jackie Halbin Jackie Halbin’s resume includes more than 12 years of experience working with older adults at all functional levels. She is currently the Living Well Manager at Lakeview Village, Lenaxa, Kansas. A Master FallProof Instructor, Halbin is certified through the Aquatic Exercise Association, among other fitness and group exercise entities. 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 29,000 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.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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The 60th APTA PPS Conference will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas from October 19-22, 2016. This anniversary event has shaped up to be a stellar convention for physical therapy business management providers and professionals, offering the attendees the opportunity to test out incredible new modalities including the HydroWorx 300. HydroWorx, a long-time exhibitor at the APTA PPS Conference, will offer demonstrations in the HydroWorx 300 for those who pre-register. Made of 316 marine grade stainless steel and tempered glass, the HydroWorx 300 is a revolutionary stand-alone piece of equipment that enables clinics of all sizes to finally offer aquatic therapy to their clientele without the additional construction costs of adding a hydrotherapy room. With a sleek underwater treadmill and high-powered resistance jet system, the HydroWorx 300 is the perfect tool for physical therapists, for rehabilitation, preventative rehabilitation and conditioning. HydroWorx team members will be located at Booth #723 in the Exhibit Hall. Registration for demonstrations in the HydroWorx 300 can be made by contacting Nicole Biesecker, nicole(at)hydroworx(dot)com. Times are limited, so early sign-up is suggested. In addition to demonstrations of the HydroWorx 300 underwater treadmill, HydroWorx will offer: “We're incredibly excited to once again be a part of APTA's PPS Annual Conference,” says Rob Miller, Chief Sales Officer, HydroWorx. “This premier event allows us to connect and build relationships with people around the country who are actively working to help others heal through innovative physical therapy solutions. Being able to assist them in their objectives with our line of HydroWorx aquatic therapy pools and technologies is a true privilege.” 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 29,000 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.


News Article | November 16, 2016
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A variety of medical conditions including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and pulmonary fibrosis affect the ability of men and women to breathe comfortably. Not only can these respiratory problems lower a person’s overall quality of life, but they affect his or her ability to remain strong, healthy and psychologically positive. Pulmonary rehabilitation is often recommended for patients who fall into this category, but land-based treatment can be challenging due to pre-existing health concerns and comorbidities. As a result, many physical therapists are opting to work with pulmonary rehabilitation patients in aquatic environments. Nell Resnick, PTA, is the head aquatic therapist at Florida’s Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center. An upcoming voice in the movement for aquatic pulmonary rehabilitation, she will lead a one-hour webinar on the topic on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.S.T. Entitled “Strengthening Pulmonary Rehabilitation With Aquatic Therapy”, this HydroWorx event is a comprehensive look at Resnick’s experiences working with physical therapy pulmonary patients in their advanced therapy pool. During the session, the following topic areas will be discussed: Resnick will also share a case study to demonstrate the steps that can lead to pulmonary patient progression. During the concluding minutes of “Strengthening Pulmonary Rehabilitation With Aquatic Therapy”, all listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions and get instant feedback. Participation in this webinar is open to all, and is free of charge. Registration must be made prior to the live event date to ensure a spot. Those interested in learning more about this topic are encouraged to register at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-pulmonary. With more than 20 years of physical therapy experience, Nell Resnick has worked in a variety of settings. In her current role as the head aquatic therapist at Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center, she uses her passion for water-based therapies to help patients with respiratory illnesses and other health concerns. In 2014, Resnick was certified by the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. 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 http://www.HydroWorx.com.

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