AquatiC Physiotherapy

Aquatic Physiotherapy often known as Hydrotherapy, is the use of water for physiotherapy, rehabilitation, exercise, relaxation and more. The unique properties of water, including the decreased effects of gravity, the effects of buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure are used by the physiotherapist to work towards specific goals. It is usually an adjunct to traditional land based physiotherapy

In Neurological rehabilitation, Aquatic Physiotherapy is often used to:

  • Decrease tone and spasticity temporarily

  • Stretch muscles

  • Mobilise joints e.g. the spine

  • Strength training 

  • Balance training

  • General exercise for fitness

  • Rehabilitation following surgery

  • Pain Relief

  • Improve well being

  • Assist with sleep 

For many with Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the water is the only place in which they can move independently and exercise. It is also great fun!

Aquatic Physiotherapy is carried out in a Hydrotherapy pool with water in the therapeutic range of 32-35degrees Celsius. Water pressure and elevated temperature causes an increase in work load for the heart and lungs. A medical clearance is required before starting Aquatic Physiotherapy. This applies to anyone needing to enter the Hydrotherapy pool.

 

Please download our medical clearance form for your GP or specialist. 

At Rehab Therapies we are proud to offer Aquatic Physiotherapy and recommend starting with a block of individual sessions with a Physiotherapist to complete an assessment, design a program and teach water handling skills to parents or carers. Clients are then welcome to join "practise sessions" to run through programs independently under the supervision of an Allied Health Assistant or Physiotherapist.

Lakeview Private Hospital

Solent Circuit

Bella Vista

Day

Time

Hoist

Entry

Tues

5-6pm

No

Ramp

Pool Chair

Steps

Change Facility

Parking

Basic

Portable table

Paid Car Park 

Free Street Parking

Beautiful pool with lake views. Best suited to those with good mobility or younger children. Please note no hoist is available on-site. Rehab Therapies Hires this pool exclusively at indicated times

The Hills Public School

Cnr William And Mary Streets

Northmead 

Day

Time

Hoist

Entry

Thurs

4-6pm

Yes

Ceiling Hoist

Steps

Change

Facility

Parking

Ceiling Hoist 

mobile hoist

Up-down bed

Free Street Parking

Well appointed pool in school grounds. Best suited to older children or adults. Perfect for those with little to no mobility. Rehab Therapies Hires this pool exclusively at Indicated Times

Hydro Pool Sites

Contact

Us

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