Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Physiotherapy is a great way to meet your rehabilitation or exercise goals

Hydrotherapy or aquatic physiotherapy is when a physiotherapy treatment is carried out in warmed water (approximately 34degrees), where the properties of water are utilised to achieve specific, therapeutic goals. The warm water provides a relaxing, supportive medium for pain-free movement and treatment. It helps to improve joint and muscle flexibility, strength, coordination and endurance, resulting in better movement control and abilities.

Aquatic physiotherapy assists with the rehabilitation of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and psychological function of the individual. It can help to maintain a persons level of function or prevent deterioration through balance and falls prevention, and prevent injury through exercise.

Exercise in the water assists people with:

  • Strokes, head injuries, spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions
  • Post fall recovery and balance retraining to prevent further falls
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint replacements and reconstructions
  • Spinal surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Swelling/oedema
  • Strength training
  • Fatigue management

We run regular sessions at Belconnen CISAC Hydrotherapy pool on Tuesday, and Hartley Hydrotherapy pool in Hughes on Thursdays.

We can also support you in your local pool to implement a program you can do regularly by yourself or with your family or support workers.

For more information, please call us on 02 6162 0450.