Exercising in water is ideal if you have a condition or injury which is aggravated by weight bearing or exercising on land. Hydrotherapy can also be a good alternative for those who can’t tolerate land based exercise or haven’t progressed to that stage in their rehabilitation, or simply prefer exercise in a pool.
Run at the Repatriation General Hospital’s indoor heated pool, we offer both General Hydrotherapy and Pregnancy Hydrotherapy classes.
Our sessions are instructed by qualified allied health professionals who are in the pool with you, to provide maximum support and assistance as needed.
We also offer 1:1s in the pool to help accommodate new participants, or those needing extra attention.
If you’re experiencing any of the following, our General Hydrotherapy classes may be of benefit to you:
Before starting General Hydrotherapy classes, you will require a 1:1 land based assessment with either our Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologist at our clinic.
This gives your practitioner the ability to speak to you about your medical conditions, history, exercise goals, and current fitness levels.
Following this assessment, they will develop a personalized programme for you to undertake within your Hydrotherapy class.
We also encourage you to see our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist in the pool for a 1:1 session prior to commencing classes to go through your programme.
Our Pregnancy Hydrotherapy classes are a fun, safe way to continue exercising throughout your pregnancy.
Led by a qualified Physiotherapist, these classes include a combination of strengthening, stretching, and relaxing exercises in the comfort of a weightless environment.
Before starting Pregnancy Hydrotherapy classes, you will need to attend a 1:1 Assessment with one of our Physiotherapists so they can speak to you in more detail about your pregnancy, any issues you may be experiencing, your general health, and the basics of exercising during pregnancy.
We also require a signed Medical Clearance from your GP, Midwife or Obstetrician before you commence classes. We happily provide a simple template for your Doctor to complete on your behalf, and we also accept a signed letter or general Pregnancy Consent Form instead.
To book with any of our experienced & qualified allied health staff, you can: