Hydrotherapy for both private and NDIS patients is offered at Albert Road General Practice with our experienced physio.
What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a form of therapy that uses water to help people improve their health and well-being. It involves doing exercises and activities in a special pool with warm water. The water’s properties, like how it makes you feel lighter and reduces pain, can be very helpful for different health problems. It can be used for things like recovering from injuries, reducing pain, improving movement, and even for relaxation. It’s a gentle and effective way to use water to make you feel better and improve your overall health.
Hydrotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions and health concerns. Some of the conditions that hydrotherapy can help treat include:
- Musculoskeletal Conditions: Hydrotherapy can assist in managing conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, back pain, muscle strains, and sprains by reducing pain, improving mobility, and promoting strength and flexibility.
- Neurological Conditions: Individuals with neurological conditions like stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injuries can benefit from hydrotherapy to enhance mobility, coordination, balance, and muscle strength.
- Sports Injuries: Hydrotherapy is commonly used for sports-related injuries, including ligament sprains, muscle strains, and post-surgical rehabilitation. The water’s buoyancy helps in supporting the body and facilitating controlled movements during the recovery process.
- Chronic Pain Conditions: Hydrotherapy can provide relief for individuals with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis by reducing pain, promoting relaxation, and improving overall well-being.
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation: Following surgeries, hydrotherapy can aid in the recovery process by facilitating gentle movements, improving range of motion, strengthening muscles, and reducing post-operative pain and swelling.
- Respiratory Conditions: Hydrotherapy can be beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by assisting in breathing control and promoting lung function.
- Stress and Mental Health: The warm water and relaxation provided by hydrotherapy can have positive effects on mental health, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation.
What should I expect at my hydrotherapy appointment?
Your first appointment for hydrotherapy will actually be at our clinic so that the physiotherapist can complete your initial assessment. In this 45 minute appointment, they will put together a treatment plan for you after discussing your current condition and the areas that you would like to address.
At this appointment, we will organise your next session which will be at the pool. There are a number of different pool locations that we can use depending on what’s most convenient for you.
At your appointment at the pool, you will meet your physio at the main entrance (change into your bathers before your session starts to get the most out of the appointment). Your physio will take you through and start your session in the pool.
You are more than welcome to bring anyone with you.
Physiotherapy at Albert Road General Practice.
Read more about physiotherapy at Albert Road General Practice here.
The main pool that we use is MSAC ( Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre) located 1km away from our clinic.
30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, VIC 3206
Below are a couple of photos of the main entrance and the foyer where you will meet the physio at the time of your appointment.