HydroWorx Aquatic Therapy Pool at Genesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Athletes and patients can make use of the cutting-edge, underwater treadmill pool, the likes of which are used by top health care and sports facilities worldwide and unlike any aquatic therapy in the Quad City region.
Runner Karson Sommer, Bettendorf,
uses the HydroWorx underwater
treadmill as PT, Kathryn Ellsworth
studies his gait pattern on the video screen.
By taking advantage of the body’s buoyancy in water, a HydroWorx pool will eliminate up to 80 percent of an individual’s body weight. This, in conjunction with therapeutic warm water, allows for substantially decreased joint compression and pain.
Utilization of the HydroWorx pool leads to immediate early range-of-motion gains during rehabilitation. Gait training in a low-impact environment allows for earlier normal walking patterns, which were formerly delayed until pain-free, land-based training was possible. Hydrostatic pressure promotes the healing and strengthening of injured tissue by reducing joint stiffness, decreasing swelling, and lowering blood pressure levels. Improved circluation will increase muscle tone, flexibility, and cardiovasuclar stamina while decreaseing recovery time.
Two underwater cameras greatly enhance a therapist’s diagnostic capabilities when evaluating an athlete/patient's underwater gait pattern. An athlete/patient has the ability to watch and adjust underwater movements, ensuring proper form and safety.
HydroWorx’s pool has 2 jets with adjustable strengths that are essential for rehabilitation, resistance exercises, physical training, swimming-in-place, removing lactic acid from tired muscles, and deep-tissue massage.
HydroWorx therapy pools are also utilized by professional and collegiate teams across the country including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Notre Dame, Appalachian State, and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Genesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is located at 1702 East 53rd Street in Davenport. To find out more about our pool or for a free trial, call 563-421-9660.