HydroWorx, headquartered in Middletown, Pa, offers a free webinar discussing how aquatic therapy can help treat injuries to the Achilles tendon.

Presented by Katherine Lorens, assistant athletic trainer at the University of Utah, the webinar—called “Torn Achilles Tendon: An Aquatic Therapy Case Review”—will take place on September 24 from 12 pm to 1 pm EDT, according to a news release from HydroWorx.

The HydroWorx website notes that during the webinar, Lorens will discuss how aquatic therapy is used to treat various conditions and injuries at the University of Utah. During the discussion, she will highlight the properties of water and the features of the pools she uses that can help make them effective for the athletes she treats.

She will then present a case study regarding the rehabilitation of a Division I gymnast’s torn Achilles tendon using aquatic therapy. This will include a review of the case history and injury, the timeline of the rehab, and the outcome. Pictures and video of the specific exercises and protocols used in the water will also be shown, the website continues.

Following the presentation, there will be a 15- to 20-minute Q&A session.

As a result of attending the webinar, participants will learn how aquatic therapy is used on a daily basis at the University of Utah to treat a multitude of conditions and injuries, the properties of water and features of their pools, and specific exercises and protocols used in the water for the rehabilitation of the torn Achilles tendon, per the website.

Continuing education credits will be available for those who attend the webinar in its entirety: one CEU for athletic trainers through BOC, and certificates for all others if they wish to petition their certification agency for CEUs.

For more information and to register, visit HydroWorx.

[Source: HydroWorx]