Aquatic Therapy – Hobart

Due to maintenance required on the KGV pool, Southern Aquatic Therapy services are currently offered at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre. If you would like to access this service please contact us to organise an assessment with one of our aquatic therapists.

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All-Ages Aquatic Therapy

Our Aquatic Therapy service in Hobart is offered, Monday to Thursday, 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
  • All staff are trained in First Aid, Life Support and Hydrotherapy Pool Rescue
  • We welcome referrals from GPs, Physiotherapists, other Allied Health Professionals
  • 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
  • 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.