Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Physiotherapy

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy utilises specific physiotherapy techniques that combines the properties of water with the knowledge and skills of the physiotherapist, to accelerate the outcome of the rehabilitation process. Hydrotherapy or “aquatic physiotherapy” is a specific physiotherapy technique.

It is an effective way of reducing pain and improving your range of motion. It is used to improve and accelerate the outcome of the rehabilitation process by utilising the warmth and buoyancy of the pool which encourages muscle relaxation and pain reduction thus increasing treatment effectiveness.

It is very effective in treating a whole range of musculoskeletal problems including arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, joint replacements/reconstructions/arthroscopies, fractures, sporting injuries, low back pain/disc injuries, neurological conditions (Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injuries), asthma, weight loss, diabetes, chronic pain syndrome, pre and post natal conditioning, and for general strength, endurance mobility and conditioning.

Useful Information

Hydrotherapy is very effective in treating a whole range of musculoskeletal problems:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint replacements
  • Fractures
  • Sporting injuries
  • Chronic pain syndrome

How can we help?

Hydrotherapy sessions are individually supervised and include an initial clinic appointment to establish goals and a home exercise programme. Clients are individually assessed and a specific aquatic rehabilitation program is prescribed.

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Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy has many benefits including pain reduction, decreased swelling and improved circulation, improved range of motion and flexibility, increased muscle strength and aerobic fitness, improved balance and coordination without the fear of falling, relaxation, decreased muscle spasm and reduced weight bearing forces.

Hydrotherapy Treatments at Southern Sports Physiotherapy

You do not need to have any swimming experience to participate in Hydrotherapy. Our qualified physiotherapists will develop a pool based exercise programme customized to your specific needs. Buoyancy provided by the water is especially useful for patients with orthopaedic conditions, back problems, knee injuries or arthritis. The water facilitates mobility and assists with the patients exercise by reducing the impact on the joints.

Our hydrotherapy programme is often a stepping stone for patients to progress onto gym or land based exercise programmes. Hydrotherapy sessions are individually supervised and include an initial clinic appointment to establish goals and a home exercise programme. Private consultations are $25.00. Discounts are available for Pensioners, Seniors Card holders or by purchasing multiple pool sessions in advance.

Private health rebates will cover hydrotherapy sessions dependent on your level of cover. Clients are individually assessed and a specific aquatic rehabilitation program is prescribed. Classes are of one hour duration.

Session times are: Tuesday 1.00 to 2.00 pm and Friday 2.00 to 3.00 pm at Engadine Health (Anzac Avenue. Engadine).

 

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Please call us and tell us about your problem. Our physiotherapists are here to help!

Our opening Hours are Monday to Friday from 8AM to 7PM and Saturdays from 8AM to 12 (noon). Appointments are available usually on the same day or within one day.

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“Bill provided expert treatment and advise for me and my soccer players throughout the season helping them return to play as quickly as possible. He also provided match day coverage , strapping the players and managing the on field injuries. I have no hesitation in recommending Bill and Southern Sports Physio for help with  treating sports injuries.”

Steve Meadows

Head Coach Marton Hammers FC