Hydrotherapy at Physio Alive
Physio Alive’s pool therapy program is designed by physiotherapists to improve neuromusculoskeletal function, i.e. treat any soft tissue or bony injury and to improve fitness and endurance. Conducted from a privately owned pool in McLaren Vale, aquatic physiotherapy involves exercising the arms, legs and trunk in various positions in the water. Equipment may be used to facilitate or resist movement and hands-on treatment techniques may also be employed by the physiotherapist.
You do not need to be a swimmer to enjoy the many benefits of aquatic physiotherapy!
Each attendee receives an individual assessment and goal setting session and has an individually prescribed program. As our aquatic physiotherapy is prescribed and supervised by physiotherapists, you may claim for this service through your health fund extras cover to receive a rebate.
Reduction in pain
Decreased muscle pain and guarding
Decreased swelling and improved circulation
Increased range of movement, flexibility and muscle strength
Improved balance and coordination
Improved fitness and endurance
Improved postural control
Improved psychological well-being as well as motivation
As our aquatic physiotherapy is prescribed and supervised by physiotherapists, you may claim for this service through your health fund to receive a rebate and save costs.
Hydrotherapy may be used to benefit many conditions. These include:
Orthopaedic conditions such as fractures, joint replacements, muscle or bony injuries.
Spinal conditions such as disc injuries, joint or nerve pain, or after surgery.
Joint pain including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and ankylosing spondylitis.
Paediatrics developmental delay, neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, joint hypermobility, post fracture or injury.
Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, head injuries.
Cardiac rehabilitation for general conditioning or post heart attack or cardiac surgery.
Obstetric conditions for example back or pelvic girdle pain and general fitness during pregnancy.
Long term disabilities for example strengthening and conditioning exercise.
Session Times – Bookings are essential
Individual sessions available by appointment.