At River Rock Physical Therapy and Balance Center, we offer the Hydroworx 300 above ground, self-contained, water tank heated to 92 degrees with underwater treadmill.
This highly specialized piece of equipment allows for aquatic therapy in creative ways that other pools don’t offer. Water height can be adjusted to levels ranging from 1 inch to 4 feet 2 inches. The treadmill operates in as little as 18 inches of water. The tank fills and drains in 2 and a half minutes (2’30”). There is a 6-inch platform to step up but no worries-we have a ramp! Even patients requiring wheelchair for distance locomotion can get into the tank! The tank has grab bars and a seat. Treadmill speeds can be adjusted by 0.1 mph. The tank water is monitored regularly and managed with bromine not chlorine. The tank is cleaned between patients. The water is filtered each time it drains and changed quarterly.
What else do you want to know? What does the research say?
Here is a link to the Hydroworx site for a slew of great research. We all know the great benefits of aquatic therapy but feel free to read the science for yourself!
Feel free to schedule a time to come in and see a demonstration of the tank and discuss with our staff just how the water tank may benefit you to reaching your goals in a whole new way!