Musculoskeletal Aquatic Sessions

This is a form of physiotherapy treatment in a heated pool. Patients are assessed and given a specific water-based exercise program to assist in their rehabilitation and physical well-being. A progressive, individualised program is offered under the supervision of a qualified physiotherapist with experience in rehabilitation for all movement disorders.

Both the heat and buoyancy of the water help to induce relaxation and relieve pain. Water offers an environment to exercise with freedom of movement or increased resistance, assisting with many rehabilitation programs. Combined with regular physiotherapy, aquatic physiotherapy can improve the rate of recovery.

Aquatic physiotherapy benefits the following conditions:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Work-related injuries
  • Recovery from orthopaedic surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritic problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Hip & knee conditions

Class duration: 30 minutes

Due to COVID, currently these classes are not running but we will endeavour to reinstate them as soon as we are able.

Aquatic Therapy Sessions for Neurological Conditions

Aquatic physiotherapy (otherwise known as hydrotherapy) is physiotherapy in water – in a pool heated to specific therapeutic temperatures. Both the heat and buoyancy of the water help to induce relaxation, relieve pain and muscle spasm. Water offers an environment to exercise with freedom of movement or increased resistance, assisting with many rehabilitation programmes.

Clients with varying neurological conditions (including stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury and Cerebral Palsy) find that attending weekly aquatic physiotherapy sessions have helped them to achieve their treatment goals and maintain their mobility and function in an enjoyable environment. Unley Physiotherapy also provides group classes specifically for the management of the symptoms of the Late Effects of Polio and Multiple Sclerosis.

Unley Physiotherapy offers both group and individual aquatic physiotherapy sessions in a number of locations across Adelaide. Participants will be assessed and screened for safety and their needs on land prior to attending their first pool session. All of the pools have hoist and disability access to allow clients, even those with severely impaired mobility, access to the pool.

Due to COVID, currently these classes are limited but we will endeavour to reinstate them as soon as we are able.

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