Aquatic Physiotherapy

Our Hydrotherapy Pool
is one of a kind on the North Shore

Our state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool offers patients a unique opportunity to attend Aquatic Physiotherapy (sometimes referred to as “hydrotherapy”) in a low risk, pain relieving environment.

A 30 minute Aquatic Physiotherapy consultation involves:

  • Thorough land based clinical assessment with a physiotherapist prior to entering the pool.
  • Physical examination
  • Goal setting
  • A one-on-one consult explaining your individually tailored exercise program

Modern Facilities

With both a shallow (1m to 1.3m) and deep (1.6m) end, and being maintained at a constant temperature of 34°, our 10m x 5m hydrotherapy pool is a unique facility on the Lower North Shore.

  • Change rooms with showers
  • Disabled changing facilities
  • Step access with rail
  • Surrounding grab rails
  • 10m x 5m

Our physiotherapists are able to offer individually tailored therapeutic exercise for numerous conditions.

Benefits of Aquatic Physiotherapy:

  • Supportive environment in which to exercise
  • Resistance of water to help build up strength
  • Warm water reduces muscle pain, spasm and joint stiffness
  • Buoyancy of water reducing pressure on joints
  • Reduced fear of falling
  • Greater improvements in function compared to land based exercise
  • Significant changes in balance and coordination
  • Enhancements in quality of life
  • Relaxed and fun atmosphere

Aquatic Physiotherapy is suitable for

  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Joint replacement surgery (hip, knee, shoulder)
  • Arthritic conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Back and neck pain
  • Weight loss/Obesity
  • Chronic pain suffers
  • Sports injuries
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Aerobic fitness
  • Elderly patients with decreased mobility

Aquatic Physiotherapy is not suitable for people with…

  • Wound or skin infections
  • Gastric virus
  • Raised temperature
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Heart problems
  • Incontinence
  • Chest infections

Aquatic Physiotherapy is still suitable for people who cannot swim.

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