Hydrotherapy

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To request a Hydrotherapy appointment call us on (03) 9571 6888 or fill in our online form

Malvern East Physiotherapy offers hydrotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy services at the purpose built pool within Harold Holt Aquatic Centre.  Our hydrotherapy services are patient-specific and designed by a physiotherapist to assist post surgery or part of your rehabilitation.

What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a form of exercise performed in the water, instead of on land. This form of exercise treatment is done in a specific hydrotherapy pool, which is usually heated between 33°-36°.

It is important to note that aqua aerobics is different to hydrotherapy whereby it is typically performed in the normal 25 metre pool and is for those patients who are not limited by joint pain and want a form of cardiovascular fitness.

Why hydrotherapy?

At Malvern East Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists prescribe hydrotherapy for patients who typically suffer from the following conditions:

  1.  Joint arthritis/osteoarthritis.
  2. Post-joint replacement rehabilitation.
  3. Various post-surgical rehabilitation.   (e.g. surgical repair of achilles)

Overall, patients who have a limited capacity to perform exercises on dry land are most suitable for hydrotherapy. Usually, joint/muscle pain is the most common limiting factor. However, each patient must be assessed by a physiotherapist for their suitability to start hydrotherapy.

Benefits of hydrotherapy:

  • Helps to relieve pain.
  • Increases flexibility.
  • Promotes relaxation.
  • Mobilises joints.
  • Improves balance and co-ordination.
  • Reduces swelling.
  • Increases sense of health and wellbeing.

The process of starting Hydrotherapy?

If you are interested and believe you are suitable for commencing hydrotherapy, the first step is to book an appointment with our two hydrotherapy physiotherapists: Sarah Yule or Vernon Mittal.

The consultation will involve assessing and discussing your suitability for hydrotherapy. Then, if deemed suitable for water exercise, you will discuss with your physiotherapist a treatment plan so that you achieve the best outcomes with physiotherapy.

Physiotherapist-guided group classes are available following a thorough assessment.

Tuesday Friday
10:30 – 11:20 10:00 – 10:50
11:20 – 12:00

Note:  This timetable is subject to change.  Please contact the clinic on 9571 6888 for confirmation.

Health rebates with private health insurance extras may apply.

To make an appointment with one of our hydrotherapy physiotherapists, you can book online or call our friendly team on 9571 6888.

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