Swansea City's Jay Fulton hits the pool to boost recovery

12th July 2014

While the Swans squad has been training in the sweltering conditions in Chicago, Jay Fulton has been left lapping it up on his own in the pool.
The Scottish midfielder picked up a knee ligament injury the day before the squad jetted out to America for their two-week tour, which is likely to see him miss the start of the new season.
Fulton boarded the plane with the rest of Garry Monk's squad in a knee brace as the 20-year-old looked to start his rehabilitation Stateside.
It has meant a trip to a state-of-the-art hydroworx facility in Chicago, which is aiding his recovery.
And as first-team physio Kate Rees explained, the young Scot is benefiting massively from the facility.



"We have been using a hydroworx facility, which is basically an underwater treadmill," she said.
"The player is immersed in water, which is great from a rehab point of view because you can unload the joints and muscles, while you can do normal movement patterns within the pool.
"Through hydrotherapy you can also add compression and resistance into the water so you help the muscles maintain their strength and physical ability without overloading the joints.
"It's a great rehabilitation tool for us to use. There are some facilities like this back in the UK, and it's certainly something we would like to invest in at Swansea in the near future."
Fulton arrived at the Liberty from Scottish club Falkirk last January, and was included in the first-team squad following Monk's appointment a month later.
He went on to make his debut off the bench in a 4-1 win over Aston Villa in April, while he was handed his first start in the final-day victory at Sunderland.