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.
The benefits of Hydrotherapy include:
- 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
About Hydrotherapy @ 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, Rosalind Deacon, Ruth Norris and Jayne Boldiston (Norton). Before undertaking a hydrotherapy program you will be assessed by our physios to develop a specific program for your needs, and to ensure medical safety. You do not need a doctor’s referral unless you have some specific medical problems which you will be advised of at your assessment.
Hydrotherapy @ Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo can assist you with:
– Osteoarthritis and joint pain
– Surgical rehabilitation
– Fracture rehabilitation
– General conditioning
– Shoulder injury & dysfunction, and pre or post surgery
– Strength Training
– Workplace injuries and motor vehicle accident rehabilitation
Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo offers hydrotherapy sessions in the form of one on one classes with a qualified physiotherapist, group classes with physiotherapist supervision and independent hydrotherapy sessions.
As a Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo client you can take advantage of our on-site pool to continue with independent exercise on an ongoing basis for maintenance exercise at a competitive rate. Ask our receptionists for details on our pool passes.