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What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy, also called pool therapy or aquatic therapy, is a type of water exercise used to help people heal and recover. It is used by people with neurological disorders or injuries. It takes place in a swimming pool. The purpose of the exercises is to make the blood move more and help physical and mental symptoms. It needs to be done by someone trained like a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. Different temperatures can be used like warm water or cold water.
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Aquatic therapy can help without you needing to take medicine. A licensed and certified provider will make sure the therapy is safe with no bad side effects. It can also be good for your overall health. Are you in Melbourne or Sydney and need assistance, give us a call.
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Health Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Aquatic exercise is a type of physical therapy that has low impact. This means it doesn’t put too much pressure on your joints. People can do these activities and still work out, but with less pain.
Treatments & Services
Eases Joint Pain
Promotes Blood Flow
Range of Movement
Water Physiotherapy Near Me
Our water physiotherapy programs can help you stay fit and healthy. Water helps support your weight, so it is easier to exercise in the pool. It can also be used to treat injuries or help with rehabilitation. A physiotherapist will work with you to give you exercises that are good for your injury.
Our hydrotherapy pool has group classes with a maximum of 8 people. A qualified physio will help everyone in the pool during class. If you are new to hydrotherapy program, it is best to book an initial consultation with one of our physios first. Then you can decide if you want private sessions or group classes. Hydrotherapy is also beneficial for arthritis pain.
You do not need a referral to join the classes.
Supporting your Care Plan
Private health fund rebates can be claimed from most health funds for physiotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy. However, the amount you can claim on this service is dependent on the policies outlined by your health fund provider. At all of our wellness centres nation-wide, AHP Connect accepts most major health funds and payment types, including Medibank, Bupa, and HBF. If you require hydrotherapy services under the CTP Insurance Scheme or after sustaining a Workcover injury, your fee may also be subsidised.
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Questions And Answers
When you come to the pool, wear something that is made for swimming like a swimsuit or gym clothes. It should not be too heavy, like a cotton t-shirt. Boardshorts and a rashie are good choices. Bring a water bottle, towel, and rubber thongs too.
Hydrotherapy is a type of physical therapy that can help reduce pain, swelling, and make it easier to move around. It can also help people feel better, sleep better, get stronger and even lose weight. Hydrotherapy has been used for a long time to treat different conditions like sports injuries, arthritis, swelling due to an illness or injury and other types of chronic pain.
Hydrotherapy pools can be different depths depending on what they are used for. They usually range from 0.9 to 1.5 metres deep. This is so people feel safe and comfortable when doing exercises or movements in the water, which can help with getting better, feeling less pain, and being able to relax more easily.
Hydrotherapy pools can help pregnant women with exercise and relaxation. Before starting, talk to your doctor. Some medical conditions might make hydrotherapy bad for you during pregnancy. Also, be careful about the temperature of the water in a hydrotherapy pool since it can hurt your baby if it is too hot.
You can visit a physiotherapist without needing to see a doctor first. However, if you have complex medical conditions or had surgery, the physiotherapist might want to check with your doctor before doing treatment.
If someone else is paying for your sessions (like WorkCover or CTP Insurance), they must give approval before you get any scans or treatments.
The pools at Rathdowne Place and Racecourse Grange are heated to a comfortable 34 degrees Celsius all year round. This temperature has been picked because it is the same temperature that most people’s bodies stay at when in the water. It is perfect for doing low intensity exercise or short bursts of intense exercise.
Yes, all our pools have a shallow end for people who are nervous in the water. There is also an area around the edge of the pool for extra support when doing exercises during hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy can be safe if you do it with a trained professional. But, like any exercise or therapy, there are risks. People with medical conditions or injuries may not be able to do it safely. Also, the water temperature has to be right or it could hurt you. Talk to a healthcare professional before trying hydrotherapy and follow all safety rules to stay safe.