Hydrotherapy is a form of exercise and treatment within heated water. Our hydrotherapy classes are individualised and supervised by a physiotherapist. Water has four main therapeutic benefits that make hydrotherapy so effective, these include:
- The warmth of the water allows for increased blood flow and aids with muscle relaxation.
- The hydrostatic pressure from the water can assist with swelling.
- The buoyancy (or weightlessness) effect of water improves mobility and allows for gentle exercise to be completed without compressive loading of the painful joints.
- The water can be used as a resistive force to improve strength and stability through specific exercises.
Hydrotherapy classes are an hour in duration and are held every Monday, and Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Please remember to bring clothing to wear in the pool. The pool has a number of change rooms that are available.
The hydrotherapy pool is located less than one minute from our clinic on the corner of Wharf Street and Sevenoaks Street in Cannington.