What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy, or aquatic physiotherapy, is a form of physiotherapy conducted in a heated hydrotherapy pool under the supervision of a qualified physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. Using specially designed exercises, hydrotherapy aims to help individuals regain or improve their physical wellbeing.
At Rehab Solutions and Exercise Rehab we use a purpose-built hydrotherapy pool (34-35ºC) dedicated to hydrotherapy, complete with pool hoist, changing rooms and showers. All exercise equipment is also provided on-site. It is the only hydrotherapy pool of its kind in Fairfield and one of the only private pools with a pool hoist in Western Sydney.
The physical properties of the heated water provide many benefits for the user, including a reduction in pain, decreased muscle spasm, decreased swelling, improved circulation, increased flexibility, decreased weight bearing forces on joints, and reduced fear of falling.
Your individualised hydrotherapy exercise program will help to address your issues and provide increased muscular and cardiovascular endurance, increased range of movement, increased flexibility, improved balance and increased confidence.
What conditions can be treated?
Hydrotherapy treatment is used to treat many conditions including:
Painful conditions such as arthritis or chronic pain
Musculo-skeletal injuries (e.g. neck and back pain, RSI, knee and hip injuries, shoulder injuries)
Work, motor vehicle and sports injuries
Rehabilitation following surgery (eg back, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, etc)
Neurological conditions (e.g. strokes, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, congenital disabilities).