Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Physiotherapy)
StGiles offer Hydrotherapy services in both the North and South of the state.
Our teams love working in the pool where the healing properties of warm water and the gentle nature of manipulation and therapy are beneficial in development mobility, motor skills, walking, standing, improving balance and muscle condition to improve strength and control.
Hydrotherapy in the therapy pool can improve the flexibility of joints and muscles to maintain range of movement for rheumatoid arthritis, post surgery rehabilitation, or in managing muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. It’s great for cardiovascular fitness, water safety, sensory processing and even social interaction providing security and calming psychological benefits.
Find out more about how Hydrotherapy can help achieve the ability within.
HOBART – All-Ages Hydrotherapy
Our hydrotherapy in Hobart is offered, Monday to Friday, from the ultra-modern facilities at King George V, Glenorchy.
- The pool offers change rooms, pools hoists, exercise equipment
- The pool is co-located with Revive Motional Health-a large allied health practice
- The pool is always staffed with an Aquatic Physiotherapist and at least one Therapy Assistant
- All staff are trained in First Aid, Life Support and Hydrotherapy Pool Rescue
- We welcome referrals from GPs, Physiotherapists, other Allied Health Professionals and Self-Referral
- Clients can pay privately, through private health insurance, through Chronic Care programs (Medicare), DVA, Workers Compensation and MAIB
- Most clients will need at least 2 sessions with the Aquatic Physiotherapist
- We also run a Wellness Program for Clients who have already seen a Physiotherapist, have their own program and can follow that program. This group is supervised by a Therapy Assistant.
- Hydrotherapy, also known as Aquatic Physiotherapy, is a form of physiotherapy conducted in a heated pool. Aquatic Physiotherapy can help relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilize joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness.
- The Hydrotherapy Pool is heated to 35° Celsius which is optimal to achieve the many benefits that this therapeutic approach can offer, such as:
- Muscular relaxation and decreased muscle spasm.
- Decreased pain due to warmth and support.
- Gravity is countered by buoyancy.
- Increased muscle strength and endurance due to the greater resistance in water.
- Improvement in swelling, due to hydrostatic pressure.
- Enhanced balance and stabilization.
- Improved enjoyment and confidence to move better.