Aquatic Rehab Progressions for Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Presented By:  Jason McVeigh MS, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Tennessee


Foot and Ankle Injuries Webcast

This webcast will provide treatment ideas using the benefits of hydrotherapy for common sports-related foot and ankle injuries such as 5th metatarsal fractures, Lisfranc injury, “turf-toe,” ankle sprains and high ankle sprains. It will include a discussion of implementing HydroWorx equipment into a new facility. The demonstration will take place in a HydroWorx 1200 Series pool with video monitoring system where the presenter will utilize the underwater treadmill, aquatic jets, and varying depths of water to present practical exercises and protocols for foot and ankle injuries. McVeigh will also discuss the speeds, depth, exercises and progression for each of the following phases of rehabilitation. 

  • Pre-weight bearing and partial weight bearing phase
  • Early phase rehab
  • Middle phase rehab
  • Advanced phase rehab

This 1 hour webcast will be broadcast live from the HydroWorx 1200 Series pool at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Live attendees will have the opportunity to see the HydroWorx 1200 Series pool as well as Thermal and PolarPlunge pools.

 *Continuing Education (you must attend the live webcast in its entirety):

Athletic Trainers: One CEU available for Athletic Trainers through BOC 
All Others: Certificates will be available if you wish to petition your certification agency for CEUs. 

Expand Your Business by Offering Aquatic Therapy for the Aging Athlete

In this webinar participants will receive an introduction to the principles of aquatic therapy, with specific applications for pediatric client populations.  There will be additional focus on physical therapy care planning for children including land to water transitions, treatment considerations, and documentation.


Participants will be able take the following away from this presentation:


  • The properties of water that are beneficial for pediatric therapy
  • What pediatric populations can benefit from aquatic therapy
  • What treatment considerations and precautions/contraindications exist for this population
  • How and when to transition between water and land therapy
  • How to effectively document aquatic therapy
  • What equipment can be used to enhance therapy sessions
  • How to make sessions fun for kids


All of this information will be supported by case studies from Cindy’s aquatic therapy program at Children’s Hospital of St. Paul.



Jason McVeigh enters his ninth season as Director of Sports Medicine at Tennessee, and his 16th overall with the UT athletics department. McVeigh has been a member of the UT Sports Medicine staff since 1999, when he joined the Vols as the Director of Rehabilitation. Under his supervision, the UT Sports Medicine department has added several key features to assist in the care of UT student-athletes. These include addition of a Team Physician's Clinic, an on-site X-ray unit, baseline echocardiograms and concussion testing for all student-athletes, a revised substance abuse testing policy, an expanded state-of-the-art physical therapy clinic, as well as development of Team EXCEL, a multi-disciplined program aimed at addressing the complex behavioral health needs of the UT student-athlete. McVeigh graduated Summa Cum Laude from UT in 1996 with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. He then went on to receive his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1999. He is a certified athletic trainer and is also a board certified specialist in sports physical therapy. He is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. McVeigh has spoken at several local and national sports medicine conferences on topics related to both physical therapy and athletic training. 


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