Physical therapists working with aging adults on the key components of balance and strength are encouraged to attend an upcoming HydroWorx sponsored webinar on May 12, 2016, from 1-2 p.m. E.D.T.

Middletown, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2016

Balance and strength are at the heart of being able to move efficiently, effectively and safely through the responsibilities and duties associated with everyday life. When either factor – balance or strength – is compromised, the result can be a real or perceived lower quality of life for the affected individual. Yet as people age, they may find that it’s difficult to regain, retain or build balance and strength in traditional land-based exercise environments. This inevitably leads to muscle weakness, instability and similar issues. Fortunately, aquatics is a proven, comfortable complement or alternative to regular rehab and exercise.

Rachel McDermott, Director of Rehabilitation at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa, has a great deal of expertise in the use of hydrotherapy with senior clientele. In her position, she works regularly in an advanced therapy pool with an underwater treadmill and resistance jets to facilitate strength and balance building in adults who might not be able to continue a similar exercise regimen on land. McDermott has expertise in acute, skilled and outpatient rehab with a focus on creative and progressive forms of therapy, especially in aquatic settings.

On May 12, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.D.T., McDermott will present “Use of Aquatics for Balance and Strength Training Programs,” a free, one-hour webinar sponsored by HydroWorx. This webinar is designed to inform attendees involved in any aspect of senior care, from hands-on clinicians to executive administrators.

McDermott’s presentation will include discussions on several key topics, including:

  • The different levels of balance training that older adults often need.
  • An understanding of how to progress physical therapy clients appropriately as they improve.
  • Examples of aquatic exercises for older adults that promote balance and strength.
  • How aquatics protocols can be personalized and integrated into an individual’s therapy and wellness plan.
  • How to transfer exercises completed in a therapy pool to land-based exercises for continuous results.

Registration for “Use of Aquatics for Balance and Strength Training Programs” is required to attend this event. Please visit the registration page to participate.

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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 24,000 athletes and patients use HydroWorx technology to recover from injuries and health conditions.

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