What is hydrotherapy?

Different to aerobics or swimming; Hydrotherapy, or aquatic therapy is a form of exercise, performed in a specialised heated pool between 31-36 degrees. The water provides a safe and buoyant environment, making movements easier and more comfortable. The guided exercise programs, developed through Revitalize Exercise Physiology + Pilates focus on each individuals goals and abilities.

 

Conditions which have shown great progress from hydrotherapy

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscular pain (ie. back pain)
  • Pre- and post-operative (ie Knee or Hip Joint replacement, tendon repairs)
  • Neurological (ie Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury & Parkinson’s)

 

Benefits of hydrotherapy

✓       Reduced load impacted on joints
✓       Minimises muscle aches, spasms and tightness
       Improved blood circulation
       Less strenuous than land-based exercise
       Minimises risk of falls, and improves balance

       Provides variety to sessions

✓       Improved muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness

       Improved mental health

Revitalize Exercise Physiology + Pilates offers Hydrotherapy out of a number of locations around Essendon and Keilor. Each session is fully supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Private health fund and NDIS rebates may be eligible for certain participants. For further information, or to make an appointment, contact us on 0404 627 702.