What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy involves carrying out exercises and specific physiotherapy techniques in warm water to help relieve pain, relax and strengthen muscles, increase circulation, and subsequently improve function. Hydrotherapy also allows adults and children who have limited mobility to maximise their mobility within the water.
This session is a form of physical therapy in the water supervised by our specialist trained in Hydrotherapy.
A referral from a physician and a Physical Therapy Evaluation is required to determine the readiness of the client for Hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy uses beginner level exercises and movements to facilitate rehabilitation and return from injury.
A human body submerged in water will experience less weight than on land. How much reduction depends on water height. This results to low impact across the spine and other weight bearing joint surfaces.
- Reduced pain
- Faster recovery from surgery
- Re-education and encouragement of normal movement
- Allows standing in those who are unable to weight-bear out of the water – the buoyancy effect of water
- Improved walking technique
- Improved aerobic fitness levels
- Improved balance and coordination
- Increased strength of weak muscles
- Increased range of movement of your joints
- Improved independence and function
- Improved circulation
- Mobilising and lengthening your muscles
- Improve self-confidence
- Reduce the fear of falling
- A relaxing and calming experience