Hydrotherapy

Altona Beach

Hydrotherapy at Hobson's Bay Physiotherapy involves the performance of a supervised physiotherapist-prescribed exercise program within a hydrotherapy pool (33-37 degrees). Hydro takes advantage of the properties of water in using buoyancy to counter the effect of gravity therefore making movement easier. Our therapists are highly skilled in using water and specialised equipment to tailor exercises aimed at improving strength, balance and endurance.

 

What conditions may benefit from hydrotherapy?

Osteoarthritis

Joint replacement surgery

Hip, knee, ankle, spinal or shoulder surgery

Low back pain

De-conditioned

High falls risk 

What are the benefits of Hydrotherapy?

Increased joint movement and range

Eases pain in joints 

Gains strength

Increases flexibility 

Improves general fitness

Minimal impact on joints