Ahead of the launch of our new group hydrotherapy program at the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic centre, Sam Love, Exercise Physiologist at 360 Health + Community, explains what hydrotherapy is, and the positive impact it can have on a variety of demographics, pathologies and individuals.
At 360 Health + Community, our hydrotherapy programs are designed and prescribed by accredited exercise physiologists who are university-qualified and can individually tailor exercise programs to help you reach your goals.
What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is completed in a therapy pool generally heated between 33-36ºC. It involves water-based strengthening and aerobic exercises and often applies a strong rehabilitation-based element.
So, why hydro?
Hydrotherapy is an extremely versatile mode of exercise that caters to many in its diversity. Pathologies that benefit can range from chronic disease to chronic pain, injury rehabilitation to cardiovascular health and those in between.
Many of us live with comorbidities that may limit the amount of exercise we can complete on land or how well we can complete our activities of daily living. Hydrotherapy plays an extensive role in allowing decreased joint impact, whilst enabling resisted loading for an integrated approach to regaining strength and mobility.
Furthermore, having the therapy pool heated beyond 30ºC stimulates blood flow and assists in improving pain-free range of motion.
Balance can often be a key factor limiting our day to day function, however, having a falls prevention program based within the natural safety of the water allows for the body to be more supported than on land, and consequently less painful on joints.
At 360 Health + Community our hydrotherapy programs are run for 60 minutes by an accredited exercise physiologist and cater to all ages and individuals. All exercise programs are tailored to the individual, based on an initial assessment to identify key needs, goals and appropriate treatment from relevant medical history and medications.
Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre:
76 Champion Dr, Seville Grove WA, 6112
Wednesdays 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Kwinana Requatic Centre:
Monday: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Wednesday: 2.00 – 3.00pm
Thursday: 2.15 – 3.30pm
How can I join?
If you would like to be a part of our extensive hydrotherapy program, please do not hesitate to contact us today. There are several ways to join our program and we can provide further information and an assessment to get you started.
Usual streams of intake include:
- GP referral to 360 Health + Community
- GP referral for group allied health services for patients with Type II Diabetes: (1x 45 minute bulk billed one-on-one assessment and 8x 60 minute bulk billed group classes)
All new patients commencing our programs require an initial one-on-one consultation and assessment prior to starting.
Get in touch today: 1300 706 922
Sam Love | Accredited Exercise Physiologist
(MSc) Clinical Exercise Physiology
360 Health + Community