Hydrotherapy (or aquatic physiotherapy) applies physiotherapy techniques and principles in a warm water pool. The focus of the exercises can be adjusted to help your range of movement or strength, depending on your symptoms. Hydrotherapy tends to be different to aquarobics, which can be quite strenuous, as it’s generally more focused on slow, controlled movements and relaxation.
The buoyancy of water reduces the effects of gravity, allowing for easier movement and exercises with less impact on joints, making it particularly beneficial for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions or those recovering from injuries. Additionally, hydrotherapy can aid in rehabilitation, especially after orthopaedic surgeries. The resistance provided by water enhances muscle strength and can assist in restoring balance and coordination. It can also have a positive impact on mental well-being, reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and improving sleep quality.
We have access to Hydrotherapy pools at our Arena Joondalup, Booragoon and Riverton clinics.