June 07, 2008

Taking a dip in the Swim-Ex

We had a great professional development opportunity today!

When an institution buys a Swim-Ex hydrotherapy pool, part of the package is a training session by a practitioner in the field. David Brennan, from the Human Performance Lab at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, gave us a training session on the use of the Swim-Ex pool.

He commented that Chaifetz Arena has one of Swim-Ex's newest and most versatile pools and he showed us how to make the most of it. It will be utilized for rehabilitation, reconditioning and cardiovascular training and will help Billiken athletes spend the least amount of "downtime".

Not only will it help Jonathan Burch and his staff serve the SLU Athletic Department, it will also serve as a great teaching tool for our Athletic Training students.

David Brennan (standing on platform) leading the Swim-Ex training session. In the pool is SLU Athletic Trainer Theresa Hummel, watching is Dr. Mark Reinking, Angie Wills, Dr. Tricia Austin and Jonathan Burch.

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