Hydrotherapy in Canberra
Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that involves being buoyant in water for pain relief, treatment and exercise. The buoyancy enables the joints and spine to be supported by the water, thus allowing greater freedom of movement. Sometimes you are able to move more freely and achieve greater range of movement simply by being in the water. In addition, the warm water helps promote blood flow and relaxation.
It allows people to experience less pain, improve their muscle strength and enhance fitness levels.
At Back in Strength we often complement our core stability and Pilates sessions with hydrotherapy, as it allows the body to move in a more normal fashion. This in turn complements our work restoring normal movement back on land. We often use it early in rehabilitation, as the water takes the load of the spine and joints. At Back in Strength, we can progress your rehabilitation from start to finish. We have the options to begin with hydrotherapy and core stabilising work, progress to Pilates and assisted strengthening exercises, before finalising in a comprehensive home or gym program. Conversely, you may wish to continue with ongoing hydrotherapy or Pilates as an enjoyable way to maintain your health.
Hydrotherapy can benefit the following conditions:
- Low back pain
- Post spinal surgery
- Arthritis or inflammatory conditions (such as Rheumatoid or Osteo arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis)
- Sporting Injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Poor balance
- Post joint replacements
- Partial or non weight bearing leg mobility
- General strengthening and flexibility
Generally your assessment will be performed in our Canberra studio before a comprehensive program is developed for the hydrotherapy session. We attend the Hughes and Gungahlin Hydrotherapy Pools and see each client privately. Home exercises are also given to complement the session. All our hydrotherapy visits are supervised by physiotherapists.
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