Group Class Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm – 2pm with Brodie Dionysius/Justin Wilson/Annalise Sheppard

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is Physiotherapy treatment and exercise that is conducted in water. The physiotherapy and exercises is conducted in warm water (usually 31-32°) and many patients find this relieving to their pain. Also the buoyancy of the water commonly enables people to perform exercises that they would not be able to perform on land or at home.

During an Hydrotherapy session, the clinician may utilise exercises, manual therapy and specialised pool equipment to try to achieve improvements in patients injuries or conditions. The specific goals of hydrotherapy will be different for every individual and condition/injury. Hydrotherapy sessions are usually group-based but also can be performed 1 on 1 with the clinician for those requiring closer supervision and greater clinician intervention.

Can be beneficial for people experiencing:

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder problems
  • Post surgery rehabilitation
  • Sporting injuries
  • Post stroke
  • Neurological disorders
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased mobility
  • Reduced balance
  • Cardiac conditions

Benefits may include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Improved balance and co-ordination
  • Injury prevention
  • Increased cardio-vascular fitness
  • Lowered stress levels

How do I try Hydrotherapy?

An individual assessment at our clinic is first required so that your clinician can assess your movement and function. This allows the therapist to customise a treatment and exercise program that is designed for your specific needs. This assessment will also ensure that you are medically safe to perform this type of therapy in the pool. Then you can decide if you prefer and require 1 on 1 therapy or if a small class/group environment is suitable for your needs.

The pool facility has good provision for entry via steps or a ramp with rails. A lifter equipped to assist those with severe restrictions in mobility can also be used to enter and exit the pool.

Your clinician is in the pool with you the whole time to instruct and monitor your program.

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