Hydrotherapy is a form of rehabilitation that consists of performing exercises, specific to the patient’s condition, within a heated pool. The heated water aids in both muscle relaxation and decreasing loads placed through the joints. As such it is helpful to a wide range of conditions including joint replacements, back pain, arthritis, sports injuries and decreased mobility.
Our hydrotherapy program consists of 4 classes run in conjunction with our sister clinic Downs Physiotherapy. Each class has a different focus. The program is currently run at Toowoomba Grammar Aquatic Centre between 12:30pm and 2:30pm every Thursday. This allows our physiotherapist to use a specifically designed pool with stairs, rails to allow all abilities safe entry into the pool. The pool is equipped with railings to assist with stability and additional exercise. The depth of the water allows body weight placed through the joints to be decreased.
Whether you have a chronic back problem, have had joint replacement surgery, recent back surgery or you suffer from an ongoing respiratory condition, hydrotherapy can provide an enjoyable alternative to or complement land-based exercise. Please contact us to arrange your initial assessment to participate in these sessions.