Hydrotherapy or exercise in a warm pool is ideal for gentle rehabilitation for all types of rehabilitation following illness, surgery and injury. Mandurah Physiotherapy has an on-site hydrotherapy SwimEx pool which is available to clients and operates at a comfortable 32-34 degrees. We limit pool usage to one person at a time for individual comfort. The laminar flow current provides resistance to your workout and enables exercise with different levels of fitness and strength. The buoyancy can assist movement while the resistance can make exercises harder than on land.
Once you have been assessed on land, we will provide you with a specific exercise program designed around your individual needs. Qualified Physiotherapists are on hand to assist and guide through your exercises. We have specific equipment which we use in the pool to adjust each exercise for your needs. There are also showers available on site. You do not need to be able to swim to attend hydrotherapy, as most exercises are done with your head above water. Please let us know if you have any concerns regarding your pool sessions.
You will need to bring with you:
- swimming costume (or equivalent)
- Reading glasses (if necessary)
- Change of clothes (if necessary)
- Water bottle
You will often feel tired and drained after your first hydrotherapy session. So take it gently! You may also have increased pain due to your body not being used to the new exercises. Make sure you drink plenty of water and rest after your first session. This should improve after the first few sessions. Hydrotherapy can be done under supervision or independently, once confident and safe in the pool. Please ensure you dry yourself off once getting out of the pool, before heading to the showers or home. This avoids getting water on the floors. We thank you for your assistance.
Physio Gym/Pool Group Sessions
In order to save you money, Mandurah Physiotherapy’s rehabilitation gym and pool offer small group sessions where you can train with your individualised program but under guidance so that we can continually modify and fine tune your program to suit you. Training with others is fun and motivational and there is always lots of noise and laughter from the gym and pool. If you are looking for a fun and cost effective way to train, this is it. You will be supervised throughout the session and numbers are strictly controlled.
Individual Pool Usage
Once you are familiar with your program, you can book and attend the pool either casually or buy a voucher of 10 sessions. Bookings are essential and you need to ask for a timetable for usage.
We hope you enjoy your aqua exercises with Mandurah Physiotherapy!