Why Aquatic Therapy Is a Great Choice for Treating Injuries

Why Aquatic Therapy Is a Great Choice for Treating Injuries

Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Danielle Debulgado from ATI Physical Therapy about the benefits of aquatic therapy.

Thanks to advancements in technologies and accessibility, a lesser-publicized therapy, known as aquatic therapy, is steadily becoming a highly endorsed secondary option for a range of injury cases. Given the countless mental and physical benefits provided through H2O, everyone from elite-level athletes, to stroke survivors are benefiting from this low-impact, high-return therapy.

At ATI, aquatic therapy is available at a handful of our locations, so we had the opportunity to catch up with one of our aquatic experts, Danielle Debulgado, from the ATI Aurora, Ill., clinic to learn more about the benefits of this increasingly favored therapy option.

Overuse Sports Injuries In Children & Warning Signs You Need To Know

With Tara Hackney PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP, a physical therapy specialist practicing at Athletico in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dr. Brian Cole MD at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Steve Kashul and Tara discuss overuse sports injuries in children including the warning signs that the young athlete needs to know and when to take a break from sport.

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Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning with Dr. Chris Stout

Dr. Brian Cole & Steve Kashul discuss how predictive analytics and machine learning are changing the face of health care with Dr. Chris Stout, Vice President, Department of Clinical Research and Data Analytics for ATI Physical Therapy.Chris Stout Headshot

Dr. Stout, PsyD, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychol­ogist and serves as ATI’s Vice President of Research and Data Analytics, where he brings a diverse background tailored to moving the research agenda forward. He has both an impressive track record of publications and presentations, along with entrepreneurial experience in various healthcare enterprises, and FDA approved research studies. He founded ATI’s Sport and Health Psychology Internship, as well.

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Common Hand Injuries: Text Thumb; Little League Pitchers: Do’s & Don’ts; Importance of Sleep for Optimal Recovery

Episode 17.35 Rerun

Segment One (01:10): Dr. Nik Verma sitting in this week for Dr. Cole joins Steve andImage result for thumb overuse Nicole Kauppila from Athletico Physical Therapy to discuss Tech Thumb injury.

Each year as we approach the holidays, smartphones are listed as a top gift.  With use of smart phones – tech-related injuries called “tech-thumb” resulting from unnatural movements like constant texting are on the rise.

New smartphones often means even more time straining thumbs, in fact young adults spend a staggering one-third of their waking hours on smart phones. Nicole describes causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment for overuse injuries of the hand.


 Segment Two (11:46): Dr. Nik Verma, Head Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox talks with Steve about how to avoid overuse throwing injuries in young athletes; avoid training in one sport all year long, high pitch velocity and pitch counts that can cause damage from repetitive load on the growth plates of young athletes.

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Segment Three (20:14): Todd Sayer, PT from ATI Physical Therapy talks about the importance of sleep for optimal recovery; the correct supportive neutral sleep position; avoiding compressed shoulder joint in side sleepers.

How you sleep dictates how you perform, so whether you are falling short on logging enough sleep each night or poor sleep posture is inhibiting a solid day’s performance, making a few simple changes can help to enable a good night’s rest and support your body’s ability to adapt and adjust.

Todd Sayer  is a Senior Regional Director with ATI. He has 18 years of clinical experience specializing in treatment outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine injuries as well as chronic pain and post-operative care.

Overcoming Sleep Challenges and Discomfort