Hydrotherapy - Everybody Physiotherapy Penrith
Everybody Physiotherapy Penrith

Hydrotherapy


Here at EveryBody Physiotherapy we have a 20m Deep Water Hydrotherapy (DWH) pool that is heated between 30° and 32°. DWH provides many of the conditioning and strength benefits of running without the risk of impact injuries.  A unique and customised program is designed for each patient, be it: rehabilitation,  therapeutic maintenance,  pregnancy, elite athletes, traction, wet weather exercise alternative, weight loss, team recovery sessions, pain relief, or intensive cardiovascular training.

Our Process and Costs

Pool entry is $10 per person.
Please note that this is a private rehabilitation facility. As a duty of care it is required that each patient must have an initial consultation with one of our physiotherapists to check on your current condition of health and to ensure a patient specific exercise program is created for your maximum benefit.

About Aquatic Physiotherapy

Aquatic physiotherapy is physiotherapy carried out in warm water where the properties of water are utilized with the knowledge and skills of the physiotherapists to improve the outcome of the rehabilitation process. Aquatic physiotherapy can be used alone, or in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, to improve muscle power, range of joint movement, balance, co-ordination, fitness and confidence in movement.

The physiotherapist already has expertise in human movement and pathologies so they use the warm water to assist and resist body movements, relax muscles, and help decrease pain.

The unique benefits that derive from performing rehabilitation exercises in a pool environment suit many conditions and injuries. The buoyancy and resistance characteristics that moving in water provides are extremely therapeutic. The hydrostatic qualities of water serve as a compression bandage which further adds to the benefits associated with this environment.

In some conditions that are sensitive to land based and/or weight-bearing exercise programs, hydrotherapy is the venue of choice for exercise-based rehabilitation.

Suitable Patients

Hydrotherapy is ideal for:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Fitness training
  • Knee and back pain
  • Weight loss
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Pregnancy
  • Post op rehab

The Benefits of Deep Water Running

Deep water running and pool-based fitness programs are available and can be a valuable cross-training strategy for ambitious and elite athletes who are keen to maintain the highest levels of fitness throughout their recovery.

Deep water running is just jogging in water deep enough that your feet don’t touch the bottom. As simple as it sounds, though, it offers many benefits. Deep water running is not only a commonly recommended rehabilitation tool for sports injuries, but it’s also a fitness and accelerated training method used by athletes and exercise fanatics everywhere.

The allure of deep water running is that as you train, the natural buoyancy of the water reduces the strain on your joints, bones and muscles by as much as 90 percent. As your body presses down in the water, the water presses up on your body, creating the illusion that you weigh less and are reducing strain. Deep water running takes advantage of buoyancy while providing the same cardiovascular workout as if you were running on solid ground.

Your body in water weighs only a fraction of what it does on land, which is one of the reasons aquatic activities like water aerobics and deep water running are so popular for older people, pregnant women and cardiac patients. This means you can stretch, tone and get a vigorous, heart-healthy workout without the added stress on your joints, bones and tissues. The decreased force not only results in pain relief but it also eases the load on your heart.

One of the biggest groups of deep water runners, however, is people recovering from injuries. As a non-weight-bearing exercise, deep water running is an often prescribed rehabilitation method for common injuries like stress fractures and torn ligaments. This therapy is great for people with lower back pain and other symptoms that exclude traditional exercises like walking or jogging.

Being injured doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to stop. If you’re an athlete, your training routine most likely involves running, and when you’re injured, the thought of abandoning your rigorous training schedule is daunting. It could mean losing strength, speed and possibly even your competitive edge.

Injured non-athletes also find recovery challenging, especially when normal movement like walking becomes difficult. If you need movement to heal, but movement causes undue stress on your body, what do you do? When you have a sports injury and need rehabilitation, or when you just want impact-free training, deep water running may be the answer.

 


Aqua Classes

Our aqua classes are run in our hydrotherapy pool, aqua classes are great for improving your muscle power, joint movement, balance, fitness and confidence in movement. Regardless of your level of fitness you can get a great workout in the water and the instructor will offer modifications to increase or decrease the difficulty of the moves to suit you. You will use a flotation belt throughout the class which will help you stay afloat.

Classes run for 45mins and include a warm down. Please come in 15mins before your class time to get ready.

Class cost: $12

Class times:
Tuesday 7am
Thursday 5:30pm
Saturday 8am
Saturday 8:45am
Call us on 02 4721 1222 to book in, bookings are essential.

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