Hydrotherapy is a form of water-based treatment conducted by qualified exercise physiologists and physiotherapists. Physical Therapy boasts a 20x10 metre hydrotherapy pool:
- Maintained at 34°C;
- Hydraulic chair – for clients who need assistance getting in and out of the pool;
- Steps with handrails to access the shallow end of the pool;
- Pool depth – 1.0m to 1.55m;
- Fitted with secure hand rails at water level running the length of the pool;
- A variety of aquatic flotation devices and equipment available for use.
Services we offer in the hydrotherapy pool include:
- Private consultations;
- Post-surgery and injury rehabilitation;
- WorkCover and CTP rehabilitation;
- Adult group exercise classes;
- Disabled children’s exercise classes;
- Prenatal exercise classes.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy:
- Hydrotherapy provides great benefits to individuals with a range of conditions, in particular: joint replacements, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, lumbar spine pain, sports injuries and stroke rehabilitation.
- Non-weight bearing nature of hydrotherapy facilitates early movement post-surgery or injury;
- Buoyancy of water reduces impact on the joints and thus reduces pain during exercise;
- Pressure exerted by the water helps to increase circulation, reducing swelling and fluid retention;
- Warm temperature of a hydrotherapy pool raises muscle temperature, relaxing the muscle and reducing muscle spasm – improves muscle contractility and relaxed muscle length;
- Resistance of the water provides the ideal environment for low-grade resistance training following an injury – particularly suitable for the older population who require balance and strength training.