Hydrotherapy, also known as Aquatic Physiotherapy, refers to physiotherapy treatment provided in a warm water pool. The warm water allows muscle relaxation and pain relief such that the physiotherapist can achieve effective joint mobilisation and rehabilitation exercises, which may not be able to be performed on land. The buoyancy of the water enables an exercise program when weight bearing is otherwise prohibited, for example after surgery or painful arthritic conditions. The water can be used for both resistance in strength exercises or as assistance through floating.
Top Benefits of Hydrotherapy...
Reduction of muscle spasm (tight muscles)
Ease of movements compared to land based exercise
Reduction of swelling
Enhanced cardiovascular fitness
Increased strength & endurance
Improved balance & stabilisation
Who can benefit from hydrotherapy treatment?
Hydrotherapy can be used to help a wide number of conditions and injuries that you may experience, which can include:
Post surgery rehabilitation – for example joint replacement, back surgery
Back pain/sciatica/lumbar instability
Whiplash & other neck pain
Shoulder and arm pain
Back and pelvic pain during pregnancy
Upper and lower limb injury management
Chronic pain conditions
Hydrotherapy can booked as an individual session with the physiotherapist or you may progress into small groups where you continue to perform your own program under group supervision of the physiotherapist.
At In Stride Health Clinic we use the newly opened heated pools with Ascot Vale Leisure Centre. No referral is required for our hydrotherapy classes/sessions - simply book your initial 1:1 assessment with one of our qualified physiotherapists and go from there. Book online by visiting here.