Joe Stilwell is a life-long athlete who has dedicated his career to helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. While playing university level volleyball, Joe earned degrees for both personal training and kinesiology. His dream of opening a water-based training facility was born out of a thesis he wrote involving jump training at Dalhousie University. Upon graduating, he chose to pursue a career in fitness, and for the past three and a half years worked as a personal trainer through Focus Personal Fitness, where he acquired the skills necessary to turn his dream into reality.
Hydrathletics is proud to announce the opening of our brand new facility located in Stittsville, ON to provide the community with advanced aquatic therapy, physiotherapy and massage therapy, as of March 14th, 2016.
Hydrathletics is an aquatic therapy facility with locations in both Kingston, ON and now Stittsville, ON. As the first company to provide public use of HydroWorx® pools in Canada, our facilities are geared towards rehabilitation, sport performance and general fitness. Customized rehabilitation programs are offered for pre and post-surgical patients, people with any severity of orthopaedic injuries, athletic injuries, arthritis, and/or movement dysfunction. Hydrathletics also provides treatment for motor vehicle accident victims, as well as Veteran’s Affairs.
Aquatic therapy is emerging as the choice treatment for people with varying injuries and health issues, as well as professional athletes. Hydrathletics utilizes advanced HydroWorx® pool technology, including underwater treadmill, to help clients regain and maintain mobility, strength and function. Aquatic therapy allows clients to perform exercises in a low-impact environment, which helps to normalize movement and therefore, reduce pain and dysfunction. The pools allow for earlier rehab commencement, faster recovery, and most importantly, effective and enjoyable therapy.
We are excited to have the opportunity to serve the people of Ottawa and surrounding areas.
For more information about Hydrathletics, please visit www.hydrathletics.ca. To book an appointment or to ask questions, call 613-836-6383 or email Shawna Emmott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 5th, 2015 the Kingston Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Achievement Awards where local businesses and business people are recognized for their contribution to the Kingston community. The nominees are judged on their business acumen, community involvement and charitable work.
We are proud to share that Hydrathletics Inc. owner and founder Joe Stilwell was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was both humbled and honoured to receive such a prestigious award. His fellow award recipients were:
Sustainability Award (sponsored by Union Gas Ltd): St. Lawrence College – Footprint
Tourism/Hospitality Award (sponsored by Tourism Kingston, a division of KEDCO): The Haunted Walk Kingston
New Business of the Year (sponsored by Wilkinson & Company LLP): Coffee Trends
Small Business of the Year (sponsored by OLG): Response I.T.
Medium Business of the Year (sponsored by Investors Group Financial Services Inc.): Landmark Cinemas
Large Business of the Year (sponsored by TVCOGECO): Costco
Business Person of the Year (sponsored by Four Points by Sheraton): Bonnie Golomb, Editor Profile Kingston, CEO Pita Pit.
Chair’s Award (sponsored by Empire Life): Dean Byrnes, Eikon Device Inc.
Thank you to the Chamber and everyone who supported Joe! We look forward to being a part of the 2016 awards ceremony.
Owner and head trainer, Joe Stilwell, working with Dallas Soonias in the pool. Dallas is a member of Volleyball Canada’s indoor senior men’s team. Dallas is recovering from a knee injury he sustained last season.
Joe Stilwell was still in high school when his curiosity became a dream that would later end up helping others and changing lives.
Stilwell is now the owner of Hydrathletics Aquatic Therapy and Sports Training, a facility that utilizes both in-water and on-land therapy and training for clients from varsity athletes to physical rehabilitation patients. But he was only a teenager when he discovered the basis for his Kingston-based business that helps clients achieve their fitness and rehabilitation goals.