At North West Physio, we find that hydrotherapy can be a powerful addition to rehabilitation programs for many of our Brisbane clients. It can also be used for the ongoing management of a chronic illness or chronic pain.

Our hydrotherapy sessions are carried out in the comfort of 32-degree water, which helps to relieve pain, and the water’s effects of gravity and buoyancy reduces the load on joints which helps to increase movement.

Our highly-qualified clinicians incorporate specifically-designed techniques and exercises into their hydrotherapy sessions based on each individual’s needs.

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What is Hydrotherapy?

“Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Physiotherapy is a specific physiotherapy technique which combines the properties of water with the knowledge and skills of the therapist, to make treatment more effective to improve the outcome of the rehabilitation process.

Hydrotherapy is a physiotherapy treatment modality carried out in water by physiotherapist.”

(Definition developed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 1985).

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Reduced pain and swelling
Muscle relaxation which can lead to increased joint range of movement, function and flexibility
Increased muscle strength
Improved core stability and balance reactions

What conditions can hydrotherapy be used for?

Rheumatic conditions, including:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome

Neurological conditions

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke (CVA)

Orthopaedic conditions

  • Fractures
  • Knee or hip replacements
  • Osteoporosis

What to Expect

Treatment is offered on an individual, one-on-one basis in a warm pool (32 degrees Celsius).

Exercises and techniques are specifically tailored to your needs. Each treatment plan is designed with the intention that patients can continue exercises independently at home.

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