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Super User

Please follow the link to read an article from the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 2010, By Human Kinetics Inc.

There research shows that exercising in water and specifically using an underwater treadmill can benefit those with Osteoarthritis.

They concluded that;

"patients diagnosed with OA will display similar energy expenditures during short-term exercise on an underwater versus land treadmill when speeds are greater than preferred. This finding along with the perceived pain findings would indicate that patients with OA may receive the same aerobic conditioning during underwater treadmill exercise with less joint pain than performing the same exercise on land. While future longitudinal research is needed, underwater treadmill exercise may also lead to greater improvements in mobility when compared with the same exercise performed on land."

Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:58

Purely Essential - Teresa Marsh

I have had great success with the Physio 1611. I have an 81year old lady who fell in April and cracked her pelvis. She is a very agile lady but the accident left her totally insecure, she was having to use a walking frame and had given up driving her car. After completing 6 x 30minute sessions under my supervision she had gained her confidence back and was able to walk again un-aided. The Physio 1611, due to the fact that she was supported by the water as I had the level of water to her waist was able to walk quite comfortably and without pain. I corrected her posture whilst she was walking paying particular notice of her foot movements. She has also corrected her other health issues because she was able to exercise in comfort. Vera is now on her 22nd treatment has returned to her active senior life style and drives herself to all her functions. Although she is very well and active she remains a weekly client as she finds exercising in the Physio 1611  has improved her health and wellbeing.

TERESA MARSH - PURELY ESSENTIAL

 

Friday, 07 December 2012 16:48

Two Year Warranty

LexKo, hereinafter referred to as "the Company" warrants for two years from date of delivery to the original purchaser, that the LexKo PhysioPool and HydroCo product shall be from defects in material and/or workmanship. The Company's obligation under this warranty is limited to replacing and/or repairing, at the Company's discretion, any and or all defective componentry.

The Warranty offer is limited to parts and labour in the first year and parts only for the second year. Refer to Company for further information.

Authorised returns only may be shipped at the Company's expense. The Company's warranty does not extend to any part of the product or products that may have been damaged due to shipment, improper installation, accident, misuse, neglect, and alteration, site conditions beyond the control of the Company, repair or use not in accordance with the Product User & Installation Guide. No representation or warranty is implied with respect to compliance with any laws or regulations of the original purchaser's locale.

Exclusions - Consumables including but not limited to Cartridge filters, filter media and conveyor belt are not covered by warranty. Product and materials damaged as a result of incorrect pool water chemistry maintenance are not covered by warranty - maintain a daily water chemistry log book with full history from time of systems original installation, this will be required when making a warranty claim. Surface discoloration - fading etc, Is not covered by warranty. Heat pads, electromechanical lift and autoclavable components are limited to a one year parts & labour warranty.

The Company's warranties are in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied and the provisions stated for replacement and or repair are in lieu of all other remedies. The Company's warranty does not imply that the product shall be merchantable or that it shall be fit for any particular purpose. The Company shall not be liable for any consequential damages or compensation arising from, or in conjunction with the use or performance of the products, or any indirect damages to any property, person, revenues or profit, or the cost of removal, installation or re-installation, including any and/or all damages arising out of the inability to use the products. The Two Year Warranty terms and conditions shall be deemed made in the State of Victoria, Australia – The Governing Law shall be Victorian Law.

Friday, 07 December 2012 10:17

Leading the way with water

Thursday, 06 December 2012 14:34

What is hydrotherapy?

Below you will find how www.Hydrotherapytraining.com defines Hydrotherapy, Aquatic Physiotherapy and conditions that can benefit from both.


What is Hydrotherapy?

Simply speaking hydrotherapy is using the water for therapy. The term has been used since Greek and Roman times and man has always known the inherent value of water. However the term hydrotherapy has had so many meanings over the centuries that it can be a little confusing to people. Some of the activities that occur in a hydrotherapy pool include:

  • Aquatic Physiotherapy
  • Water Exercise
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Swimming for Special Populations

Aquatic Physiotherapy

Aquatic physiotherapy is physiotherapy carried out in warm water where the properties of water are utilized with the knowledge and skills of the physiotherapists to improve the outcome of the rehabilitation process. The physiotherapist already has expertise in human movement and pathologies so uses the warm water to assist and resist body movements, relax muscles, and help decrease pain. Aquatic physiotherapy can be used alone, or in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, to improve muscle power, range of joint movement, balance, co-ordination, fitness and confidence in movement.

Water Exercise

People with appropriate exercise qualifications may design individual exercise programs or conduct classes in the water. Classes vary depending on the group of patients, their age, swimming ability and medical condition. Many water exercise classes are simply general exercise classes conducted in a swimming pool. People with a particular medical condition should ensure that the instructor has the appropriate qualifications to understand these conditions and advise you on the best activities to do in the water. Physiotherapists are the most appropriate professionals to consult when pain is involved.

Why is water therapy beneficial?

  • Decreases muscle spasm
  • Assists with pain reduction
  • Provides greater joint flexibility
  • Allows variable weight bearing
  • Specific strength training is possible
  • Allows balance training without fear
  • Reduces swelling
  • Allows people of all ages and disabilities to move more easily and get fitter
  • A pleasant form of rehabilitation

Conditions Benefiting from Aquatic Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists with appropriate qualifications use aquatic physiotherapy techniques to treat many types of patients. An aquatic physiotherapist uses hands-on techniques to treat their patients individually in the hydrotherapy pool. They use manual therapy techniques to treat joint and soft tissue problems, prescribe exercises, correct posture and educate regarding the patient’s rehabilitation.

Conditions treated include:

  • Back problems
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Strokes
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Balance disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
Thursday, 06 December 2012 13:32

Suspense

 

Features

Vertical Floatation
Low-Impact Fitness
Buoyancy
Resistance
H2O Heart Rate
Shallow Water
Modular Assembly
Clear Viewing

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 18:46

Lexko Design & Build

If you are building a new facility that requires a custom Hydrotherapy pool, we can design one to meet your specification.

Our Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy pools are designed to either be incorporated into a newly designed building or easily retrofitted into an existing building.  

Our products are all built in our factory, fitted and tested before they are disassembled ready to be carried through a normal size doorway and assembled in any room and on any floor.

Most recently we completed a Rehabilitation pool for the Mater Hospital in Australia, NSW.  Please follow the link below to a video of the staff talking about the great patient outcomes they have had by offering this kind of treatment.

http://www.materhospital.com.au/services/orthopaedics/rehabilitation

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 18:38

The Lexko Underwater Treadmill

The PhysioPools Underwater Treadmills are the result of many years of research, development and testing. They are offered in the following products;

The PhysioPools range of products is designed with quality and ease of use in mind.  All our systems feature state of the art filtration and water management systems.

What gives the PhysioPools Underwater Treadmill Systems the point of difference;

  • All systems are designed to be installed n an existing room.  All components are delivered in modular form to be carried through a standard doorway and assembled in room.
  • Class leading design, all units are very high quality and robust.
  • International 2 year warranty
  • State of the art filtration and automatic water treatment system designed for OPTIMUM HYGEINE
  • Storage tank and equipment can be located up to 10m away, in another room, on the floor above or the floor below.
  • All our products can be easily relocated at any time, with minimum cost.
  • All products are designed, manufactured and installed by PhysioPools engineers and trades.

Leasing is also available across all the range.

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 01:32

SpaTrack Lifestyle

Features

  • Designer Spa Looks
  • High spec underwater treadmill
  • Flexibility in exterior cladding.
  • Endless skimming design
  • Heated and filtered