Physical Evolution offer hydrotherapy as a successful treatment medium for individuals who otherwise have poor tolerance of land-based exercise. The goal is to have these therapeutic successes in water carryover to land-based intervention, using hydrotherapy programs to progress to land based exercise and rehabilitation programs.
Hydrotherapy is available on the Gold Coast at the Palm Beach and Miami Hydrotherapy Pools in 30 minute time slots with an Accredited Senior Exercise Physiologist every Monday 10:30 – 14:00pm and Thursday 8:30 – 12:30pm.
Hydrotherapy is a very use full form of rehabilitation for many different types of conditions such as acute/chronic pain, pre and post-surgery rehab, arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, neuromuscular conditions and soft tissue injuries just to name a few.
The benefits of hydrotherapy include:
Reduction in muscle spasm
Increased joint range of motion
Strengthening of weak muscles
Improvement of balance and co-ordination
Re-education of paralysed muscles
Because of the buoyancy of the water, hydrotherapy allows many individuals to exercise, where they wouldn't be able to on land. The effect of this increased buoyancy and decreased gravitational force means that there is less stress on weight bearing joints such as the knees and hips and many movements can be performed in water before they would be possible on land.
Hydrotherapy pools are heated to 34 degrees. This increased temperature along with hydrostatic pressure of being in water is great for improving circulation and decreasing swelling. The comfortable water temperature contributes to the therapeutic benefits of moving in water, helping to promote relaxation of muscles and aid in pain relief.