We are proud to say that we are the only physiotherapy practice in the region that have an indoor heated pool for hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy, otherwise known as Aquatic Physiotherapy, is a specific form of physiotherapy treatment conducted in a heated pool. Aquatic Physiotherapy treatment incorporates individual assessment, diagnosis and the use of clinical reasoning skills to formulate a treatment program appropriate to each patient’s needs. By combining hands-on pool based physiotherapy treatment techniques and specifically designed exercises supervised by physiotherapists. Hydrotherapy helps regain or enhance physical well being in a warm relaxing environment. . The temperature of the water is maintained at the ideal therapeutic temperature for the rehabilitation of injuries of 30 -32 2 degrees Celsius.
A series of gentle therapeutic exercises (distinct from swimming or aqua-aerobics) carried out in a heated pool allow greater comfort and range of movement as the water supports body weight. Therapeutic exercises can be progressed safely using the resistance of the water to strengthen the muscles and improve stability.
We are with the patients throughout the session to instruct clients on the appropriate exercises for their condition and aim to progress them through their rehabilitation. External referrals from other physiotherapists for hydrotherapy can also be made.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Aquatic Physiotherapy can help relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilize joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness.
Some of the many conditions that can benefit from an individualised Aquatic Physiotherapy program include:
Aquatic Physiotherapy has been shown to bring pain relief, combined with long lasting improvements in joint mobility and muscle strength.
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