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Hydrotherapy, or as it is now called, Aquatic Physiotherapy, is Physiotherapy performed in warm water. The warm water (34º Celsius) improves circulation and the buoyancy of the water reduces the force on the joints allowing exercise at an earlier stage of injury and speeding up recovery. This allows exercises to be done to improve strength and flexibility in a pain-free environment. You do not need to be able to swim in order to participate! Each individual’s therapeutic goals can be addressed following an initial assessment and often, your physiotherapist will be able to provide you with an individual program that you can continue independently once you feel confident. On the Gold Coast – Hydrotherapy is available in half-hour, individual appointments with either our Exercise Physiologist or one of our Physiotherapists at the Miami Aquatic Centre. Health refunds are available please contact us for more information or to book.
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What can Hydrotherapy be used to treat?

  • It’s a great way to begin rehabilitation for those with severe low back pain or with injuries to the lower limbs
  • Improving balance at all levels, whether someone is currently unable to stand on land, or if they are looking to improve their stability in hopping or return to sport.
  • Muscle conditioning to improve strength and control
  • Joint and muscle flexibility eg. to maintain range of movement in rheumatoid arthritis, post surgery, or in managing muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy
  • Cardiovascular fitness to improve endurance, weight management, diabetes management, and for cardiopulmonary health.
  • Exercise is also known to have positive effects for mental health.

Benefits Of Hydrotherapy

as the water takes some of the weight off your joints (The amount depends on how deep you are standing in the water) you are able to do more, have greater freedom of movement and the heat and water pressure can often reduce the pain and swelling.

What to Expect

Have an initial assessment at either our BB or BH clinics first to decide what the goals of treatment are and whether Aquatic Physiotherapy is the best way to manage your condition and that it is safe for you to attend. You will complete a screening medical checklist on this first appointment also. Once it has been deemed that hydrotherapy is appropriate, our friendly admin staff will organise a time for you to meet your therapist at the pool and they’ll give you all the information regarding your appointment.

What to Bring

Initial assessment- medication list, any imaging results.

Our Hydrotherapy Gurus

Kelly Robinson

Kelly Robinson

Exercise Physiologist

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