The HydroWorx underwater treadmill allows patients to safely and comfortably return to walking, running or other sport-specific activities without the body weight and joint impact normally felt on hard, outdoor surfaces.

Underwater treadmill therapy has proven particularly helpful for patients who:

  • Are dealing with arthritis-related joint pain
  • Have suffered stress fractures and have been given weight-bearing precautions
  • Are, post-op, having difficulty regaining range of motion due to pain
  • Are having balance and confidence deficits, not quite trusting a lower extremity
  • Are athletes recovering from an injury who need interval training against resistance

Benefits of Underwater Treadmill Training:

  • Promotes early range of motion
  • Initiates gait training in a low impact environment
  • Enhances muscle strengthening
  • Increases healing and strengthening of injured tissue
  • Reduces joint stiffness

Benefits of aquatic therapy

  • Increased buoyancy relieves the pressure on stressed joints, provides a low impact form of exercising
  • While exercising in chest deep water, the body is 80% weightless, bearing only 20% weight
  • Warm water improves circulation and can help with increasing range of motion in stiff joint
  • Hydrostatic pressure improves circulation helping to decrease inflammation, swelling and pain
  • Water provides a natural resistance for strengthening

What to expect during a Hydroworx appointment

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early the appointment
  • Session duration: about 60 minutes
  • Towels are provided
  • Water temperature is kept at 97-98 degrees

Request your appointment today by calling 317.817.1200

Our Forté Fast orthopedic urgent care clinic will be closed at our Noblesville location on Friday, July 19th.

Our Tipton location will be closed on Monday, July 22nd. We'll re-open with our normal business hours on Tuesday, July 23rd.

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