Hydrotherapy

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a water-based therapy approach which takes place in a 30-35ºC pool. Treatment activities vary from passive movements to active movements depending on the needs of the individual. Hydrotherapy is appropriate for individuals of all ages, from paediatrics to the elderly population. Pregnant women can participate in water exercises but should be cautious in heated pools for risk putting extra strain on the baby.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

The properties of water, such as viscosity, buoyancy and temperature, provide many different physical benefits to participating in hydrotherapy. 

  • Improves circulation

  • Improves balance and stability

  • Challenges the respiratory system

  • Improves strength 

  • Social interaction

  • Increase relaxation and decreased muscle spasm

  • Reduces pain

  • Decreases stress on joints

Would Hydrotherapy benefit you?

Hydrotherapy can assist with various conditions and injuries (this list is not exclusive):

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Chronic pain and fatigue

  • Sport injuries and rehabilitation

  • Pre and Post orthopaedic surgeries

  • Neurological conditions

  • Brain stem or spinal cord injuries

  • Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Decreased strength and exercise tolerance

  • Impaired balance

  • Fibromyalgia