Exercise Physiology and Hydrotherapy

Exercise Physiology and Hydrotherapy 2018-11-14T08:03:36+00:00

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy [aquatic exercise therapy] is a form of exercise prescription involving exercise in a heated pool. Aquatic exercises can help injury recovery, rehabilitation and fitness training. Hydrotherapy is an opportunity for those with chronic or high levels of pain during land based exercise, to increase mobility, intensity and frequency of exercise in a reduced weight bearing medium . Hydrotherapy allows a safer exercise environment by reducing falls risk, reduced weight bearing through pain affected joints including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and knee pain. We also offer group hydrotherapy classes for T2DM as we find many diabetes sufferers may suffer from lower back pain, shoulder pain, knee or hip pain.

The warm water supports the body, improves stability, provides resistance for strength training, promotes circulation, helps muscle relaxation and decreases pain. Hydrotherapy also offers a safe environment for movement if you are nervous about fear of re-injury or recurrence of pain. Hydrotherapy also offers a different method for exercise if land based exercises aren’t engaging to you.

We have group hydrotherapy classes available Monday and Friday as well as individual sessions available on those days.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

  • Reduced falls risk
  • Buoyancy decreases weight-bearing and facilitates movement
  • Water resistance for training strength & endurance
  • Promotes relaxation & circulation
  • Improves breathing / respiration
  • Increases balance & coordination
  • Improves general fitness
  • Exercise in a comfortable, relaxed and fun environment

Who is Suitable for Hydrotherapy

  • Arthritic conditions
  • Back and neck pain
  • Decreased Mobility
  • Asthma
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Joint Replacement
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sports Injuries

Hydrotherapy With Us

All Aim Exercise Physiology Hydrotherapy classes involve patients undertaking a program that has been tailored to suit their specific individual needs. Due to the nature of this aspect, all patients are required to undergo an individual exercise assessment at an Aim Exercise Physiology clinic prior to the commencement of classes.

Royal Society for Blind Gilles Plains pool

All Aim Exercise Physiology hydrotherapy classes are run by Accredited Exercise Physiologists, and are held at the Royal Society for the Blind pool in Gilles Plains.

For more information, call us today on 8331 1557 and one of our friendly staff members will be able to assist you.