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    Hydrotherapy and aquatic therapy has been proven to be an effective part of your rehabilitation following surgery. It is commonly recommended following a number of surgical procedures including hip and knee replacements, Achilles tendon repairs and foot or ankle surgery.

    Doing hydrotherapy results in reduced pain, reduced swelling and improved strength in the early stages of following surgery. These improvements can greatly assist your recovery and fast track rehabilitation.

    Our team of physiotherapists at ME Physio offer hydrotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy at Harold Holt Swim Centre.

    When can I start hydrotherapy after surgery?

    Hydrotherapy is recommended once the surgical wounds have started to heal sufficiently to reduce the likelihood of infection. Depending on the nature of your surgery and approach to your surgery, this timeframe can vary. These timeframes vary from 2 – 6 weeks.

    Arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive and has smaller wounds which heal faster. Joint replacement surgery including hip or knee replacements traditionally have much larger and invasive wounds which take longer to heal prior to being able to enter the water.

    Your surgeon will provide an indication at your surgical post-operative follow up appointments.

    How does hydrotherapy work?

    Hydrotherapy utilises the benefits of buoyancy to reduce the amount of weight going through your body. Reducing the weight and removing ground reaction forces allows you to complete exercises which you would otherwise be unable to complete on land due to lack of strength or even due to safety and healing protocols.

    The warmth of the water can also reduce pain and assist with the management of swelling.

    To learn more about the benefits of hydrotherapy and how it works click here.

    How do I start hydrotherapy after surgery?

    To get started with hydrotherapy, get in touch or book an appointment online with our experienced physiotherapists.

    Our physiotherapists will complete a thorough assessment at ME Physio to ensure that hydrotherapy is safe and the most effective rehabilitation following your surgery. The team at ME Physio work closely with an extensive network of specialists and are able to liaise directly with your surgeon following your operation where required.


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    Last week our team celebrated another great year. 

Whilst Melbourne’s weather had its own plans, we were still determined to keep with the theme of ‘Italian Summer’. We let our hair down to master the art of mixology 🍸🍹followed by an Italian feast. Friday morning Run Club with the team. Practicing what we preach!

Staying stronger, healthier and happier. This time last week, our team was nervously completing their final preparations for @melbmara . 

Congratulations to our physiotherapists and ME community who ran on the day.

Dilen and Michael completed their first marathons. Abbey and Lizzie smashed out their first half. Last Sunday, our team headed down to see our own Matt Warren win a premiership in the VAFA Premier Men’s Competition. Last week our team dedicated a full day to professional development and team building. At ME Physio we pride ourselves on collaboration to put you at the centre of everything we do. 

Our team covered the latest treatments for back pain, financial well-being and finished off the day with salsa dancing. 

Many thanks to our guests including James Schomburgk from @the2ndvisitphysio , Financial Planners Tony Vikram & Cameron Bishop and the @salsafoundation At ME Physio, our focus is on helping you get stronger so that you can keep doing the things you love.

For Tony and Joan, healthier and stronger is being able to navigate the iconic Coast to Coast Walk in the UK! We recently had the pleasure of hosting Elise Bujor from Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy to discuss women’s health issues across the lifespan. 

Our team pride themselves on staying up to date to ensure you’re able to stay healthier, happier and stronger. Huge milestones over the past few weeks with both Tom and Jude from @delasallefc doing their first bit of running in their rehab. 

Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

Whilst running wasn’t for some - brunch was well received by everyone. Shoulder impingement can be incredibly frustrating and painful. 

Tony has been working closely with our physiotherapists Vernon and Dilen to get on top of his shoulder pain. His treatment plan has included hands-on physiotherapy and individualised exercises in our hydrotherapy and strength programs.

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