War Memorial Hospital
125 Birrell St Waverley NSW 2024
Please call on
(02) 9386-4354

Therapeutic benefits of Aquatic Physiotherapy

  • Muscular relaxation/ reduction of muscles spasms
  • Decrease / progress of weight bearing
  • Improvements in swelling due to hydro static pressure
  • Buoyancy in the water reduced the effects of gravity, allow increase range of motion
  • The resistance of the water allows for ability to improve muscle strength and endurance
  • Improve balance and core stability
  • Improved general fitness
  • You can alter the intensity of the session, the faster and harder you work the more resistance there is, this allows the program to be progressed when required

Facts About Hydrotherapy

  • Temperature of the pool: 34°C
  • Can be for rehabilitation or exercise
  • Appropriate for all ages
  • All your sessions are directed by an experienced Physiotherapist

What conditions would benefit from Aquatic Physiotherapy:

  • Neck/ Lower back pain or Post (after) Spinal surgery
  • Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Preoperative strengthening for joint replacements or ACL knee reconstructions
  • Post-operative strengthening for joint replacements – hip replacement, knee replacement or shoulder replacement
  • Rehabilitation post Orthopaedic surgery
  • Hip, knee, foot & shoulder injury management
  • Post-operative strengthening for arthroscopies
  • Rehabilitation of fractures or tendon repairs
  • Balance and coordination
  • Shoulder pain/ shoulder surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Low impact fitness

Try Hydrotherapy if your pain is not responding to other treatments
Hydrotherapy is different to other forms of land-based physiotherapy as the warm water not only takes the weight off your body but also provides a relaxing environment to complete gentle exercises without aggravating your injury.