physiotherapist Logan

Want to learn more about Hydrotherapy and how it could benefit you?

Let us answer these important questions for you:

  • What is hydrotherapy and how does it work?
  • What conditions can hydrotherapy help with?
  • What benefits will it have for me?

Hydrotherapy Explained

Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy exercise and rehabilitation conducted in water.  Typically, hydrotherapy is performed in a pool that is heated between 32-35 degrees Celsius. Hydrotherapy has numerous benefits that can help the whole body! Here’s how hydrotherapy works…

  • The effects of buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure are used by the Physiotherapist to enhance the amount and type of exercises you are able to do. The water supports weaker muscles and de-loads your joints – allowing you to do targeted rehabilitation more effectively and with reduced pain!
  • The warmth of the water helps to relax sore and tight muscles. Through specific stretches, you can improve your overall flexibility.
  • The pressure from the water aids in increasing your circulation and blood flow

Hydrotherapy is perfect for regaining strength, mobility and balance!

The water can provide a safe environment for walking pattern re-training, balance and reaction re-training and progressive resistance exercise.   It’s also perfect for those looking to maintain their current level of strength, wellbeing and fitness.

Conditions hydrotherapy may help with:

  • Sciatica or Back Pain
  • Whiplash or Neck Pain
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Work and Sporting injuries
  • Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Swelling or circulation issues
  • Muscle weakness / deconditioned muscles
  • Reduced joint motion and range
  • Balance and stability problems
  • Walking Issues

Benefits of hydrotherapy:

  • Therapeutic warmth reduces your pain and helps soothe muscle aches
  • Improved muscle relaxation and reduced spasms
  • Buoyancy allows greater movement and exercise tolerance
  • Water-resistance increases your muscle strength
  • Hydrostatic pressure reduces your swelling
  • Cardiovascular improvement
  • Stimulates blood supply to your organs

If you need help with pain or immobility to get you moving again, or need a tailored exercise program, book in for your treatment now with one of our exercise, physio, or pain specialists via 1300 012 273 or head to our website and book a session at your nearest clinic.