Hydrotherapy

To request a Hydrotherapy appointment with ME Physio call us on (03) 9571 6888 or click the book now button.

At ME Physio, we offer hydrotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy at the purpose built hydrotherapy pool at Harold Holt Swim Centre.

Hydrotherapy utilises the benefits of warm water and buoyancy to allow you to do exercises that you may otherwise not be able to do on land due to pain, stiffness or weakness. The warm temperature of 30 – 35 degrees can to reduce pain and stiffness whilst the buoyancy of water reduces the amount of weight going through the body. The pressure of the water can also assist with reducing swelling and improving circulation.

This allows our physiotherapists at ME Physio to fast-track your rehabilitation in the early stages or early on following surgery. 

Hydrotherapy with ME Physio commonly benefits the following conditions: 

  • Post surgery for joint replacement or joint arthroscopy.  
  • Pre-operative care prior to surgery to reduce pain and swelling and maintain strength. 
  • Chronic, persistent and long standing pain. 
  • Osteoarthritic or other arthritic conditions.  
  • Pain management for acute conditions including back pain.

To start hydrotherapy, book an initial appointment with our team at ME Physio. Your physiotherapist will do a comprehensive assessment to ensure that hydrotherapy is the best and safest option for you. This hydrotherapy appointment will include learning more about your medical history, past history and a thorough assessment of your strength, flexibility and mobility. This assessment ensures that your physiotherapist at ME Physio can provide a tailored, effective and individualised approach to your hydrotherapy exercises.

To get started with hydrotherapy to get stronger and healthier, call our team or book your assessment online today. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hydrotherapy good for? 

Hydrotherapy is good for a number of conditions that may benefit from the benefits of buoyancy and warm water.  

This includes conditions such as post-surgery, arthritis or chronic pain.  

Exercising in the warm water will reduce your pain and allow you to do exercises that you may not have previously been able to do due to pain.  

What happens during hydrotherapy? 

During hydrotherapy, the buoyancy of water reduces the amount of weight going through your body.  

In addition, the warmth of the water and pressure created is great for reducing pain and stiffness. It also has benefit in reducing any associated swelling.  

During your hydrotherapy appointment, your physiotherapist get into the pool with you to support and assist your personalised program.

What type of exercise is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy involves any type of therapy using water. At ME Physio, our physiotherapists will work with you and design a personalised program specifically for you. Your program could focus on flexibility, building strength, cardiovascular fitness or even a combination of the above.

Can I claim my hydrotherapy appointment on Private Health insurance?

Yes, we accept all private health insurance providers at ME Physio. As our hydrotherapy program is conducted by our physiotherapists, you will be able to claim Private Heath insurance extras.

You can also use HICAPs facilities, enabling us to provide on-the-spot processing of your private health insurance claims when you bring your card with you to any appointment.

What do I do when I arrive at Harold Holt Swim Centre for hydrotherapy?

Please inform the main reception at Harold Holt Swim Centre that you attending hydrotherapy with ME Physio. The hydrotherapy pool is located at the back of the centre.

Harold Holt Swim Centre is an accessible centre with pool hoists, pool pods, entry steps, accessible change room and toilets. If you require assistance, our friendly team or pool staff are able to assist.

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