Taking a Step Forward:  Return to Activity with Underwater Walking & Jogging

Streaming live from the HydroWorx pool!


January 15, 2014 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST (5:00-6:00pm EST)


Presented By:  Murphy Grant, Assistant Athletic Director - Sports Medicine and
Head Football Athletic Trainer at University of Kansas

Murphy Grant


Join Murphy Grant, Head Football Athletic Trainer at University of Kansas, for this live webcast as he demonstrates and discusses several rehabilitation exercises that will help your athlete or patient take a step forward to begin a walking or jogging program.   

Using the water as a medium for rehabilitation techniques has an abundance of benefits. Increasing balance and building confidence are just a couple that will be addressed. 


Attendees will learn:

  • how to identify when a patient/athlete is ready to move to the next step
  • safe and effective progressions from non-weightbearing to walking and/or jogging
  • key exercise protocols for mastering walking and/or jogging



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.




Murphy Grant, who has been a Division I athletic trainer for nine years, is entering into his seventh year as head football athletic trainer and his fifth as Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kansas. Grant came to KU after five years as the athletic trainer for the men’s basketball program at Oklahoma State. He also served as the Cowboys’ strength and conditioning coach for two seasons.


Grant attended Quincy (Ill.) University, where he was a member of the football team from 1992-96. He graduated with a degree in athletic training in 1997. Murphy then went to Illinois State, where he served as a graduate assistant in the athletic training department while receiving his master’s degree in exercise science in 1999. The following summer, he spent one season working with the Boston Red Sox rookie league team. Prior to arriving at OSU, Murphy served two years as head athletic trainer at Missouri Valley College.


In his career, Murphy has been involved in exciting postseason success. While at OSU the Cowboys basketball team advanced to the Final Four, as well as a Sweet 16 appearance. He has been a part of back-to-back bowl games with Kansas football.


In addition to his athletic training work at OSU and Kansas, Grant has also worked with the television show The Biggest Loser, designing workout programs for its contestants specifically regimens affiliated with HydroWorx. Additionally, Grant has spent time working with the Chelsea Football Club of the English Premiere League and also Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. With his vast knowledge of aquatic therapy, he has been a lecturer at several aquatic based seminars.


Grant is married to the former Amy Dana, who is also a certified athletic trainer. The couple has two sons, Jackson and Gavin. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Grant enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.


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