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.

Ask the Doctor!

This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers.

In this segment Dr. Cole answers questions about:

  • Sports Hernias
  • Psychology in treating patients
  • Shin Splints
  • Broken Ribs
  • Jammed Fingers
  • Discoloration-Bruising around the knees
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Pulled-Torn Muscles
  • Jumpers Knee

Click here to have your question addressed live by Dr. Brian Cole on an upcoming show.

Training for the Adult Endurance Athlete

Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Chris Palmquist to discuss the benefits of Diversified Training for Adult Endurance Athletes, how training changes over the course of a season and how a competitive adult endurance athlete trains during off-season.

Chris Palmquist is a USAT Level III and Youth/Junior Coach, USAC Level I Coach andCoachF.I.S.T. Certified Bike Fitter with 18 years of coaching experience and has coached athletes to success at the regional, national and world level.

Chris has coached elite athletes at ITU World Paratriathlon Events and High Performance Camps at Olympic Training Centers. Chris also coaches training camps for USAT JuniorsChallenged Athletes Foundation and Dare2Tri.

As an athlete, she has numerous top finishes in many sports including triathlon, collegiate rowing, canoe/kayak, cross country skiing, speed skating and road bike racing. Her coaching philosophy is based on trust, communication, balance, achieving top potential and the joy of training and racing.

NBA Player Recovery & Performance after Achilles Tendon Injury

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Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Dr. Johnny Lin from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush about Achilles injuries: how it differs from other injuries and why in many cases the recovery tends to be less than 100%. Dr. Johnny Lin is board certified in orthopedic surgery and specializes exclusively in the treatment of complex foot and ankle disorders.

His interests include the treatment and rehabilitation of work-related injuries, sports-related injuries, deformity correction, arthritis, and fractures of the foot and ankle. He provides comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical approaches to the treatment of foot and ankle problems.dr. johnny lin

When surgery is indicated, he utilizes a full complement of both traditional and newer surgical techniques including cartilage transplant, arthroscopy, ankle replacement, deformity correction and osteotomy sparing bunion surgery.