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.
What is Hydrotherapy?
Through the use of the water’s properties, hydrotherapy is able to provide support as well as decreasing loads on the body.
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
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What is involved?
Hydrotherapy main focus is performing controlled and slow movements that relax you.
When you arrive, an initial assessment will take place in the clinic to make sure that hydrotherapy is appropriate and able to achieve the greatest beneﬁt through a hydrotherapy program.
Hydrotherapy can also help improve muscle strength through the pushing the water. It can also improve general fitness in those with arthritis as studies have shown.