Aquatic or “water based” Physiotherapy is a popular method used by many physiotherapists for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions.

The warmth of the water promotes muscle relaxation and aides in pain relief, while the buoyancy may be used to assist or resist joint movements as well as minimizing the compressive forces of gravity.

Following an assessment with one of our physiotherapists, appropriate clients will undertake an individual aquatic session to develop a personalised program followed by supervised group classes.  This program incorporates general fitness, joint mobilisation, trunk stabilisation, balance, coordination and strengthening.

Who benefits from aquatic physio?

  • Post-op rehabilitation (knee, hip, shoulder and spine surgery)
  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Workplace and accident related injuries
  • Elderly requiring a gentle, non-compressive form of exercise
  • Sports injuries - where land based exercise is not appropriate
  • Neurological conditions
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Where are sessions held?

Aquatic Physiotherapy Sessions are held at the Ararat Fitness Centre under the supervision and guidance of a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.

For session times please see our exercise class timetable or contact the clinic on (03) 53525611. An initial appointment at APHS is required before commencing.

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