Hydrotherapy - Breathe Physio & Pilates

HYDROTHERAPY

Aquatic Physiotherapy or Hydrotherapy is a form of therapeutic exercise conducted in the pool under the supervision of a physiotherapist. By using the water’s buoyancy, you can complete pain-free movements that can assist in restoring your function and range of movement.

Hydrotherapy is ideal for people with chronic disease, postoperative surgery and general immobility. This is because one of the major benefits of this type of therapy is that the exercise occurs in an environment that reduces the load on weight-bearing joints.

Benefits of hydrotherapy can include:

  • reduce load bearing on joints

  • reduce muscle aches and tightness

  • reduces pain

  • increase muscle strength

  • improve cardiovascular fitness

  • improve balance and reduces falls risk

  • improve range of motion and overall mobility

  • improve well-being and overall health

  • re-education of functional activities

IS HYDROTHERAPY THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU?

If you have the following conditions, you may benefit from hydrotherapy:

  • Shoulder and back pain

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Neurological conditions including Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

  • Single and bilateral amputees

  • Joint replacements and other post-operative conditions

  • Impaired balance and risk of falling

  • Sports injuries

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Hydrotherapy is also suitable for people who want to improve their overall health and general fitness.

Before starting your hydrotherapy sessions, our physiotherapist will first assess you at the clinic. This allow us to fully understand your needs, fitness levels, set the right goals and develop a program tailored for you to ensure you will get the most out of each session.