Healing with Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, or aquatic therapy, taps into the therapeutic properties of water to enhance the effects of exercise and improve overall wellbeing. Results Physiotherapy is situated within the Sleeman Sports Complex, which allows on-site access to temperature-controlled hydrotherapy pools and provides clients with this unique tool for rehabilitation. Let’s dive in and explore some of the incredible advantages of hydrotherapy, highlighting how this gentle therapy can enhance your physical health and injury rehabilitation outcomes.

  1. Reduced pain and swelling: The buoyancy of the water alleviates pain by reducing weight-bearing load, easing pressure on joints, bones and muscles. The hydrostatic pressure of the water provides sensory input, reducing muscle spasms, increasing blood flow and promoting pain relief and improved mobility. This makes hydrotherapy an excellent choice for individuals with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain conditions.
  2. Exercise rehabilitation: Hydrotherapy is highly effective for post-injury or post-surgery rehabilitation. The resistance and support of the water aid in rebuilding strength and endurance, regaining range of motion and functionality and adding volume to your overall physical activity, all while minimising your risk of causing further irritation or injury. This setting is also prime for sports-related rehabilitation.
  3. Cardiovascular Health: Immersion in warm water stimulates blood circulation, reducing swelling, increasing blood flow and promoting cardiovascular health.
  4. Stress reduction and improved Sleep: Hydrotherapy induces relaxation and creates a calming effect through the warmth and hydrostatic pressure of the water. This can be a valuable method of managing your stress, sleep and overall mental wellbeing.

Hydrotherapy at Results Physiotherapy offers a unique treatment experience to help enhance your recovery. Whether you seeking pain relief, post-operative rehabilitation or just looking to improve your general physical activity and exercise capacity in a safe way, hydrotherapy is a powerful addition to your routine. Our highly skilled physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can help tailor your program to your individual needs.