Hydrotherapy in Bendigo
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy treatment utilising water and a specifically heated pool.
How does Hydrotherapy work?
Hydrotherapy provides an environment of warmth and reduced weight bearing, which allows for effective treatment of many injuries and conditions, which are not possible with on land treatment and exercise. The ability to position the body while immersed in water and use the buoyancy and resistance of water, aids the effectiveness of the treatment and exercise programs.
- Early rehabilitation post injury or surgery with graduated weight bearing where required
- Muscle strengthening
- Improving flexibility
- Relaxation/Stress relief
- Pain relief
- Improving balance and mobility
- Improving cardiovascular fitness
- Increasing blood flow and circulation
- Increasing metabolic rate for low impact weight loss programs
Hydrotherapy at Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo
Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo has its own state of the art hydrotherapy pool on site.
Our pool is heated from 34-35 degrees Celsius, the ideal temperature for muscle relaxation and hydrotherapy exercise.
Our pool has areas of different depths and built in rails which allows for significant variation and adaptation of treatment methods as required, and also allows for non-swimmers to participate.
Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo provides the use of specialized water exercise equipment including flotation devices, weights, paddles and more, which enhance the quality of and allow variation in hydrotherapy treatments.
Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo has a number of experienced hydrotherapy physiotherapists who will develop suitable programs for you. Before undertaking a hydrotherapy program, you will be assessed by our physios to ensure medical safety and your suitability for a hydrotherapy program. You do not need a doctor’s referral, unless you have specific medical conditions, which you will be advised of at your assessment.
Group or one-on-one sessions are used to establish suitable programs for each individual. These sessions can then be continued or transitioning to independent sessions is often recommended, with periodic programs reviews for progression recommended.
Common conditions that Hydrotherapy can assist include:
- Osteoarthritis and joint pain
- Low back and neck pain
- Surgical rehabilitation
- Fracture rehabilitation
- Sports injury recovery
- General conditioning
- Shoulder injury & dysfunction, and pre or post-surgery
- Strength Training
- Workplace injuries and motor vehicle accident rehabilitation
- Ai Chi relaxation classes
If hydrotherapy isn’t for you, we may recommend treatments including physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy or clinical pilates.