Hydrotherapy

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What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy refers to a water based exercise program designed by a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. Hydrotherapy differs from swimming because it involves individually tailored exercises that are all completed in warm water. The aim of these exercises is to decrease pain, increase range of movement & flexibility, as well as developing muscle strength & general fitness. Hydrotherapy is often a nice alternative or adjunct to a land based exercise program.

Hydrotherapy works with the following principles to assist your recovery:

  • The pool is heated to approximately 33 degrees which aids in muscle & joint relaxation to reduced stiffness or spasm.
  • The buoyancy of the water assists in reducing gravity & thus load through your joints which in turn makes similar land exercises much more comfortable.
  • Equipment such as noodles, kick boards & paddles can all be used to assist exercise progression by increasing resistance through the water.

What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy benefits clients with a variety of presentations including:

  • Back pain, hip, knee, shoulder pain & stiffness.
  • Poor balance & coordination.
  • Reduced mobility.
  • Post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Other chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia & weight loss.

Registration Form

To register simply click the “Register Now!” button to be taken to the registration form.

 

Why choose Flex Out Physiotherapy hydrotherapy?

Flex Out Physiotherapy make use of the Albury Wodonga Health (Albury campus) & King Swim (Canberra) hydrotherapy pools. Both provide a convenient location with close access to healthcare facilities. The location also ensures daily assessment & maintenance of the pool to ensure the water temperature & quality is optimal.

Both pools offer ramp access, changing depth, handrails, non-slip tiles & change room on site. We also have access to a variety of equipment which can be added into your program including steps, floating devices, arm resistance equipment, kickboards & an in water seat.

Class times

Albury
  • Monday 9:15am
  • Tuesday 3:30pm & 4:15pm
  • Friday 10:45am
  • Each session is for 45 minutes and classes are limited to 8 participants to ensure close supervision by the physiotherapist.
Canberra
  • Friday 11am to 12pm
  • Each session is for 45 minutes and classes are limited to 8 participants to ensure close supervision by the physiotherapist.

Location

Albury Wodonga Health (Albury campus)

201 Borella Road

Albury NSW 2640

Canberra

King Swim – 2 King St, Deakin ACT 2600

Friday 11am to 12pm

Frequently asked questions

What is the cost of the classes?

For private clients, per session or packages are available. Please contact our Albury or Canberra clinics directly to find out the cost for each location. Private health fund rebates are available.

Are rebates available from private health funds?

Yes. Rebates can be claimed through most private health funds.

What do I need to bring?

Appropriate swimming attire, towel, non slip shoes that have not been worn outside i.e. thongs or sandals, a water bottle and any medications you may require poolside such as angina medication.

Is there a cancellation policy?

Yes. A hydrotherapy session is an appointment so a booking must be made prior to your attendance. If you are unable to attend please phone your nearest clinic to cancel. If you do not attend of 3 occasions without notification, you position will be passed on to the next client on the waiting list.

What if I am unwell?

Please see our ‘Participant Information Sheet’ for a list of illnesses that will exempt you from taking part in our hydrotherapy class.

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