Through the use of the water’s properties, hydrotherapy is able to provide support as well as decreasing loads on the body.


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Hydrotherapy is a form of treatment incorporating water for pain relief and treatment of ailments. Through the use of the water’s properties, hydrotherapy is able to provide support as well as decreasing loads on the body. There are a large variety of methods and techniques for exercising in the water which derive the therapeutic benefits. These benefits being based on the thermal and mechanical effects on the body that hydrotherapy has.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

  • Loosening and relaxing tight, tense muscles

  • Aiding in the recovery of injuries

  • Helping to improve chronic conditions

  • Helping with mobility of the body

Conditions aided by Hydro

  • Back pain/Sciatica/ Lumbar Instability

  • Whiplash & other neck pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Tendinopathy

  • Balance/coordination problems

  • Shoulder and arm pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis & Fibromyalgia

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Stroke

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Back and pelvic pain during pregnancy

  • Work and accident related injuries

  • Rehabilitation after bone fractures, joint replacement or tendon repair

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy

Michael finished his Bachelors of Applied Science (Exercise Science) at the University of Queensland in 2003 and obtained his formal accreditation as an exercise physiologist (AEP) from ESSA over the following year. Michael has also finished a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching (Athlete Development & Rehabilitation) from the UQ as well.
Through his work as an Exercise Physiologist he has developed a wide range of experiences working with many different types of clients and has developed strong interests in athlete development and injury prevention. He also enjoys the challenge of helping the wide range of clients that he encounters on a daily basis, whether it is in the clinic, gym or pool for hydrotherapy.
Michael has an extensive history working as a performance coach in the Queensland Intrust Super Cup (Rugby League) and has also previously worked for the Brisbane Broncos in various roles. More recently Michael has worked with a number of different sports including elite and semi elite swimmers, rowing, rugby union, soccer, basketball, athletics and even dancers.
Other qualification’s Michael holds include ASCA Level 2 Coach (Strength & Conditioning), AWF Level 2 Coach (State Level Strength & Power Coach, Olympic Lifting) and Advanced Hydrotherapy Cert.

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