Now available at DPTSI: HydroWorx Underwater Treadmill

Doctor's Physical Therapy & Sports Institute Now Offers HydroWorx Underwater Treadmill to Help Patients Heal Faster in a Pain-free, Safe Environment.


Edinburg, Tx October 2018- DPTSI has expanded to offer aquatic therapy to their patients to safely accelterate rehabilitaion with less pain for individuals with a myriad of ailments. HydroWorx products are used by the top healthcare and sports facilities worldwide.

HydroWorx patented underwater treadmill is integrated seamlessly and is revolutionizing rehabilitation, conditioning and recovery. By taking advantage of the body's buoyancy in water, a HydroWorx underwater treadmill will eliminate from 20% to 90% of an individual's body weight. For example, in collarbone-deep water, a 200 pound subject will bear only 20 pounds while in the underwater treadmill. This, in conjunction with the therapeutic warm water, allows for substantially decreased joint compression and pain.

As a result, with HydroWorx, early range-of-motion gains during rehab are immediately a reality. Gait training in a low impact environment allows for earlier replication of proper ambulatory biomechanics, which were formerly postponed until pain-free, land-based training was possible. Hydrostatic pressure promotes the healing and strengthening of injured tissue by reducing joint stiffness, decreasing swelling, and lowering blood pressure levels, Cardiovascular stamina, muscle toning, and flexibility are augmented by the resistance that water provides.

Triathlons, marathons and road races have become very popular ways for staying active. Many people sign up throughout the year as something to look forward to when summer rolls around. However, with an increased amount of land training and running, injuries and joint pain is inevitable. It is important to look for different techniques to use throughout your training program to help with recovery and regeneration as well as augment some of the land miles.

Alberto Salazar, Coach of the Oregon Project’s elite runners, such as Galen Rupp and Mo Farah, relies on underwater treadmill running to give his elite runners a training edge. Salazar explains: “We don’t consider it an alternative to running outside. We consider it as important as running outside. It helps us become stronger by running against the resistance of the water and it helps us recover from our dry land training.”

Salazar and the runners at the Oregon Project rely on HydroWorx underwater treadmill running to:

Supplement outside land training with 30-40 minute water runs 4-5 times/week
If injured, safely continue training to prevent de-conditioning
Increase weekly mileage for important competitions without increasing the risk of injury
Create a constant state of active recovery using water’s unique healing properties during runs

6 Benefits of Underwater Running


To learn more about the types of conditions our physical therapists treat and how DPTSI uses the HydroWorx Underwater Treadmill, visit our website at www.dptsi.org or contact us at (956)205-2704 to book your next appointment today. Feel free to schedule and direct pay your HydroWorx session online at our website by clicking on the link below.