Hydrotherapy is a fantastic form of exercise that involves performing rehabilitative exercises in water. Your program is designed by your physiotherapist and is aimed at your specific needs and requirements. These programs can then be continued independently by yourself in the future.
The exercises in the pool use a variety of buoyancy devices such as noodles, kickboards, floats and paddles to adjust difficulty levels for all patients. The effects of buoyancy and the resistance of water are the mediums that make hydrotherapy effective.
Whilst in the water, you are able to perform a variety of exercises that may not be suitable on land. The reduced weightbearing in water also means that you can start hydrotherapy very early after surgery, therefore avoiding the effects of muscle deconditioning.
Hydrotherapy is conducted in a warm water pool that is about 34 degrees Celsius, so it is perfect for relaxing and loosening muscles and joints.
About Physica Hydrotherapy
Physica runs hydrotherapy at 2 locations - AquaNation Ringwood and Aquahub Croydon. You can join a hydrotherapy class regardless of which Physica site you attend, just pick the most suitable time and day.
Before you join a class, you will need to have a hydrotherapy assessment conducted by any of our physiotherapists. This is a one-tie assessment to ensure that we have a good understanding of your injury, relevant medical history, and can formulate goals to work towards.
During your hydrotherapy sessions, the physiotherapist will be in the water with you to assist with your exercises and to provide feedback.
Location - Ringwood
Greenwood Avenue, Reilly St, Ringwood VIC 3134,
- Monday 6:00pm, 6:45pm
- Wednesday 1:30pm, 2:15pm
- Friday 1:30pm, 2:15pm
Location - Croydon
11 Civic Square, Croydon VIC 3136, Australia
- Monday: 12pm, 12:40pm
Feel free to Book your first Appointment
What do I need to bring to hydrotherapy?
All that you need for the hydrotherapy class are some bathers and a bottle of water if you would like to have a drink during the class.
We provide all the equipment (pool noodles, boards, floats) and will guide you on how to use them for your exercise.
Be sure to hydrate after the class as you can become quite dehydrated without realising it.
What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?
- Improved cardiovascular fitness
- Improved strength of weakened muscles
- Reduced pain
- Improved balance and coordination
- Increased range of movement in your joints
- Encouragement of normal movement in a safe environment
- Ability to exercise with reduced load on joints
- Assists with circulation