Aquatic therapy is typically the first step in rehabilitation for post-surgical patients or patients suffering from a painful injury. Water serves as a highly effective, nearly weightless environment that offers the ability to improve strength, flexibility, and function to progress recovery.
The Hydroworx 300 is a revolutionary underwater treadmill that allows patients to rehabilitate injuries while only bearing 20-25% of their weight. This weightless environment results in:
You do not have to be a patient to use the aquatic treadmill at VTFC. Many clients, ranging from long-distance runners in training and clients who enjoy aquatic therapy, can rent time on the aquatic treadmill. Clients can choose either a 30-minute session or 60-minute session when renting time on our Hydroworx Sport 300 aquatic treadmill.
Nearly all of our aquatic exercises keep your head above water. The most common water depths are chest high or waist deep. Swimming is not a common activity in our aquatic treadmill. Due to the dimensions of the aquatic treadmill it would be difficult to actually swim.