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Great Southern's Only Hydro Pool

BodyCare Physiotherapy has the only onsite hydrotherapy pool in Albany, providing physiotherapy-based exercise in warm 34-degree water. Hydrotherapy benefits rehabilitation by allowing increased buoyancy and greater pain-free movement than on land, so you can exercise earlier and easier without over-stressing your joints.

We offer specific hydrotherapy sessions ranging from post-operative classes to high-level fitness classes. Hydrotherapy is great for post-operative rehab, arthritis, pregnancy related issues, chronic or persistent pain, and general issues with joints, muscles, ligaments and bones that may restrict you from exercising on land. It helps to provide an even compressive force around a joint to minimise swelling and improve mobility, ultimately leading to faster recovery.

A physiotherapy assessment is required before attending our hydrotherapy classes.

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic modality in physiotherapy that involves the use of water for the treatment and rehabilitation of various medical conditions and injuries. It uses the physical properties of water, such as buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and temperature to facilitate healing, reduce pain, and improve physical function and overall well-being. 

How Hydrotherapy Treatment Can Help You

Hydrotherapy is an effective treatment option that can benefit a wide range of patients from those with acute injuries to chronic pain, to individuals seeking general fitness and wellness, to pregnant women looking for an alternative to land-based exercise. Waters buoyancy properties support a portion of the body weight, reducing the stress and impact on joints and muscles, making it especially beneficial for patients with weight-bearing restrictions. The nature of water-based exercise allows individuals to move and exercise with less pain and strain on the body. Other benefits of exercising in water include: 

  • The hydrostatic pressure the water exerts on the body helps to reduce swelling and improve circulation. 
  • The water provides resistance that enhances muscle strength and endurance, improves cardiovascular fitness and overall physical conditioning.
  • The warm temperature of water can help to relax muscles and ease pain.

Hydrotherapy can be used for rehabilitation, pain management, as well as improving and allowing greater range of motion. Exercises can be adapted to suit a wide range of fitness levels and goals. It has been proven beneficial for many conditions including post-operative rehabilitation, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, neurological conditions, paediatric conditions, pregnancy and postpartum care, oedema and swelling, athletic conditioning and performance enhancement, and general fitness and wellbeing. 

Hydrotherapy Classes Tailored to Your Needs

Hydrotherapy is a valuable tool in physiotherapy that leverages the therapeutic properties of water to promote healing, reduce pain and enhance physical function. It is suited to a wide range of people and fitness levels from rehabilitative post injury or operation, to those wanting general fitness and relaxation. Our physiotherapists run the options of group sessions daily, as well as one-on-one sessions tailored to individual needs, goals, disabilities and injuries. 

If you are interested in hydrotherapy at BodyCare Physiotherapy, please contact the clinic to arrange an assessment. 

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