Ramsay Health Plus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Hydrotherapy

 

Warm water exercises can help strengthen muscles, reduce pain and improve balance and flexibility. It’s also a great way to undertake a cardiovascular workout. Hydrotherapy provides a comfortable and supportive environment for the treatment of many conditions where stretching, strengthening and functional retraining is required.

We offer a range of hydrotherapy services at many of our locations, including individual and group sessions. We ask that you attend an initial assessment before commencing hydrotherapy, so your therapist can work with you to develop a program to help achieve your personal treatment goals.

Our hydrotherapy services are accessible for people of all abilities, with hoist access and specialist change facilities available. The pools are maintained at a therapeutic temperature range of 32- 34° Celsius. Our hydrotherapy pools are supervised at all times to ensure your ongoing safety.

Conditions that may benefit from hydrotherapy

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation including orthopaedic surgery including joint replacement)
  • Stroke
  • Neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries
  • Multi-trauma
  • General fitness and reconditioning
  • Pregnancy

During your initial session, your physiotherapist will outline a number of stretching, strengthening, core stability and balance exercises that best suit you. Together, you and your treating therapist will determine if your goals are best achieved by attending individual sessions, group sessions or classes.

Do I require a referral?

Yes. Please see your doctor for a referral to attend hydrotherapy.

Once you have received clearance from your doctor to attend hydrotherapy, please call the clinic closest to you to arrange an appointment.

Please contact your nearest facility to advise whether you need to bring your swimmers and a towel to your initial appointment.

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