Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic physiotherapy, offers a life-changing opportunity for people with reduced mobility, balance problems, and bone-related injuries or surgeries to recover fully and swiftly. Hydrotherapy is essentially physical exercise in water. The water allows patients to perform their physical exercises in a more conducive environment, where their bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments are subjected to less than usual stress levels. Water relieves the pain, enhances coordination and balance, and improves the physical health of the patient.
Recover Faster With the Soothing, Relaxing, and Healing Power of Water
When is Hydrotherapy Suitable?
Hydrotherapy has several applications and delivers positive results for a vast majority of people suffering from body pains, joint pains, injuries, and mobility issues. However, Above and Beyond Physiotherapy’s physiotherapistsusually recommend hydrotherapy for the following cases:
- Back and neck pain
- Ankle sprains, groin strains, and muscle spasms
- Frozen shoulder
- Obesity and diabetes
Some severe cases require continued hydrotherapy sessions for weeks. In such cases, physicians and surgeons recommend hydrotherapy for their patients. Typically, aquatic physiotherapyis strongly recommended for people who have undergonebone-related surgeries, such as:
- Knee replacement
- Hip replacement
- Shoulder reconstructions
- Neurological disorders
- Spinal surgeries
- ACL reconstruction
Be assured of high standards
Above and Beyond Physiotherapy’s hydrotherapy training is provided by Australian Physiotherapy Association’s regulated and approved courses. Be assured of high standards.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
- The buoyancy offered by water allows people to perform their physical exercises without exerting their body. As a result, they are able to perform more exercises and therefore, recover faster.
- The distribution of weight in the water relieves the body’s joints from constant stress and any existing
- The gentle resistance offered by the water strengthens joints, enhances muscle power, and improves circulation.
- The warm water increases the join range, relieves muscle spasm, and improves flexibility.
What to Expect?
When you visit Above and Beyond Physiotherapy’s physiotherapist for the first time, they will examine your injury, surgery, or pain and provide you their initial assessment. They’ll identify your needs and determine your recovery goals. If required, they’ll suggest hydrotherapy sessions for you, which is usually two sessions per week for non-post-operative patients. The patients are not required to be able to swim to take benefit from the therapy sessions. Also, the patients are required to bring their swimwear and towels for the sessions.
Our hydrotherapy sessions are held at off-site indoor locations in Werribee, Laverton or Altona. Let us know which location is most suitable for you.
Do you require a professional to do it?
No. A professional physiotherapist is not required to conduct hydrotherapy sessions. However, for patients who are facing mobility problems, incontinence, tinea, or other challenges, a professional can be assigned. If you need assistance, you can let us know beforehand,and we’ll make suitable arrangements for you. This is usually not required, as our facilities are capable of handling special requests.
Embark on a Fast-track Journey to Full Recovery with Above and Beyond Physiotherapy.