What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a specific therapist supervised treatment and exercise program in a heated pool (32°C).
What is Hydrotherapy beneficial for?
- Post surgery (eg. total knee replacement)
- Assisting with injury rehabilitation
- Exercising sore and painful joints
- General fitness/balance
- Fracture recovery
The heated water encourages stiff muscles and joints to relax, whilst the buoyancy takes the load off the weight bearing joints allowing them to be exercised painlessly.
Improve strength and flexibility
Hydrotherapy is often used to improve strength and flexibility before beginning a gym or home based program. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Being at a constant safe depth it is not necessary to be a competent swimmer in order to benefit. Our therapists run several classes every week at the Cotton Tree, Buderim, Nambour, Kawana and Coolum pools. Our group classes provide a safe, professional and most of all enjoyable environment! Classes have generally no more than 10-12 patients per class, classes are kept small to ensure the physiotherapist can concentrate on each patient’s program. Individual hydrotherapy sessions are also available by request.
An initial assessment in our rooms is required before you can start in the pool. This ensures our physiotherapists can thoroughly assess you and tailor a hydrotherapy program to best suit your individual needs.
A doctor’s referral is not required (unless you are claiming through Workcover or Veteran’s Affairs), but we do recommend that you get your doctor’s clearance to begin physical activity especially if you are recovering from an injury. We liaise closely with your medical practitioner to ensure the best results.
Hydrotherapy Class Locations:
44 Main St Buderim, however needs to be accessed by Lindsay Road, Buderim 4556
Petrie Park Road, Nambour 4560
Kawana Aquatic Centre
Sportsman Parade, Bokarina 4575
375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside 4032
David Low Way, Coolum Beach 4573
Cotton Tree Pool
Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree 4558
Yeronga Pool (Woolloongabba Classes)
55 School Road, Yeronga 4104