In December 2017, Wake Forest Sports Medicine unveiled its new state of the art athletic training facility on the ground floor of the Kenneth D. Miller Center.
With an increase of over 2,600 square feet, the new athletic training room includes treatment and rehabilitation areas, taping space, exam rooms, staff offices and hydrotherapy pools. The entire area also features enhanced graphics and audio visual equipment, which includes ten televisions with an improved sound system.
Each of the treatment pods include a combination of four treatment tables to maximize the ability to treat all student athletes. Some of the cutting edge modalities include a Light Force Deep Tissue Therapeutic Laser and Owens Recovery Science Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation units. An improved physician area includes two private exam rooms as well as a larger procedure room.
A key component to the new training room is a larger space dedicated to the physical therapy and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. With double the square footage from its previous location, the new area features an Alter G treadmill, Keiser Pneumatic Strength equipment, Cybex Arc Trainer, Tru Stretch unit, to name a few.
The new hydrotherapy area includes five Hydroworx pools, as compared to three in the former sports medicine location in Reynolds Gym. There are two polar plunge pools, two thermal plunge pools and an ultramodern therapeutic pool equipped with an underwater treadmill that will help aid in the physical recovery for all student athletes. Powerful massage hoses easily attach for specific deep tissue therapy.
The HydroWorx 2000 is a radically functional hydrotherapy pool. This revolutionary aquatic therapy equipment boasts a host of high-performance features which represent the cooperative efforts of visionaries, engineers, and clinicians. This variable depth pool features a moveable floor, 8'x12′ underwater treadmill, resistance jet technology, and computer and camera systems to satisfy the varied demands of traditional physical rehabilitation, as well as those of dominant, world-class athletes. The therapy pool accommodates one to four people during treadmill therapy or conditioning sessions.
Now centrally located with convenient access for all student athletes, the new Wake Forest Sports Medicine and Hydrotherapy areas will only enhance the level of care and support afforded to our student athletes.
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