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Top benefits of Hydrotherapy...

Updated: Apr 15

An elderly water aerobics class using pool noodles for exercise

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...

  • Pain relief

  • 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

  • Enhanced wellbeing

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

  • Sports injuries

  • Balance/coordination problems

  • Shoulder and arm pain

  • Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Stroke

  • Back and pelvic pain during pregnancy

  • Fracture rehabilitation

  • Upper and lower limb injury management

  • Chronic pain conditions

  • Neurological presentations

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.

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