Hydrotherapy


Dr7 Physiotherapy and Podiatry is equipped with its own heated hydrotherapy pool (34°C all year round and indoors) . We offer one on one hydrotherapy treatment with our experienced Physiotherapists; antenatal hydrotherapy classes; small rehabilitation group sessions; exercise/ arthritis classes and independent usage. We also provide any water equipment that may be useful for your rehabilitation process. Water exercises and hydrotherapy is great for pregnancy pains, lower back pain, post surgical rehab, such as total knee and hip replacements, arthritis and weight loss!

Hydrotherapy pool at Dr7PhysioandPod
Hydrotherapy pool at Dr7 Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Hydrotherapy and Massage

 

Our range of hydrotherapy options:

Antenatal hydrotherapy classes:

As your body adapts to its changing shape, it is not unusual to experience aches and pains during pregnancy.

Exercise during pregnancy helps maintain muscle tone which is vital to the support of the body’s joints and posture.

One of the best forms of exercise is water-based classes, where the buoyancy unloads the spinal and lower limb joints and provides gentle resistance to movement whilst the interaction with other soon-to-be mothers can provide a sense of comfort and establish a good support network.

Dr7 hydrotherapy classes are offered in a modern, purpose-built hydrotherapy pool under the close supervision of a qualified physiotherapists. Naturally all necessary precautions are taken to ensure you and your baby are safe and happy.

For more information please  contact our us via email or phone.

  • A referral from your treating GP or Obstetrician is needed

 

One on one hydrotherapy session:

  • Supervision and treatment rehabilitation exercises by our experienced Physiotherapist.
  • These sessions are aimed at the treatment of various conditions such as; back pain, sciatica, whiplash, tendinopathy, sporting injuries, joint replacements, osteoarthritis and many more.
One on one sessions with one of our physios
One on one sessions with one of our physios at Dr7 Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Hydrotherapy and Massage.

Hydrotherapy classes (for rehabilitation or arthritis)

  • Small group classes run by our physiotherapists.
  • These classes are aimed at keeping you moving, improving your well being, increasing flexibility/strength and maintaining balance.
  • They are held in a group setting which enhances motivation, physical health and social interaction.
Arthritis class instructed by one of our physios
Arthritis class instructed by one of our physios at Dr7 Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Hydrotherapy and Massage.

Individual unsupervised visits

  • Use the pool independently to do your exercises.
  • This is a great way to complete water exercises if classes and group settings are not for you.
  • If you do not have a water program you are able to book in with one of our friendly Physiotherapists, who can set you up and tailor your program to you.
The unsupervised timetable and the prices
The unsupervised timetable and the prices at Dr7 Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Hydrotherapy and Massage.

Healthcare rebates apply to all hydrotherapy sessions monitored by one of our physiotherapists.

Hydrotherapy can be beneficial for some conditions. Most of these are due to the buoyancy effect of the water, alleviating stress on the muscles and joints. Because of the water’s properties, there are some ways it can help patients undergoing therapy.

The use of a hydrotherapy pool can help restore balance and coordination lost due to injury or accident. The water provides a safe environment, free from the risk of re-injury. This helps ease people back into proper balance.

Hydrotherapy is also useful for restoring things like the strength of weakened muscles and boosting aerobic fitness. The use of water helps ease someone from inability or weakness to competence and full ability. The use of water provides an intermediary step for building the body up.

Using water can also ease someone into getting their full range of motion back after an accident. Through this, someone can get back to being independent and able to function in an ordinary sense.

A hydrotherapy program can be tailored to suit someone’s specific needs. Some forms may be too intense for people with circulation problems, for instance. You need only to call us and describe your condition, so we can develop a regimen that suits your needs.

Hydrotherapy also excels for treating specific cardiovascular or pulmonary diseases.

Heart failure, angina, myocardial infarctions, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are conditions that can benefit from including hydrotherapy for rehabilitation. Patients that are recovering from heart or lung surgery can also recover faster in the pool.

Hydrotherapy is also useful for anyone who has difficulty exercising on land. Pain-related limitations are less of a concern due to the buoyancy, allowing people with conditions such as osteoarthritis to perform a workout routine.

Don’t hesitate to call us and consult with a therapist to see if hydrotherapy can help with your condition.