Hydrotherapy allows you to improve your mobility and muscle strength, whilst reducing stress on your joints. It is also great for muscle relaxation, pain control, swelling reduction, improving general fitness, and improving balance & coordination. At 4 Life Physiotherapy, we provide offsite Hydrotherapy at various hydrotherapy pools convenient to you.

To book your hydrotherapy appointment, click here.

How Does it Work?

The therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy are derived from the thermal and mechanical properties of water interacting with the body. These properties include the water temperature, the unloading effect of buoyancy, the compressive forces of hydrostatic pressure, the effects of water resistance, and water turbulence.

These result in less stress on your muscles and joints, enabling you to perform movements that you are unable to do on land, or find too painful. This makes it easier to do exercises that improve your muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and overall fitness.

Hydrotherapy is very different to swimming. You do not need to be able to swim to attend hydrotherapy. If you are nervous about water, your therapist will be close by to provide any assistance you may need. 

What are the benefits of Hydrotherapy?

The therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy result In a range of benefits, including:

  • Improved Joint Mobility & Flexibility
  • Reduced Pain & Inflammation
  • Improved Muscle Strength & Endurance
  • Reduced Swelling & Improved Circulation
  • Improved General Fitness
  • Muscle Relaxation & Reduced Muscle Spasm
  • Improved Balance & Coordination
  • Reduced Stress on Joints
  • Earlier Return to Weight Bearing

Common Conditions Helped by Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is highly effective for managing a wide range of conditions. It is particularly effective for conditions where reducing the weight/pressure on the joints through buoyancy is needed, such as:
Post Surgical Recovery
Arthritic Conditions
Chronic Pain Conditions
Mobility Problems
Neurological Problems
The physiotherapists at 4 Life Physiotherapy are trained in developing specific hydrotherapy programs tailored to address the root cause of your pain, injury or disability. Hydrotherapy is often recommended in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities as part of your overall treatment plan.

Hydrotherapy and Disability

If you are living with a disability, hydrotherapy can be funded as part of your NDIS package. 4 Life Physiotherapy’s NDIS therapy team assist participants with developing and progressing individual hydrotherapy programs aimed at helping them to achieve their goals. Hydrotherapy has many proven benefits for people living with disability and it can help to improve balance and coordination, improve strength and function and build aerobic capacity. This can help you gain independence in daily living and improve your overall quality of life. There are also significant mental health benefits from participating in hydrotherapy such as experiencing a lift in mood and feeling more confident.

If you are unsure if hydrotherapy can assist with your disability, please call us and we will arrange for you to speak with a member of our NDIS therapy team. 

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