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Hydrotherapy Townsville

Posted on: Jul 17th, 2019 by thephysiomovement | Categories: Sports Medicine & Nutrition

The Physio Movement Townsville offers Hydrotherapy services, also known as aquatic physiotherapy, at local pools across Townsville. These services are run by our qualified Physiotherapists and include 1-on-1 sessions.

What Is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy describes many different activities that are done in water, often referring to movement and exercise for rehabilitation in a warm pool. These activities have a therapeutic effect and are great for patients of all ages, whether you are post surgical or recovering from an injury/illness, you will find benefit from being in the pool!

Being in the pool can assist your body as the buoyancy of the pool reduces gravity on the body. This is great for reducing load and impact through painful joints such as the spine or knees. Our Physiotherapists incorporate their diagnostic skills, exercise knowledge and other treatment techniques to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of our clients with a wide range of conditions and provide a unique environment to maintain health, well-being and fitness.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy has been shown to assist with the following:

  • Post surgical rehabilitation and returning to weight bearing
  • Reduction in pain due to warmth of the water and buoyancy
  • Strengthen both upper limb and lower limb muscles due to water resistance
  • Improve cardiovascular fitness (general fitness)
  • Assist with coordination
  • Promote relaxation and stress reduction (one of our most beneficial for NDIS patients)

Conditions that have been shown to improve following hydrotherapy:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Stress and depression
  • Joint pains
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint replacements (knees and hips)
  • Neurological conditions (such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke and cerebral palsy among others)

Hydrotherapy 1-On-1 Sessions

Our 1-on-1 sessions allow us to create a highly individualised program tailored to suit your needs. We use a range of equipment in these sessions that include; pool noodles, weights and kick boards. This allows us to create a unique program to suit your goals.

NDIS Hydrotherapy

We are registered providers with the NDIS and currently assist a number of clients reach their goals through hydrotherapy. Once we have a formalised agreement in place, we can arrange for our NDIS Hydro Physiotherapist to schedule sessions at your chosen pool.

Contact

     517 Flinders Street
Townsville City Qld 4810
     1300 TPM FIT or 4740 4516
     info@thephysiomovement.com.au
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